News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


Army To Help Inquiry

10 February 2000


The search for the killer of Lisa Blakie will be boosted tomorrow with army personnel helping the search.

Detective Inspector Rob POPE says that over 80 personnel from Charlie Company, 2nd First Battalion of RNZA Infantry Regiment, will be helping the inquiry team on Friday. They will be accompanied by 8 specialist Police searchers and support staff on a close search of the environs and edges of the SH 73 over to the coast. Lisa's body was found in the Porter River near a lay by off the road last Sunday morning .

"They'll be looking at the areas about 20 metres either side of the road from Springfield to Arthur's Pass for any discarded objects and anything unusual. When army personnel find anything out of the ordinary, police specialist search team staff will be brought in to examine it more closely and assess the value to the inquiry."

"We'll be looking at bridge approaches, under bridges, and over banks." says Major Layne Sefton of the Regiment. "Anywhere accessible and inaccessible will be looked at closely."

In the weekend the search will be assisted by a RNZAF helicopter.

Road safety vehicles will be on hand to assist traffic flow.

The search is expected to last several days.

The army will be briefed at the Springfield Domain however media will not be admitted to the briefing. They are expected to be leaving there at 8am.

Detective Ian Carter will be O/C and media should liaise with Ian. Major Sefton is the Army spokesperson at the scene.

Rob POPE, Detective Inspector
Maggie Leask, Canterbury District Police, 03 363 7815, 021 663 701

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>


New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news