Family violence: 'He held a chainsaw to my neck"

Family violence: 'He held a chainsaw to my neck"

Today we are telling the story of real victims. Some of this content may be confronting and upsetting. It took her 10 years to leave him. Ten years of being hit, kicked, choked, strangled. Ten years of hiding the abuse from the outside world. But the night he almost killed her, that was the night she left. It was her son's seventh birthday. Click here to read more at nzherald.co.nz.

“Since I came to Shine's refuge I felt safe. The staff members are very welcoming and supportive. I know I have a place where I can feel safe and call home. The staff at Shine always help me with the things I need. They are amazing. THANK YOU. ” a Shine refuge client