Waikato Times
June 11 2003

Goff remains firm

No new evidence has emerged to justify reconsideration of the Peter Ellis case, Justice Minister Phil Goff said yesterday. Ellis, freed in 2000, has always maintained his innocence in the Christchurch Civic Creche child abuse case. Now many well-known New Zealanders are lending their signature to a top-level inquiry into his conviction. They aim to gather signatures of about 100 prominent New Zealanders. Mr Goff said he was not persuaded there was good reason for such an inquiry.