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True Crime New Zealand is a kiwi based true crime podcast.

It is storytelling based with no opinion, just facts. We are trying to give the big picture of these crimes with context as well as investigating what happened subsequently and how the crime affected the wider community of NZ.

www.truecrimenz.com

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True Crime New Zealand is a kiwi based true crime podcast.

It is storytelling based with no opinion, just facts. We are trying to give the big picture of these crimes with context as well as investigating what happened subsequently and how the crime affected the wider community of NZ.

www.truecrimenz.com

    Case 16: The Lundy Murders (INVESTIGATION)

    Case 16: The Lundy Murders (INVESTIGATION)

    PALMERSTON NORTH. MANAWATU. 30th of August 2000. 11.59am. Mark Lundy took a call from a client who wanted to place an order; Mark emotionally communicated through tears that he couldn’t right now as he was on his way home because “something happened to his wife and child”.

    Mark arrived home to ‘Palmy’ about an hour and 16 minutes later at 1.15pm, police stopped Mark Lundy at the cordon about a block from 30 Karamea Crescent -- they had something to tell him. Police broke the news that both his wife Christine and daughter Amber were found dead that morning. Furthermore, all signs pointed to murder. 

    Visit www.truecrimenz.com for additional information on this case. Including a transcript of this episode, with supporting pictures, sources, and credits.

    Case 16: The Lundy Murders (PROLOGUE)

    Case 16: The Lundy Murders (PROLOGUE)

    PALMERSTON NORTH. MANAWATU. 30th of August 2000. 9.30am. Christine’s brother James Weggery arrived at 30 Karamea Crescent in the suburb of Kelvin Grove in Palmerston North. James knew Christine’s routine well, he knew she would be home after taking her 7-year-old daughter Amber to school. Although, James had been having difficulty getting Christine on the phone; he decided to just head over to her house. Christine had been working on the accounting for James’ trucking business and his taxes were due at the end of the month; today. 

    James Weggery approached the Lundy residence. He knocked on the front door. No answer. James already knew Christine’s husband Mark would not be home as he was in Wellington on business but Christine was always home at this time. Furthermore, the curtains were still pulled and her car occupied the car port. James wandered the property looking for signs of life. Something’s wrong, something’s off; James thought. 

    Visit www.truecrimenz.com for additional information on this case. Including a transcript of this episode, with supporting pictures, sources, and credits.

    Case 15: Beverly Bouma

    Case 15: Beverly Bouma

    REPOROA. WAIKATO. 30th of November 1998. Highschool sweethearts and husband and wife, Henk and Beverly Bouma are alone in their farmhouse property located on Plateau Road in Reporoa, a small rural community 40km outside of Rotorua. The couple's three children were not home, their son 22-year-old Russell was working on another farm; their two daughters, 17-year-old Sandra and 15-year-old Cherie were away for school in Hamilton.

    Henk and Beverly Bouma are awoken to four men wearing ski masks and gloves, one pointing a .22 rifle at them.

    Visit www.truecrimenz.com for additional information on this case. Including a transcript of this episode, with supporting pictures, sources, and credits.

    CHRISTMAS I: THE FIRST NZ XMAS

    CHRISTMAS I: THE FIRST NZ XMAS

    On the 17th of December 1642. Abel and his crew saw land in the far distance; it was Te Tai Poutini -- the west coast of the South Island of NZ. As the Dutch mariner approached the unknown land, he saw a succession of fires burning upon the coastline. 

    The days that followed saw the first meeting of European and Maori people. It was not a peaceful encounter.

    Case 14: Sophie Elliott (PART II)

    Case 14: Sophie Elliott (PART II)

    DUNEDIN. OTAGO. The day after stabbing 22 year old Sophie Elliott to death, the 10th of January 2008, Clayton Weatherston appeared in court in Dunedin -- he pled not guilty to the charge of murder. This began long and lengthy court proceedings.

    Visit www.truecrimenz.com for additional information on this case. Including a transcript of this episode, with supporting pictures, sources, and credits.

    If you are a victim of family violence or in a relationship that makes you fearful about your own or anyone else's safety, seek help as soon as possible. We have linked some resources in the show notes. You have the right to be safe.
    Women’s Refuge crisis | 0800 733 843 - 24 hoursFamily violence information line | 0800 456 450Shine National Helpline | 0508 744 633 - 9am to 11pmShakti - for migrant and refugee women | 0800 742 584 - 24 hoursNational network of stopping violence | 03 391 0048Elder Abuse Helpline | 0800 32 668 65 - 24 hoursGandhi Nivas - supporting men to be free from violence | 0800 426 344Hey Bro helpline - supporting men to be free from violence | 0800 HeyBro (439 276)Hohou te rongo kahukura - outing violence - building rainbow communities free from violenceYou, me, us - promoting healthy queer, trans and takatäpui relationshipsSensitive Claims ACC | 0800 735 566

    Case 14: Sophie Elliott (PART I)

    Case 14: Sophie Elliott (PART I)

    EDITOR'S NOTE: This episode was recorded on new equipment and we did not get an ideal recording. We learnt a lot of lessons though. We hope the quality isn't too distracting from the information for all you audiophiles out there. Much love, TCNZ.

    DUNEDIN. OTAGO. “I then heard the door being unlocked so I opened it and stepped into a small bedroom. In front of me, to my left, was the body of a young Caucasian female on the floor. She was covered in blood around her neck and upper torso. A male was standing with his hands by his sides at the end of the bed next to the body. I said to this person, ‘What have you done?’ To which he replied, ‘I killed her.’

    Visit www.truecrimenz.com for additional information on this case. Including a transcript of this episode, with supporting pictures, sources, and credits.

    If any of this is sounding familiar, or you are a victim of domestic abuse -- please know that help is available:
    Women’s Refuge crisis | 0800 733 843 - 24 hoursFamily violence information line | 0800 456 450Shine National Helpline | 0508 744 633 - 9am to 11pmShakti – for women from migrant and refugee communities | 0800 742 584 - 24 hoursNational network of stopping violence | 03 391 0048Elder Abuse Helpline | 0800 32 668 65 - 24 hoursGandhi Nivas | 0800 426 344

Customer Reviews

ClareLJ86 ,

Kiwi Casey?

I have listened to the first few episodes, and these are very well research and detailed episodes.
Delivery style is similar to Casefile and I hope that with more episodes the delivery will become easier.

A fantastic listen from my friends across the ditch

barbara the dog washlady ,

Great listen

Only listened to the first two stories and I think this is great
Different stories and well done love the atmospheric background sounds just like you would hear if you where in Kiwi. Well done will keep, enjoying this show.

Cana Australia ,

Terrible narration

very hard to listen to as narrator has a very dry and wooden style. Shame as clearly have worked hard on stories.

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