Where are the jobs? Desperate times, but hope on the way

By Simon Collins

Photo / Natalie Slade
Photo / Natalie Slade

Hare Peihopa, 18, has had "on and off jobs" in Auckland and most recently worked on a kumara farm near Dargaville until three months ago. We find him sitting in Whangarei's mall with his uncle Bunny Peihopa, 44, who has "made a career" out of selling marijuana.

"I don't sell drugs, I don't even smoke or drink," says Hare. He needs a job because his partner is pregnant.

"I will get a job," he says. "My mum is coming up from Auckland and that'll help us out a lot. We'll apply for a [Housing NZ] house. I applied before I knew my baby was on the way."

- NZ Herald

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