Episode 7 of the Newsroom podcast Peter Ellis, the creche case and me is an electrifying look at a merry-go-round of bureaucrats protecting their decisions.

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

An incendiary new book on the Christchurch Civic Creche case incriminates an establishment that refuses to look at the big picture – not just the police and the investigators, but the judiciary and parliament as well. It reveals flawed processes, interviewing techniques and investigators at the heart of a totally unsound investigation, but it doesn’t change a thing for Ellis.


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Melanie Reid is Newsroom's lead investigations editor.

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