Chasing Ghosts: Murder In The Sounds

NZ Herald

In the second series of Chasing Ghosts true crime podcasts, the New Zealand Herald takes a fresh look at the murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope at a New Year's Eve party 20 years ago and the ongoing debate over the killer's identity.

35:21 | Dec 28th, 2017

The lives of the three families at the centre of the case remain intertwined. And a new bid to overturn Scott Watson's conviction is reviving memories for many.

44:15 | Dec 28th, 2017

Two decades on, two key questions continue to spark fierce debate: Was Scott Watson the mystery man? And were Ben and Olivia dropped at his boat, or a distinctive ketch almost twice the size? WARNING:...Show More
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37:20 | Dec 28th, 2017

What happened in the early hours of January 1, 1998? We revisit the scene of the crime on the boat where the prosecution successfully argued Scott Watson killed Ben Smart and Olivia Hope. WARNING: Occ...Show More