For two decades, the Government sent troubled teens to a taxpayer-funded boot camp on Great Barrier Island. It was meant to get their lives back on track. Instead, many say it scarred them for life.

They describe a culture of fear, domination and violence. Despite 16 years of red flags, child welfare bosses failed to intervene. SUNDAY asks why.

Reporter: Jehan Casinader

Producer: Kim Peacock

Cameras: Martin Anderson, Gary Hopper, Cam Williams, Phil Melville

Graphics: Jonathan Fontana, Nick Holmes

Editor: Bleddyn Parry


She describes them as “extraordinary circumstances’’, and this week’s elevation of Jacinda Ardern as Labour leader was just that.

Can she succeed where four previous leaders have failed and lift Labour out of the doldrums?

For her first 72 hours on the job, SUNDAY goes behind the scenes with Ardern as she takes on a challenge which only last month she said she wasn't ready for.

REPORTER: John Hudson

PRODUCER:  Dale Owens

EDITOR: Ben Selkirk

CAMERAS: Martin Anderson, Barrington West


He’s a superstar athlete on the tennis court, but Bernard Tomic has generated far more headlines for his arrogant behaviour than his undeniable talent. 

He says he’s not concerned about his deteriorating public image, but last month at Wimbledon, Tomic was dropped by a sponsor and slapped with a $20,000 fine for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Tomic addresses his bad boy behaviour and whether it’s all over for the once-so-promising tennis player.

Channel 7 “SUNDAY NIGHT”