Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Manawatu: Man charged with murder

Man charged with murder

Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 1:16pm

Central

Manawatu Police have now charged a man with the murder of Whanganui man, Whetu Teaola Hansen, who was last seen on Sunday the 24th of November, 2013.

A 56-year-old man from the Manawatü was arrested and charged by officers earlier today. He will appear in the Palmerston North District Court on Wednesday the 14th of May, 2014.

Mr Hansen's disappearance began as a missing person investigation and was upgraded to a homicide inquiry in early December 2013.

Both Mr Hansen and his dog Henry have not yet been located and Police still want to speak to anyone that may have any information about their whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Dave Wilson (06) 213 9595. Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

"Officer's from across the District have worked tirelessly on this investigation since it began, and there is still much work to be done with the main focus of returning Mr Hansen to his family," says Detective Senior Sergeant Simon Harrison, officer in charge of the investigation.

As the matter is now before the court Police will make no further comment.
Note:
Detective Senior Sergeant Harrison is not available for interviews.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On Bank Scandals (And Air Crashes)

Last month, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) filed proceedings against Westpac over activities that have some distinct echoes of the Libor scandal. More>>

Budget: Health Funding Must Keep Up With Need

NZNO: “The nursing team has been doing more with less for years. It’s getting to the point that we’re really worried about our colleagues, our patients, our jobs and the level of health care available for people in our country." More>>

ALSO:

Emissions Inventory: Time For The Government To Do The Right Thing

It’s time for the National Government to step up and do the right thing to reduce climate pollution as data shows New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever, the Green Party said today. More>>

ALSO:

Budget 2016: More Partnership Schools To Open

Seven new schools will join the eight Partnership Schools already open, along with further new schools opening in 2017. “The growth of this policy is a reflection of the high level of interest from educators and community leaders,” Mr Seymour says. More>>

ALSO:

No Correspondence With English: Did Brownlee Make Up Sale Of Navy Ships ‘On The Hoof?’

Having revealed that several Royal New Zealand Navy vessels have not left port in years, New Zealand First is now asking the Minister of Defence to prove he did not come up with the idea of selling HMNZS Taupo and Pukaki until the media asked him. More>>

Housing Plans: Labour- Abolish Auckland Urban Boundary
The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis. More>>
Greens - State House Solution
The Homes Not Cars policy allows Housing New Zealand to retain its dividend and, in addition, would refund its tax, to spend on the emergency building of around 450 new state houses. More>>

ALSO:

Houses And Taxes: Post-Cabinet, Pre-Budget Press Conference

The Prime Minister said that the pre-budget announcements showed that his Government is “investing in a growing economy”. He re-affirmed the National Government’s commitment to lowering personal tax rates but that any such change must fit with the fiscal reality of the time. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news