Melanie Reid: Going undercover in Gloriavale still haunts me
It’s now more than 20 years since Melanie Reid went “undercover” to report on the Cooperite community based on a remote West Coast farm. The Christian Community, now known as Gloriavale, was back in the news this week when Newsroom revealed the findings of an 18-month Government investigation into the community.
When investigators interviewed a group of people who had left Gloriavale, many claimed they had been sexually and physical abused. Melanie Reid, now Investigations Editor at Newsroom, says she is saddened but not surprised.
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