Episode 6 of the Newsroom podcast Peter Ellis, the creche case and me looks into the repeated attempts to free Ellis from prison.

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

As Peter Ellis sits in prison, developments in the case keep coming. A year after he is convicted, the star child witness retracts her testimony saying she was never abused by Ellis at all. Meanwhile a prominent conservative politician does a U-turn and the top cop at the centre of the case admits to multiple affairs with complainant mothers and a social worker.


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Melanie Reid is Newsroom's lead investigations editor.

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