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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.

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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 19: Gordon McKay

    Case 19: Gordon McKay

    PIHA, AUCKLAND. In 1939 Piha was in the news for something completely unrelated to its beach; it was in the headlines for a house fire claiming the life of one person. As the events unfolded, more information rose to the surface and ultimately the story of the ‘Piha Fire’ of 1939 became one of the most curious crimes in the archives of NZ’s history. This is the tale of Gordon McKay and The Duplicitous Inferno. 



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    Case 18: The Raurimu Rampage

    Case 18: The Raurimu Rampage

    RAURIMU, MANAWATU. Saturday the 8th of February 1997. 9.05am. Stephen Anderson walks into the kitchen holding a 12 gauge sawn-off shotgun and carrying a shotgun cartridge in his mouth. His father Neville immediately sprang from his seat and approached the gunman “What are you doing… Give it to me Stephen”. Neville grabbed hold of the barrel of the shotgun, attempting to wrestle it out of his son’s hands when Stephen accused his father of being wicked, “You're the devil incarnate." BANG! The shotgun fired, fatally injuring Neville Anderson. Stephen’s rampage had begun.

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    ANZAC I: Caesar the Anzac Dog

    ANZAC I: Caesar the Anzac Dog

    In early 1916, the 4th Battalion of the NZ Rifle Brigade took part in a parade down Queen Street, Auckland before they embarked overseas to Egypt to fight in World War I. ‘A’ company marched down the street waving to the cheering crowd, they were joined by their mascot, an American bulldog called Caesar. 

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    Case 17: Baby Kahurautete

    Case 17: Baby Kahurautete

    LOWER HUTT. WELLINGTON. Saturday. 13th of April 2002. 11.20am. Donna Hall gathered her two nieces, Manumea and Erena Durie to take a morning stroll along the Hutt River with ‘baby Kahu’ and the family dog. The fivesome left their house and wandered through the suburbs of Woburn. The two nieces pushed Kahu in the pushchair a few metres ahead of Donna who walked the dog behind.

    Eventually the quintet walked southwest onto Saint Albans Grove. As they made their way down the road towards the riverbank a Mitsubishi Magna passed them and parked ahead at the end of the grove, near the stairs to Strand Park. 

    As the quintet approached the stairs leading up to the riverbank, a man wearing a balaclava, gloves and weilding a .22 Ruger semi automatic rifle burst out of the Mitsubishi and quickly approached the group. The attacker pointed the rifle at the head of Erena Durie and threatened to kill her along with her sister Manumea if they didn’t leave baby Kahu.

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    History II: Featherston Military Camp

    History II: Featherston Military Camp

    In 1915, the area between Featherston and the Tauherenikau River was acquired by the Ministry of Defence. The area was chosen as the site to train the New Zealand soldiers heading to Europe to serve in World War I.

    Development began on the site with over 1,000 workmen constructing what would become NZ’s largest military training camp; Featherston Military Camp.

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    Case 16: The Lundy Murders (EPILOGUE)

    Case 16: The Lundy Murders (EPILOGUE)

    PALMERSTON NORTH. MANAWATU. Four months into his sentence, in August of 2002, Mark Lundy took his case to the Court of Appeal based on the belief that he was convicted on “bad science”. 

    Upon upholding the conviction, the Court added an additional three years to Mark’s non-parole period; bringing the total non-parole term to 20 years. The reason for the increase was due to the Court of Appeal believing the original trial judge was too lenient and didn’t fully take into account the horrific circumstances of Amber Lundy’s murder, “She must have died with the awful injuries to her mother as her last living memory ... we have to say that Mr Lundy's murder of his daughter in these circumstances, coming on top of the murder of his wife, requires denunciation and demonstration of society's abhorrence at a very high level".

    While Mark continued to maintain his innocence. The legal avenues to express that innocence were running out.

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Customer Reviews

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228 Ratings

228 Ratings

MTBSt@r ,

True crimes

Really interesting and easy to listen to.. factual and in depth stories.. well done!!

zobelle74 ,

Keep them coming!

Really enjoying these, it’s the first podcast series I’ve listened to and I’m hooked. Love hearing about the NZ history and finding out more details about some of the well know cases. I look forward to listening to more as they come out.

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Great!

Love this podcast. Now and then the legal terms/facts aren’t quite right (I only know because that’s my field) but only minor details that don’t effect the overall story. Super interesting, well researched. I’ve just converted my friend and we both listened to all the episodes on our road trip. More please!! Love your work.

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