It's one of New Zealand's oldest cold cases. Now, 62 years later, police are finally investigating the disappearance of a healthy 9-year-old boy. Noreen Hegarty tells the remarkable story.

Peter Boland is not a household name in New Zealand. Yet, if what happened to the 9-year-old back in August 1957 happened to any Kiwi kid today, his name would dominate news headlines and become part of the sad roll-call of missing children.

The young Auckland boy was hundreds of kilometres from home, spending part of the school holidays in the care of a family friend at a farm in the