Episode 3 of the Newsroom podcast Peter Ellis, the creche case and me investigates early lies and promises.

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 3 BELOW or on your favourite podcast app, including Apple and Spotify

Up to five children a day are being seen at the police Child Abuse Unit, some put through multiple evidential interviews. The panic spreads through the families, and parents are ballistic with fear – a frenzy being led by therapists and police.


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Melanie Reid is Newsroom's lead investigations editor.

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