THE disappearance of a 22-year-old British backpacker in New Zealand has ended in a homicide investigation that is sending shock waves across the world. Here's what we know about Grace Millane, and the circumstances around her death. Who is Grace Millane? Grace graduated with a marketing degree from the University of Lincoln in September and went travelling on October 26, 2018. The outgoing former student spent six weeks in South America as part of a gap year. She was later hoping to travel to Thailand, the Philippines and Australia. The 22-year-old from Billericay, Essex, arrived in New Zealand alone on November 19. What happened to Grace? Grace was last seen on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Originally from Essex, she travelled to the North Island city in late November but alarms bells rang when she failed to respond to birthday well-wishes on her 22nd birthday on December 2. Grace had been staying at the £10 -a-night Base Backpackers on Queen Street, a popular location for … [Read more...] about When was the body of missing Grace Millane found in New Zealand and what is the latest news and updates?
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NEW Zealand's Prime Minister today told the family of murdered Brit backpacker Grace Millane: "I'm sorry." Jacinda Ardern's tearful apology came as the man accused of the 22-year-old's murder faced angry abuse as he made his first appearance in court last night. Wearing blue police-issue overalls, the 26-year-old faced Auckland District Court and stood for nearly 90 minutes just yards from Grace's dad and uncle. The killing has shocked residents of New Zealand, where serious crimes are relatively rare and camping in remote mountains and farmlands is widely regarded as safe for tourists and New Zealanders alike. She said: "On behalf of New Zealand, I want to apologise to Grace's family. Your daughter should have been safe here and she wasn't, and I am sorry for that. "There is this overwhelming sense of hurt and shame that this has happened in our country, a place that prides itself on our hospitality, on our manaakitanga," she said, using a Maori word for welcoming and generosity. … [Read more...] about Grace Millane ‘should have been safe here’ tearful New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern tells murdered backpacker’s family
THE family of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane posted heartbreaking tributes to her this morning after a body was found in New Zealand. Brother Declan Millane wrote out the lyrics to You Are My Sunshine, along with a series of pictures of them both, as the desperate hunt to find her came to a close. The 22-year-old's brother wrote: "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey. "You'll never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don't take my sunshine away." The body, believed to be that of Grace, was found hours after her mum posted a picture of her and her daughter on Instagram, as the family hoped for good news. Cops were already treating the 22-year-old's disappearance as murder - and today it was reported they have charged a 26-year-old Kiwi suspect, who will remain anonymous until he appears in court on Monday. Hundreds of people showed their support for the family, writing messages of love and sympathy on Declan's post. … [Read more...] about Grace Millane’s family post heartbreaking tributes to murdered backpacker, 22, as body is found in New Zealand
Nick Perry, Associated Press Updated 11:58 pm CST, Saturday, December 8, 2018 FILE - This Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, CCTV file image released by New Zealand Police shows 22-year-old English tourist Grace Millane in central Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand police said Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 that they believe the 22-year-old British tourist who has been missing for a week was murdered, and they will lay charges against a man they detained earlier in the day for questioning. The image was captured on Saturday night, about 7:15 p.m. and is the last known sighting of Millane, whose 22nd birthday was the next day. (NZ Police via AP, File) less FILE - This Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, CCTV file image released by New Zealand Police shows 22-year-old English tourist Grace Millane in central Auckland, New Zealand. New Zealand police said Saturday, Dec. 8, ... more Photo: CCTV, AP … [Read more...] about New Zealand police find body they believe is British tourist
We were on top of the world at the bottom of the world, encircled by a 360-degree panorama of mountain peaks. We had reached Key Summit, the pinnacle of a half-day hike in New Zealand's Fiordland National Park. I wanted to lollygag and drink in the views, but the weather had other ideas. The temperature plummeted about 30 degrees, and a blustery wind threatened to whisk us away. We started back down the path. With bent heads, we pushed through the wind — extreme for us, but weather as usual for a Kiwi.Key Summit is one of many trails — or as locals call them, tracks — that crisscross the South Island near Milford Sound, the green gemstone atop New Zealand's wilderness crown. Milford Sound sits within Fiordland National Park, which in turn is part of Te Wahipounamu — South West New Zealand, a UNESCO World Heritage site that covers 10 percent of the country.Milford Sound's mountains, rain forests and its fjord draw more than 500,000 visitors … [Read more...] about From mountaintops to the deep sea in New Zealand’s Milford Sound