Grove Road by Newshub

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 in… read more

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Episode 8: Unexpected developments

October 5th, 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

The murder. Coming soon

September 24th, 2018


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

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