Below are some books, articles, and news material, which explore more deeply the events and the experiences of Centrepoint, from the perspective of a few individuals.
Other written material
We, the children of Centrepoint, are breaking through the silence
As Centrepoint once again becomes a focus of media attention, Dr Caroline Ansley, a survivor of the North Shore commune, asks in this Spin-Off article why the work of grappling with its legacy continues to fall on those who suffered.
Prince of the Commune
A rare and disturbing interview with a Centrepoint abuser. Anke Richter details the 2014 interview she had with prominent Centrepoint member and son of Bert, John Potter, in North & South.
The Vault of Centrepoint Stories is only just being Cracked Open
As a new documentary about the notorious Auckland commune hits the small screen, Adam Dudding, writing for Stuff, says the vault of Centrepoint stories is only just being cracked open.
Centrepoint Survivors on Speaking out and Reconciliation
Centrepoint survivors want justice for the children who suffered abuse, writes Anke Richter, for The Herald. Three survivors from an infamous New Zealand sex cult are breaking their silence to call for restorative justice for the children who were abused.
Breaking the Silence, Lifting the Shame
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 - writes Anke Richter for Canvas magazine.
Bert Potter's Centrepoint; A Survivor Tells her Story
Anke Richter opens up the story again in catching up with some of Centrepoint's children in 2018, for this North & South article. She provides another insight to the journeys of the forgotten children that were part of the community and where they are now, what they are doing and how they have established their adult lives beyond Centrepoint
Gloriavale Report; Have We Learned nothing from Centrepoint?
This article in the Spin-Off by Anke Richter draws parallels between the Auckland Commune and the closed West Coast religious community.
Anke Richter tells the story of her emotional journey through the labyrinth of the post-Bert Potter world of Centrepoint Community to North & South. She profiles the stories of some of the people who lived there as children and teenagers and the trauma they experienced, which is still unacknowledged by the majority to the adults who lived there at the time.