Story: Rhythms of daily life

'Dole' to job

'Dole' to job

For long-term unemployed people, getting paid work was difficult, in part because their daily routine had settled around not working. Work schemes often aimed to help them set up new routines. Marina Masame is shown here in 2006, running a programme in West Auckland that prepares unemployed youth for a year-long placement with a local council. She described the participants as ‘a whanau kind of group who work together to change the little things, like coming to class on time’. 

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Megan Cook, 'Rhythms of daily life - Working-age adults', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 May 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 5 Sep 2013