Gloriavale Christian Community looking to expand

Gloriavale Christian Community looking to expand

By Lois Williams – 31/07/2020 The burgeoning Gloriavale Christian Community at Lake Haupiri is looking to expand with a second compound at Lake Brunner, West Coast council leaders have heard. The Greymouth Star reported earlier this year that Gloriavale had purchased an expansive property on the remote western shore of Lake Brunner, between Moana and […]
Gloriavale leavers calling for new investigation into community

Gloriavale leavers calling for new investigation into community

By Sam Sherwood and Oliver Lewis – 26/07/2020 (Video can be viewed from article link). Dozens of former Gloriavale members are calling on the charities regulator to reinvestigate the controversial West Coast group, citing alleged abuse, mismanagement and a raft of other concerns. It follows a 2015 investigation by Charities Services, part of the Department […]
Gloriavale leavers hope new investigation leads to change

Gloriavale leavers hope new investigation leads to change

RNZ Radio New Zealand – 03/07/2020 The manager of a trust that supports leavers from the Gloriavale religious community hopes the latest enquiry could be a tipping point for change. The community near Greymouth has been the subject of previous investigations by police, Oranga Tamariki and the Charities Commission. Police confirmed enquiries were ongoing in […]
Gloriavale centre of abuse inquiry

Gloriavale centre of abuse inquiry

By: Joanne Carroll – 03/07/72020 The father of girl abused by a Gloriavale teacher says those making new assault claims at the Christian community need to be removed for their protection. Police arrived en masse at the isolated West Coast farm yesterday as part of an inquiry into new allegations of child sexual abuse. Four […]
‘Abusive’ Gloriavale father loses custody of children after court battle

‘Abusive’ Gloriavale father loses custody of children after court battle

By: Joanne Carroll – 03/07/2020 (Video can be viewed in article link). A mother has won full custody of her children after their father secretly took them to live in Gloriavale, an isolated West Coast community described as “psychologically abusive” by a Family Court judge. Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/122016785/abusive-gloriavale-father-loses-custody-of-children-after-court-battle#:~:text=A%20mother%20has%20won%20full,by%20a%20Family%20Court%20judge.
Police onsite at Gloriavale amid fresh allegations of sexual offences

Police onsite at Gloriavale amid fresh allegations of sexual offences

By: Juliet Speedy – 02/07/2020 (Video can be viewed in article link). Police have been making inquiries onsite at Gloriavale after reports of complaints of sexual offending. It follows multiple sources telling Newshub of sexual assaults happening at the religious community over the past week. Melody Pilgrim escaped Gloriavale six months ago. She’s heard allegations […]