Grove Road

10 EpisodesProduced by Newshub

On October 13th, 1985, a man called Arthur Easton was stabbed to death in his Papakura home. His sons initially described the murderer as a strong 6ft-tall Maori man. But the man police placed in handcuffs months later was a slim 5ft7 Pakeha with learning difficulties. He has always maintained his… read more

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Episode 8: Unexpected developments

October 5th, 2018

26:20
An admission appears to cast doubt on Alan's claims of innocence while undiscovered clues point in an entirely new direction.

Episode 7: Blue silence

October 4th, 2018

25:11
In his search for answers, Mike Wesley-Smith has faced slammed doors, hung-up phones, dead ends and red herrings. What aren't police and prosecution …

Episode 6: Disclosure

October 3rd, 2018

40:12
In the aftermath of Alan Hall's guilty verdict, we hear from witnesses who were never called to give evidence, and one who says he was pressured by …

Episode 5: The trial

October 2nd, 2018

28:21
It was his own brother that led police to his door, but what was the case against Alan Hall?

Episode 4: No alibi, no answers

October 1st, 2018

23:36
He admitted the weapon was his, and the hat had been in his possession. So why are there so many question marks over Alan Hall's conviction?

Episode 3: An unlikely suspect

September 30th, 2018

22:44
Alan Hall, a man with no alibi or answers, was found guilty of murder. But did police get the right man?

Episode 2: The scene of the crime

September 28th, 2018

25:19
In a friendly, safe suburb, a loved family home becomes a crime scene. Some locals say Papakura felt different after Arthur Easton's murder.

Episode 1: The murder

September 28th, 2018

21:25
It was a Sunday night in suburban New Zealand like any other. Until Brendan Easton heard a click from the back door.

Introducing Grove Road

September 27th, 2018

2:21
An investigative true crime series from Newshub, premiering Saturday 29 September.

The murder. Coming soon

September 24th, 2018

0:31
Grove Road, an investigative podcast by Newshub, is launching this Saturday.
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