Six months on from the murder of Paeroa businessman Jordan Voudouris police remain committed to finding his killer.
Detective Senior Sergeant Mike Whitehead said he still believes members of the community hold the key to Operation Olive, the homicide investigation into the death of Mr Voudouris whose body was found outside the rear of his Paeroa pizza store, Mykono's Pizza and Pasta, on the morning of June 18.
"As outlined from the start, this case is proving to be a lengthy investigation into who murdered the well respected local businessman."
We believe that Jordan was shot sometime between 1.30am and 4.30am on the morning Monday of 18 June but the offender(s) activity either side of this time remains a focus of our enquiry."
Mr Whitehead said one of the key things for the enquiry team was convincing people that the answer to who killed Mr Voudouris lies within the local community."
That's not to say the offender is from this area, what it means is that someone, somewhere has information that for a variety of reasons they haven't relayed to Police.
"What we want to say to that person and in fact, everyone else out there, is that as you sit down to enjoy Christmas dinner with your family to remember that Mr Voudouris had a family of his own, a family who would dearly love some closure to this tragedy."
Mr Whitehead said over time people's loyalties changed and he urged anyone who may have information not made available to Police at the time to come forward now.
Contact the investigation team in confidence via Paeroa Police on 07 862 8744 if you have information or anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.