Secret New Zealand


This top-rating series produced by Greenstone Pictures features stories of intrigue, secrets, lies and cover-ups. Presented by Peter Elliott, the show’s producers gained access to top-secret SIS files, talked to high ranking politicians and uncovered fascinating evidence in a number of intriguing cases.

“Secret New Zealand” – features the full story on a cover-up in the justice and prison system that went right to the top, and new information on how the All Blacks were poisoned prior to the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Who bashed the clowns? –  the best kept secret in the history of the New Zealand police; and suppressed inventions – when three kiwis began separately to develop a motorcar that ran on water.

The Bogle-Chandler mystery – what caused the shocking deaths of brilliant kiwi scientist Dr Gilbert Bogle and his lover Margaret Chandler? Were their unexplained deaths a drugs related suicide, an accidental poisoning, or was Gib Bogle murdered because he knew too much?

The fascinating story of 17 young New Zealanders brutally beheaded by the Japanese during WW2 and the implications for a kiwi family today.

Peter Elliott lifts the lid on what really happened!  2 series produced.


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Production Details

Production Personnel Series 2

Producer: Jill Graham

Exec producer: Tony Manson

Network exec: John Wright

Directors: Jill Graham, David Lomas, Pietra Brettkelly, Peter Bell

Drama directors: Peter Elliott, Mark McNeil

Researchers: Andrea Hotere, Mark Derby, David Lomas, Penny Ehrhardt

Script Consultant: Phil Wallington

Offline editor: John Fraser, Irena Dol

Production manager: Kate Cresswell

Production coordinator/locations: Bronwyn Bezuidenhout

Camera: Clint Bruce

Sound: Phil Donovan, Ant Nevison, David Spinner

Presenter: Peter Elliott

Production accountant: Jeanette Wiles-Cromie

Financial controller: Glenda Paterson

Funded by:  New Zealand on Air and TVNZ