More to the point, what serious answers does anyone have to change this? I mean serious, realistic, payable, politically acceptable answers that wouldn't get us banned as international pariahs. In other words, you can't just say sterilise everyone who doesn't have a job or allow dairy owners to shoot on sight. What do you do to turn things around?
This is happening in a sector of society that needs to be identified and recognised before anything meaningful can be done. The Maori and Pacific Islanders community, until we can come out and say that this is the case without fear of being called out for being politically incorrect we are not going to even start to address the problem. The leaders of these communities need to be more vocal about what is happening, the extended families of these children need to stand up and say no more. It is all very well to wail and cry in grief when it happens but to continue with life as normal after and not change is criminal.
There is a case in the high court this week from Pukekohe where a 2 year old was murdered, I know a person who is having to sit through the case (not a juror) and these people are sub human. Some of what happened is just horrific, and the lack of care, responsibility or humanity is just disheartening.
Murder of a child should be a mandatory death penalty.