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Chasing Ghosts

  • A 50 Year Secret, Uncovered

    27 DEC 2019 · School teacher Jennifer Beard disappeared on New Zealand's West Coast while hitchhiking on New Year's Eve 1969. Nearly three weeks later her body was found under a bridge outside the tiny township of Haast. Now a Herald investigation has uncovered new evidence that could identify her killer. Subscribe to The 50 Year Secret on your favourite podcast app.
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  • Welcome to A Moment in Crime

    23 SEP 2019 · From the NZ Herald newsroom, and Chasing Ghosts host Anna Leask, comes A Moment in Crime
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  • Episode One: 17/10/92

    25 OCT 2017 · Full of optimism about a new life, Nicola Cruickshank and her family spent an idyllic spring Saturday with friends. Then tragedy struck. WARNING: This podcast contains material that may be distressing for younger listeners.
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  • Episode Two: Not In That Lake

    25 OCT 2017 · Amber-Lee went missing near a large body of water. It was the obvious place to start the search. But police soon started to wonder whether something more sinister had occurred. WARNING: This podcast contains material that may be distressing for younger listeners.
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  • Episode Three: Little Girl Lost

    25 OCT 2017 · With a history of drugs and crime, Nicola Cruickshank has had her critics. She decides to face the flak head-on, hoping to put the focus back on the hunt for her daughter. WARNING: This podcast contains frequent use of strong language and material that may be distressing for younger listeners.
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  • Episode Four: Sensing Nothing

    25 OCT 2017 · After Nicola Cruickshank put her faith in the “psychic detectives” of TV show Sensing Murder, she became fixated on one man. WARNING: This podcast contains frequent use of very strong language and material that may be distressing for younger listeners.
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  • Episode Five: Persons Of Interest

    25 OCT 2017 · It didn’t take long for police to focus on a small group of suspects. At the time, one name attracted particular attention. In this episode he breaks his silence. WARNING: This podcast contains strong language and material that may be distressing for younger listeners.
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  • Episode Six: Bring Her Home

    25 OCT 2017 · A quarter of a century has failed to dull the pain of Amber-Lee’s disappearance for her family. Can you help their desperate search for closure? WARNING: This podcast contains strong language and material that may be distressing for younger listeners.
    Played 31m 1s

The disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago is one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. This six-part New Zealand Herald series provides an indepth look at the...

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The disappearance of Amber-Lee Cruickshank 25 years ago is one of New Zealand's most baffling missing person investigations. This six-part New Zealand Herald series provides an indepth look at the cold case and Amber-Lee's mother's ceaseless quest to bring her daughter home.
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