New date set for murder trial

Naya Wharekura. PHOTO: ODT
Naya Wharekura. PHOTO: ODT
A new trial date has been set for a murder accused after the original trial was abandoned.

Naya Ropiu Fabian Wharekura, 28, appeared in the High Court at Invercargill yesterday morning.

He previously pleaded not guilty to murdering Chad Terrance Parekura and attempting to murder Austin Jazz McGregor in April 2022.

The original trial was abandoned on the second day of evidence, and a new trial date of November 25 has been set.