Matthew Theunissen

Matthew Theunissen is a reporter for the Herald on Sunday.

Murder victim farewelled

George Taiaroa was shot and killed near Kinleith on Tuesday. Photo / Supplied
George Taiaroa was shot and killed near Kinleith on Tuesday. Photo / Supplied

Road construction worker George Taiaroa was farewelled by whanau and friends near Levin today.

The 67-year-old was shot dead by a passing motorist while directing traffic on Tram Rd, Kinleith, south of Tokoroa on Tuesday afternoon.

He was farewelled at a private ceremony today.

Divers have been scouring the Waikato River in the search for clues as to who killed him but police said today that nothing of significance had been located.

The motorist who shot him was believed to have sped off in a blue four-wheel-drive vehicle, believed to be a Jeep Cherokee.

- APNZ

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