Episode 2 of the Newsroom podcast Peter Ellis, the creche case and me reveals frantic parents, allegations of multiple abusers – and an arrest.

In never-before-heard interviews, this gripping new series takes you inside one of New Zealand’s most controversial legal cases, when a kind of madness gripped Christchurch, resulting in a miscarriage of justice that would take 30 years to put right.

Peter Ellis, the creche case & me is an 8-part Newsroom Investigates video series and podcast presented by Melanie Reid. WATCH THE SERIES OR LISTEN TO EPISODE 2 BELOW or on your favourite podcast app, including Apple and Spotify.

When Detective Colin Eade and a core group of parents call an urgent meeting, the flames of fear become a bonfire – Eade is convinced Ellis is not acting alone and that at least 10 other offenders are also involved.


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Melanie Reid is Newsroom's lead investigations editor.

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