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


Blessie Gotingco murder accused to appear in court

Operation Lynsey update
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 4:36pm

National News
To be attributed to Detective Senior Sergeant Stan Brown, Operation Lynsey;

The man accused of the murder of Blessie Gotingco will appear in the North Shore District Court tomorrow morning.

Two scene examinations are underway - one is at a block of apartments in Monte Casino Place, Birkdale. This is the property where the accused was arrested this morning. This examination is expected to take several days.

The scene examination at the cemetry is expected to be completed by tomorrow.

A post-mortem examination will be held tomorrow morning.

There is a still a lot of work to be done by the enquiry team in the next few weeks, including statements taken from the vast number of people who have provided Police with information over the past few days.

Investigators have now confirmed that Mrs Gotingco did take the 973 bus from Lower Albert Street to Birkdale, just after 7pm on Saturday night. The enquiry team is still looking to speak to anyone who travelled on that bus.

The 0508 number is still open and more than 50 calls have come into the enquiry team today. Anyone who believes they may have information is still encouraged to make contact with Police via the 0508 number.

As the investigation continues Detective Senior Sergeant Stan Brown says the welfare of the Gotingco family is a priority;

"Our thoughts are with Blessie's family at this very difficult time and their ongoing care and welfare is paramount. We'd like to reiterate their request, please allow them the time and space to grieve as they deal with this."

Police would also like to thank the media for their assistance over the past few days.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Gordon Campbell: On John Key’s Trip To Iraq

In the embedded press coverage on this trip, the absence so far of any evaluation of the wider context of what New Zealand thinks it is doing at Camp Taji has been striking. More>>


Labour: Parata Puts Brakes On Charter School Appraisal

“When the Ministry of Education recommended they compare the achievements of children at charter schools to those of their counterparts at state schools, the documents show Hekia Parata specifically prohibited them from doing so." More>>


Bad Day For Universities: Gun, Bomb Threats On Three Campuses

Dunedin Police are continuing their investigation into the threat made against the University of Otago. Staff are following a number of lines of inquiry, and police are working to verify the authenticity and source of the post. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Deal Reached In Atlanta

Yes, the TPP has helped to knock a few points off the tariffs facing our exporters. Yet some of those alleged dollar gains may well have been made regardless over time – and without the negative baggage of the concessions in the non-trade areas (intellectual property, copyright extensions, investor-state dispute mechanisms etc) that the TPP deal also brings in its wake. More>> (Cartoon by Dave Wolland)

Public Summaries:


Wellington.Scoop: Serco – First The Prisons, And Now It Wants To Run The Trains

As the government continues its inquiry into Serco’s discredited administration of Mt Eden prison in Auckland, here in Wellington there’s further scrutiny of the British outsourcing company – because it’s competing to take over the running of our commuter trains. More>>


Pre-Signing: Gordon Campbell On The TPP Countdown

To date, the Key government has been unwilling to share any information about this TPP deal until it is too late for outraged public opinion to affect the outcome... the disclosure process is likely to consist of a similarly skewed and careful exercise in spin. More>>


Australia Deportations: English Relaxed On Immigration Centre Conditions

Labour's Annette King: “There have been numerous reports from inside these detention centres on just how bad conditions are... If they were being held in any other foreign jail, I imagine Mr English would be somewhat concerned. More>>


Schools: Achievement-Based Funding Would Be A Disaster

The Education Minister’s speech to the PPTA Conference raising the spectre of achievement data driving a new funding system would be disastrous, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More>>

  • Video Out-Link - PPTA Annual Conference 2015 on Livestream (Q+A dicussion suggests funding would be directed to less successful schools.)

  • ALSO:

    ECE Report:

    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news