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2021 Media 

An Explosion of Interest In Centrepoint

In May 2021 the documentary "Heaven & Hell" was released on 28 May, and in the first 2 weeks of airing, had received more than 700,000 views, making it the 5th most viewed production of 2021. The documentary was produced and directed by a team of New Zealand creatives from Warner Brothers Studios New Zealand. The film was a finalist in three categories in the NZTVAwards 2021 - NZ On Air Best Documentary, Best Director Documentary/Factual (Natalie Malcon, Thomas Robins), and Best Post Production Design (Aaron Clarke and Carl Budden). The film won Best Director Documentary/Factual.

In the lead up to the documentary being aired, and in the weeks following, there was a large amount of publicity and media attention around the production team, and those who were interviewed for the documentary. A selection of the written and audio articles are linked below, including the link to watch the film directly from the site (in New Zealand via TVNZ On Demand and international viewers on Youtube link).


The Centrepoint Story

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Radio NZ Jim Mora
30 May 2021

Caroline Ansley joins the show to discuss the documentary and how a way forward needs to be found that changes the discourse around the Centrepoint story.

Folded Newspapers

Stuff Adam Dudding
30 May 2021

As a new documentary about the notorious Auckland commune hits the small screen, Adam Dudding says the vault of Centrepoint stories is only just being cracked open.


Stuff David Herkt
30 May 2021

David Herkt interviews Rachel King and Simon Horrocks about their time at Centrepoint and the upcoming documentary.


Breakfast John Campbell
24 May 2021

Three women who grew up in the Centrepoint commune in Auckland's North Shore have described their stories, shared in a new documentary, as "empowering"

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RNZ Jesse Mulligan
28 May 2021

The producer/director of "Heaven & Hell", Natalie Malcon, talks to Jesse.

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Breakfast John Campbell
23 June 2021

Centrepoint survivor Rachel King talks about her book ‘Surviving Centrepoint,’ and learning to cast off the shame she lived with for years.

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Spin-Off Caroline Ansley
24 June 2021

Dr Caroline Ansley, a survivor of the North Shore commune, asks why the work of grappling with its legacy continues to fall on those who suffered. 

Coffee and Magazines

Canvas Anke Richter 
22 May 2021

Three brave women who were sexually abused as kids and teens at Centrepoint are coming forward in a new documentary - and starting a truth and reconciliation process.


Herald Anke Richter
22 May 2021

Centrepoint survivors want justice for the children who suffered abuse, writes Anke Richter.

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