Women's refuges at breaking point

Women's refuges at breaking point

Women’s refuges in Auckland are at crisis point, and are having to turn away women needing shelter.

New Zealand has the highest reported rate of intimate partner violence in the developed world, and last year police were sent on 100,000 calls related to family violence.

Refuges face a daily struggle to keep their doors open. They’re over-filled and under-funded and women are being turned away as a result.

There is no arguing our rates of domestic violence are getting worse. It could be because more people are coming forward, but those trying to help women are at breaking point.

Story hit the streets to see the reality and find out what can be done.

Watch the video for the full Story report.