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Grove Road by Newshub

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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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September 24th, 2018

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

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Introducing Grove Road

September 27th, 2018

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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 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 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.

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