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Saturday, 23 March 2019 02:14 am

WATCH: 606 pairs of shoes mark World Suicide Day

World Suicide Day was marked with the laying of 606 pairs of shoes on parliament’s front lawn on Sunday.

A pair of shoes belonging to every New Zealander who killed themselves over the last year was displayed.

Organisers  wanted to draw attention to dwindling mental health resources for both those with suicidal thoughts and those who love them.

According to the latest UNICEF report, New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the developed world.

Sarah McMullan talks with Riders Against Teen Suicide (R.A.T.S.) who were part of the campaign.


Music: Te Po (Pitch Black Remix) – Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns.

First released on “Te Whaiao: Te Ku Te Whe Remixed”. Original written by Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns.

Taken from Remixes and Rarities Released 13 June 2011.

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