NZ Herald – Gloriavale leaders close in as members talk of leaving
NZ Herald – 22/04/2015
A professor who says Gloriavale tried converting him as a boy says the secretive community is feeling “tremors” after the well-publicised departure of several members in recent months.
Gloriavale’s leaders want to close a public road near their Haupiri, West Coast compound, claiming community members were victims of vandalism and vilification.
Last month, the “Ben Canaan” family of 14 fled the commune and last night another escapee, a 22-year-old known as Julia, spoke out on TV about the community.