Philippa Tolley investigates the scale of migrant labour exploitation in New Zealand amid calls for tougher penalties for employers.
Two of the most serious cases of alleged exploitation of immigrants in recent times are making their way through the courts at present.
But advocates say more needs to be done to protect those who suffer unfair treatment in this country.
They say the victims are the ones who lose all in revealing wrong doing.
Philippa Tolley has been looking into the current situation.
Image: Indonesian fishing crew .From left Entis Sutisna, Anto Fantanto, Supri Yanto
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8:12 am Sunday 27 July: Growing Up in New Zealand
Official figures show there are 260,000 children living in poverty and reducing that number is a key focus for the Government.
The Growing Up In New Zealand longitudinal study, which follows the lives of 7000 children and their families, is trying to find out which children are most at risk as early as possible and what can be done to improve their lives.
As its researchers reveal their latest findings on child vulnerability, Radio New Zealand reporter, Anusha Bradley revisits six families involved in the study to see how they are getting on.
Image: RNZ/Anusha Bradley