A hearing on whether convicted killer David Tamihere breached
his parole by flying over an historic Coromandel murder scene
has been delayed for six months.
Tamihere was convicted in 1990 of the killings of Swedish
backpackers Urban Hoglin and Heidi Paakonen and was released
from jail in 2010.
He was flown over the murder scene by TVNZ's Sunday programme
earlier this year in possible breach of his parole.
He has denied the charge and was scheduled to have a defended
in Waitakere District Court today.
However, his lawyer Murray Gibson sought an adjournment
because he had not received a transcript from the Department
of Corrections of a Parole Board hearing.
"It's a fairly important issue, the reason why the condition
was imposed," he told Judge Burns, who rescheduled the
hearing to May 8 next year.
Tamihere was remanded at large.
Outside court, he told reporters he didn't mind the length of
"I've been waiting 20 years," he said.
He maintains his innocence for the murders.