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  •   Home > News > National

    A man will stand trial accused of murdering a Christchurch woman on New Year's Eve

    A man will stand trial accused of murdering a Christchurch woman on New Year's Eve


    Bella Te Pania was found in a vehicle at an Air New Zealand engineering and maintenance facility at Christchurch International Airport.

    Emergency services were called, but the 33-year-old sex worker died a short time later

    A 43-year-old plasterer was arrested at the scene and has been charged with her murder.

    Today at the High Court in Christchurch, he entered a not guilty plea

    A trial date has been set for May

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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