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


Renewed appeal for information, Wainuiomata homicide

"Renewed appeal for information, Wainuiomata homicide"

Hutt Valley Police are renewing their appeal for assistance from the public in relation to the death of Paul TeHiko earlier this year.

The 40-year-old builder died of a gunshot wound at his Wainuiomata address on Jack Vaughan Grove on 7 March 2018.

Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Sears says a team of investigators have remained dedicated to the investigation but Police still need the public’s help to provide closure for Mr TeHiko’s family.

"We have narrowed down the time of death to between 9.45 pm and 10.15 pm on Wednesday 07 March 2018.

"Perhaps someone has seen a vehicle in the area of upper Wise Street, near Jack Vaughan Drive, around this time.

If you saw anything suspicious or saw anyone out of place at this time we need to speak to you urgently," he says.

Anyone who has any information is urged to contact Police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"We continue to explore the possibility that more than one offender was responsible.

"I'm convinced that there are people out there who know what happened and are wrestling with their conscience.

I urge them to do the right thing.”

Police continue to support the TeHiko family who are deeply affected by the murder of a father, son and friend.

Mr TeHiko’s family have provided the below statement but ask that media respect their privacy and do not contact them while they continue to mourn their loss.

Statement from the family of Paul TeHiko, attributable to Mike TeHiko

I believe there are some people in the community who know who killed Paul.

While we are extremely grateful for all the support we have received from so many kind and caring people since our tragic loss, we are still pleading for answers.

We just can’t understand why.

Paul’s young son is particularly upset.

We are urging the community to come forward with any information that they may have to help hold the perpetrators accountable and bring our family some closure.

We are still reeling from Paul's cold blooded murder and find it distressing to know the persons responsible are still out in the community.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

putin, trump scalp

Gordon Campbell: On The White House Romance With Russia

Tough on Europe over trade, at the G-7. Tough on Europe over defence, at NATO. And utterly smitten as usual by Vladimir Putin at the Helsinki summit. Hard to pick what the weirdest aspect of this meeting was – was it Trump winking at Putin, the praise for Putin’s reliability, the green light given by Trump to Russia’s policies in Syria… or was it Trump’s failure to even mention the Crimea or Ukraine or the Skripals?

Tough call, but my bet for the most bizzarro moment came when Putin offered Russian investigators to help out with the probe into Russia’s role in the 2016 US election... Trump welcomed it, of course. More>>


Extradited To Deportation: 'Justice Not Served' In Australia Muddle

A number of New Zealanders who have been extradited to Australia to face charges - only to be sent back here or put in immigration detention centres - is concerning, Justice Minister Andrew Little says. More>>

ASMS: Syphilis Deaths Highlight Need For Proper Resourcing

“The heart-wrenching news that babies have died from syphilis underscores yet again the importance of properly funding and resourcing essential health services... This should not be happening in a quality first-world public health care system like New Zealand’s.” More>>


'Don't Mess This Up': Youth Message On Zero Carbon Act

The young New Zealanders credited with driving momentum for a Zero Carbon Act have formally handed over their submission on the proposed law to MPs from the Labour, Green and National parties. More>>


111 Support: Govt Axes Mental Health Pilot

The Government’s decision to axe a universally-supported pilot to improve the response to 111 mental health calls is nothing short of disgraceful, especially after Labour pledged to make mental health a priority, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Nurses Strike

If we’re really looking at the big picture, the claims by nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants are part of a wider struggle... More>>


'First Steps': Summit, Advisory Group For 'Broken' Justice System

Justice Minister Andrew Little has revealed the first steps in fixing our broken criminal justice system, so we can make communities safer... More>>





Featured InfoPages