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Benefits Street


Benefits Street

Benefits Street on TV ONE and TVNZ Ondemand

Benefits Street is the ground-breaking social reality format that forces viewers to examine how they really feel about welfare.

With its radical new approach to storytelling, the series highlights social issues through the reality of life in some of the country's most benefits-dependent neighbourhoods, tackling controversial topics head on and instantly scoring high ratings, whilst sparking national debate.

Each week we follow the residents as they navigate their way through economic hardships, raising children in poverty, with low levels of education and training and high levels of crime. Every episode is loosely based around a central topic from parenting to relationships, from drug addiction to selfimprovement or immigration.