Moving to New Zealand because of the better lifestyle you think it will offer your kids.
Think again after watching this video – it will genuinely shock you. Bradley Goudie filmed a drunk/ drugged child in the small Waikato town of Hamilton – suburb Fairfield.
Extracts from the dialogue include: “only in Fucking Fairfield” “He’s Maori bro…he’s different…we can drink at any time…leave him alone…it doesn’t matter” Listen to the end. “Your problem not mine I guess.”
After the video gained international attention (NY Daily News) rather than open a debate into why this is happening, NZ police, who were earlier embarrassed by accusations of not attending the scene more quickly, moved more rapidly and complained to YouTube.
Hours later, after gathering hundreds of thousands of views, it was removed. However, it had already gone viral and is now at large on the net. It can also be found at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e2c_1389145050 and many international news sites.
WASTED 8/9 YEAR OLD KID WHO SMOKES WEED DRUNK AT SKATEPARK (960,500 views)
Published on Jan 7, 2014
Time to reveal one of the BIGGEST issues in New Zealand, under-aged drinking. This sort of behavior is despicable. Not only is the boy in danger, but his behavior also puts other kids around the skate park at risk. Sure, this was reported to the police but what are they really going to do about it? Skate parks all over the country are used by up coming thugs as a sort of training area for bad behavior because there are never surveillance camera’s or consistent rules/regulations. Rocking up to Fairfield skatepark only to find an 8 or 9 year old highly intoxicated… You may think this video is funny, but there’s a point where it becomes serious as alcohol intake can cause serious impalement and damaging to the brain.
Takes a village to raise a child, doesn’t it?
Comments from round the net
Uproxx.com Top of the Lake taught me everything I know about New Zealand, so all things considered, I’d say the drunk nine-year-old boy covered in vomit is actually doing well for himself. He’s not pregnant, he hasn’t fallen off any mountains, and he’s not living in a shipping crate with Holly Hunter. And yet, the Kiwis are NOT happy.
Suburb information from Wikipedia
According to the 2006 census, Fairfield has a population of 4698. The Index of Socioeconomic Deprivation, ranked 1-10 from lowest to most deprived areas, lists Clarkin and Porritt statistical zones at 9/10 (high deprivation).
Also from the same YouTube account
update: this video was posted from the same YouTube account. Watch it and see if you think the plucky young mum may’ve felt intimidated and backed-off because of it. Rather like the guy in the first video backed off when confronted by someone bigger than he.
Extracts from our Children’s issues Wiki, from which the following statements have been taken:
The Chief Coroner said he was “shocked and frustrated” by the high number of very young teens (some as young as 13) who drink themselves to death in New Zealand. It’s another symptom of the country’s hard drinking/binge drinking culture.
Children as young as nine are among the hundreds of young people aged under 16 that are being treated for alcohol and drugs addiction – and that’s just in Auckland. The numbers of children receiving treatment is on the rise – there was a 20% increase in 2010.
Two counsellors have taken legal action against a Hamilton school, claiming the high number of student suicides and deaths left them suffering post-traumatic stress disorder…Counsellors were required to deal with self-harming, death, suicide, bullying, drug and alcohol abuse, family violence, sexual abuse, depression and eating disorders…”source
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