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.

“The support we got from Shine felt like being airlifted to safety. Shine's help affected us in many positive ways – we regained our peace-of-mind, felt secure, and started to feel much safer while asleep at night.”