I'm not sure what to make of the story of a Samoan woman who gave birth on a place and allegedly then dumped the baby in the rubbish bin. On one hand I'm shocked at the actions, but I'm not entirely sure criminal charges are going to secure a good outcome for anyone least of all the infant. There's been plenty of mudslinging about how this woman has tarnished Samoa's reputation, which again does little to make this situation any better
Perhaps the best comment so far on the case has been from Labour MP Su'a William Sio who said the case highlighted the need for better sex education among pacific woman. However perhaps another part of the story that doesn't get much air time is that she was on the flight to Auckland as part of group seasonal workers, presumably to earn some cash for not only this baby but her child back in Samoa.