The Christchurch Civic Crèche Case

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The Press
June 21 2003

A City Possessed
Barry Colman
National Business Review publisher, of Auckland

A City Possessed:
The Christchurch Civic Creche Case
by Lynley Hood.
Publisher: Longacre Press 2001

I think there's a really huge disquiet among New Zealanders everywhere about what happened in that trial. We have got a deep sense of unease about the entire episode. That book has been an absolute revelation in this whole affair.

"I think the jury made the right decision (on the evidence that was before it), but it simply wasn't told all the evidence. When we were told what went on really, I don't think they would have come to that decision -- I don't think anybody would have. It's just been a travesty of justice.