23 episodes

From the NZ Herald newsroom comes A Moment in Crime - a podcast delving into some of New Zealand’s biggest cases.

Anna Leask has been a crime and justice reporter at the Herald for more than a decade.

Each month she'll take you inside some of our most infamous incidents, notorious offenders and behind the scenes of high profile trials and events to show you what’s really happening in your backyard.

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    • 4.5 • 18 Ratings

From the NZ Herald newsroom comes A Moment in Crime - a podcast delving into some of New Zealand’s biggest cases.

Anna Leask has been a crime and justice reporter at the Herald for more than a decade.

Each month she'll take you inside some of our most infamous incidents, notorious offenders and behind the scenes of high profile trials and events to show you what’s really happening in your backyard.

    Auckland's night stalker - The Riverhead quarry attack and the unmasking of a monster

    Auckland's night stalker - The Riverhead quarry attack and the unmasking of a monster

    Herald journalist Anna Leask looks back at the case of Colin Mitchell - the man behind an attack on a Auckland woman in 2017. What started as an apparent random attack soon unravelled as four decades of offending by a serial rapist who was finally revealed.
    If it's an emergency and you feel that you or someone else is at risk, call 111.​ If you've ever experienced sexual assault or abuse and need to talk to someone contact the Safe to Talk confidential crisis helpline by texting 4334 and they will respond or visit https://safetotalk.nz/contact-us/ for an online chat.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Kahui Twins: Who killed Chris and Cru

    The Kahui Twins: Who killed Chris and Cru

    Who killed Chris and Cru Kahui? The twin brothers were only 84 days old when they died, within hours of each other, after being violently assaulted. Their deaths remain one of New Zealand's worst child abuse cases.

    Are you worried about the safety of a child?
    If you have concerns about the immediate safety of a child, call 111.
    Alternatively contact your local police station. Or, contact Oranga Tamariki, Ministry for Children on 0508 326 459 for advice or www.orangatamariki.govt.nz/contact-us/contacts.

    • 1 hr
    Murder at Mangere Mountain: the Claire Hills cold case

    Murder at Mangere Mountain: the Claire Hills cold case

    In 1998 Auckland woman Claire Hills didn't make it to work. The 30-year-old was murdered, burned alive in her own car. Her killer left clues - DNA even - but after 23 years police are still no closer to finding him.

    If you can help police phone 0800 OP HILLS.

    SEXUAL HARM - DO YOU NEED HELP?
    If it's an emergency and you feel that you or someone else is at risk, call 111.​

    If you've ever experienced sexual assault or abuse and need to talk to someone contact the Safe to Talk confidential crisis helpline by text on 4334, email support@safetotalk.nz or visit
    https://safetotalk.nz/contact-us/ for an online chat

    • 34 min
    Smocks, secrecy and sex offenders: inside Gloriavale Christian community

    Smocks, secrecy and sex offenders: inside Gloriavale Christian community

    In this episode of Herald true-crime podcast A Moment In Crime we look into the beginnings of Gloriavale and the ongoing list of men brought to justice for sex crimes against children within the confines of the religious community.

    And podcast host Anna Leask speaks about her own time at Gloriavale, reflecting on all she saw and experienced during a visit to the place often referred to as a cult or sect.

    • 43 min
    Murder in the Sounds: a most controversial case

    Murder in the Sounds: a most controversial case

    Ben Smart and Olivia Hope went missing over New Year 1997. Their bodies were never found but a man was convicted of their murders and jailed for life. In today's episode of A Moment In Crime we revisit the enduring mystery,

    • 33 min
    Missing and murdered: The tragic killing of Grace Millane

    Missing and murdered: The tragic killing of Grace Millane

    In this month's episode of A Moment In Crime, senior journalist Anna Leask looks back a the murder of Grace Millane, a young backpacker from the UK who died in Auckland, New Zealand in 2019.

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

sar_27 ,

Fabulous True Crime Podcast

Really enjoying this podcast, very well researched and produced. Highly recommend.

pandatruecrime ,

5/5

I listen to a lot of true crime podcast and sometimes I tend to zone out mid podcast,but this podcast made me spot what I was doing and listen 👍

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