Inside Gloriavale: Going undercover still haunts me
By Melanie Reid – 29/03/2017 (Updated 11/07/2017)
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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.