16 episodes

This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation - a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down. There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the only survivor: David Bain. Since then the country has asked: who killed the Bain family? David or his father Robin? In this podcast, Martin van Beynen explores the case from start to finish, picking through evidence, the mysteries and motives, and interviewing never-before-spoken-to witnesses. He seeks to finally answer the question: Who was the killer?

BLACK HANDS - A family mass murder Stuff

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    • 4.7 • 509 Ratings

This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation - a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down. There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the only survivor: David Bain. Since then the country has asked: who killed the Bain family? David or his father Robin? In this podcast, Martin van Beynen explores the case from start to finish, picking through evidence, the mysteries and motives, and interviewing never-before-spoken-to witnesses. He seeks to finally answer the question: Who was the killer?

    Introducing: Coronavirus NZ

    Introducing: Coronavirus NZ

    Each day Stuff journalists Adam Dudding and Eugene Bingham take a closer look at the Covid-19 pandemic from a New Zealand perspective. Subscription links at player.whooshkaa.com/shows/coronavirus-nz. For more Coronavirus coverage see www.stuff.co.nz.

    • 58 sec
    Before Black Hands, there was White Silence

    Before Black Hands, there was White Silence

    This story also rocked a nation. On November 28, 1979, an Air New Zealand jet took off from Auckland Airport on a sightseeing trip to Antarctica. There were 257 people on board. Hours later everyone was dead.
    This new podcast from Stuff and RNZ explores the shocking story of New Zealand's deadliest disaster.
    The renowned investigative journalist behind Black Hands, Martin van Beynen, thought you may want to know about it.

    • 36 min
    The District - A Stuff Circuit podcast

    The District - A Stuff Circuit podcast

    If you've enjoyed Black Hands, we want to let you know about the District. This is a 7 part crime podcast that delves into one of New Zealand's most famous murder cases. It's also about another strange death and how the two cases collide. It's all available now. We hope you enjoy it.

    • 20 min
    Stuff & RNZ Present: Gone Fishing

    Stuff & RNZ Present: Gone Fishing

    If you've enjoyed Black Hands, we want to let you know about Gone Fishing, New Zealand's latest major crime podcast.
    Co-produced by Stuff and RNZ, this eight-part series dives into an historic murder mystery set in west Auckland. 
    Gail Maney served a life sentence for ordering the murder of Deane Fuller-Sandys, who disappeared in 1989. But Gail insists she's innocent, saying she never even met Deane. In fact, she doesn't think he was murdered at all. She thinks he'd just - gone fishing.
    In Part 1 of Gone Fishing, The Fire, Gail Maney is sitting at home when the police knock on her door, asking questions about a murder they think happened eight years earlier ... 
    Parts 1-3 were released on June 25 and the remaining episodes are being released daily till June 30. Listen on:

    Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | Spotify | Gone Fishing homepage

    • 29 min
    11. The Journalist And The Judge

    11. The Journalist And The Judge

    In 2012 Canadian judge Justice Binnie said David Bain was innocent on the balance of probabilities. Why? Hear what Binnie says and what Martin van Beynen makes of his arguments. And why does Binnie compare van Beynen to Inspector Javert, a fictitious fanatical police inspector?

    • 52 min
    Black Hands - Trailer

    Black Hands - Trailer

    Coming soon from Stuff: A groundbreaking new podcast series on the most controversial murders in New Zealand history - the killing of five members of the Bain family in 1994.

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
509 Ratings

509 Ratings

ListenandRunandRun ,

A must listen

One of the best podcasts I have found!

Watermelonz99 ,

Best

Best podcast

SLock2020 ,

Interesting

Well produced and interesting. The authors bias became quite clear well before he gave his opinion in the final chapter.
His comment on how he thinks some of the Bain camp are anti police in the same way some African Americans are in the USA could do with expanding or reworded to not sound so flippant and dismissive.
Entertaining listen and I look forward to comparing and contrasting it with the TV series of the same name.

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