Amanda Evans: When your Gloriavale reality is not mine

Amanda Evans: When your Gloriavale reality is not mine

By: Amanda Evans 16/08/2016 Amanda Evans has directed and produced three top-rating Gloriavale documentaries for TVNZ. Here she responds to criticism from one former resident of the South Island religious community that the documentaries don’t dig deep enough. Having read Melissa Harrison’s criticism of Gloriavale – A Woman’s Place, it’s clear she is very angry […]
Gloriavale Christian Community assets top $40 million

Gloriavale Christian Community assets top $40 million

By: Joanne Carroll – 29/02/2016 The Gloriavale Christian Community has opened up to defend its tax status as its assets reach more than $40 million. The community leaders took out a large advertisement in the Greymouth Star on Saturday after its financial statements were released online. Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/77378317/gloriavale-christian-community-assets-top-40-million
Men ‘groomed’ to have underage sex in Gloriavale, ex-member says

Men ‘groomed’ to have underage sex in Gloriavale, ex-member says

By: Ashleigh Stewart – 01/05/2015 Gloriavale’s men are “groomed” to have sex with underage girls and should not shoulder the blame, the granddaughter of the commune’s leader says. Another former member has revealed that girls who put on weight were verbally abused and forced to fast. Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/68166569/men-groomed-to-have-underage-sex-in-gloriavale-ex-member-says  
Family leaves Gloriavale for new life in Timaru

Family leaves Gloriavale for new life in Timaru

By Sarah Jarvis – 10/03/2015 A family of 14 has left the West Coast’s Gloriavale Christian commune to make a new home in Timaru. On Monday, a Facebook post circulated with details of the family’s plight, asking people for donations of housing, food, money, clothes, household items and a vehicle. Read more here: https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/67183648/family-leaves-gloriavale-for-new-life-in-timaru?rm=m