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Driver of silver Mazda identified in Porirua homicide investigation [updated]

Police have identified and spoken to the driver of a silver Mazda RX8 they were looking for in relation to the homicide investigation into the death of Sosiua Helotu Ula in Porirua on Sunday 7 October.

Police thank the public for assisting in the identification.


Police believe Mr Ula was a passenger in this vehicle immediately before getting into a black Mercedes, from which he fell and suffered fatal injuries.

The driver of the Mercedes has been arrested and has appeared in court charged with driving while disqualified and supplying methamphetamine.

The driver of the Mazda is someone the Police wish to speak to urgently.

Police need to identify the person in the CCTV image above, who police believe was driving the Mazda in Porirua in the days after the incident.

Anyone who has any information about this vehicle, its driver, the identity of the person in the CCTV, or any of the circumstances surrounding Mr Ula’s death, is urged to get in touch with Police.

If you can help, please call Wellington Police Crime Squad on (04) 381 2000.

Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111