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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    • 3.5 • 12 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.

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    • 1 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 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 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 Seven - The End of the Ride

    Episode Seven - The End of the Ride

    Answers to some of the key questions are proving elusive - or is the silence telling in itself? We talk to the man who started this all off and discover he has secrets. How can any of this bring closure for the families desperately seeking justice?

    • 30 min
    Episode Six - Old Leads, Fresh Leads

    Episode Six - Old Leads, Fresh Leads

    We're on the hunt for answers about one of those guns. And tensions rise as we track down a key witness. Is he the villain he's been built up as? Does he have the answers we need?

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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What’s the point?

I got to the end and wondered what this podcast was trying to achieve. A poorly researched look at one of New Zealand’s most well-known murders? It’s just a lot of chatting with damaged people. How did his podcast help them or progress our understanding of the case?

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