'People are always having a go at Gloriavale' - Mitch Harris

Night Talk 30/04/2018
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Night talk - Mitch Harris opening comments, Monday 30th April 2018.

Tonight: Gloriavale is back in the news - have you ever thought about living in a religious community like the one on the West Coast of the South Island?

Newshub revealed tonight on the 6pm bulletin that religious groups are undertaking night-time raids to drop off material that presents a different view of God.

But Gloriavale's leaders are striking back; it has a night-watch set up to stop anyone from getting in.

On the night Newshub visited, a car was blocking a one-lane bridge on the way in to Gloriavale. In the car is Helpful Christian, who says he is part of the night watch.

"I'm here to stop people coming on the property that we don't want coming on the property," he said.

Gloriavale is fighting continuous night raids by well-meaning missionaries.

The 'Night Raiders' sneak in to deliver alternative religious messages. Their mission is to break what they view as a religious cult.

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