12 episodes

The District is a seven-part podcast from the Stuff Circuit investigative team. It's a story about injustice, but mostly it's a story about people. People who are trying to get on with their lives, but can't. It centres on an infamous unsolved murder case, in a rural district of New Zealand: examining the colourful characters involved and their unending search for justice, the kicks in the guts, the suspicions, and the fresh clues - could they hold the answer to New Zealand's most notorious cold case? The District is also about another strange death; another family gripped by a sense of injustice, desperately seeking answers. The two cases end up colliding in the most unexpected way. Injustice is like a disease. There's always a starting point, patient zero. But it never stops there.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 81 Ratings

The District is a seven-part podcast from the Stuff Circuit investigative team. It's a story about injustice, but mostly it's a story about people. People who are trying to get on with their lives, but can't. It centres on an infamous unsolved murder case, in a rural district of New Zealand: examining the colourful characters involved and their unending search for justice, the kicks in the guts, the suspicions, and the fresh clues - could they hold the answer to New Zealand's most notorious cold case? The District is also about another strange death; another family gripped by a sense of injustice, desperately seeking answers. The two cases end up colliding in the most unexpected way. Injustice is like a disease. There's always a starting point, patient zero. But it never stops there.

    Introducing: What's Wrong With You?

    Introducing: What's Wrong With You?

    New from Stuff: a podcast that tackles the big questions about life with a disability. All you wanted to know and more about sex, religion, mobility carparks - and how to fend off outrageous questions from strangers.

    • 38 min
    Bonus Episode 2 - The Gun

    Bonus Episode 2 - The Gun

    A crucial witness who emerged in The District has had a surprising change of mind about some of his recollections. Producers Eugene Bingham and Paula Penfold reveal this new twist - which centres on a gun - and discuss the implications.

    • 22 min
    Bonus Episode 3 - The Other Murder

    Bonus Episode 3 - The Other Murder

    The District centred around a controversial unsolved murder tracing back almost 50 years - but it turns out there was another murder in the district dating back even further. Producers Eugene Bingham and Paula Penfold discuss this intriguing case - which has spooky echoes in the Crewe murders. 9biu9iz9

    • 6 min
    Bonus Episode 1 - The Aftermath

    Bonus Episode 1 - The Aftermath

    Following the release of The District, plenty of people came forward with feedback and theories. Producers Eugene Bingham and Paula Penfold discuss some of them - and reveal some new information.

    • 14 min
    Episode One - The Sister

    Episode One - The Sister

    We meet Lynette Stevens who, in the process of investigating the death of her brother, finds an intriguing connection to one of New Zealand's most notorious cold case murders.

    • 18 min
    Episode Two - The Brother

    Episode Two - The Brother

    A secret witness, police corruption, an unsolved murder, and mysterious goings-on around Lynette's brother's death. Are they linked? And Lynette introduces us to another family fighting injustice - for almost 50 years.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

LincKym ,

Well done!

Avery well made and thought provoking podcast.

casbar_*** ,

Interesting, complex and entertaining.

Really professionally and clearly structured account of two deaths and the reverberations throughout their families and a small community.

Ahapanda ,

Nice one!!

Fantastic podcast very NZ which I love, beautifully crafted so you get a sense of the characters (actually people), that are pushing for justice. Interviews are very well explained. Well done. Thank you.

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