stuff.co.nz, 14 May 2009
The stolen concrete lion statue that was said to be the cause of a curse on a Wainuiomata woman looked much happier after it was returned to its Wairarapa home, a jury has been told.
“After it was placed back it looked much happier, it wasn’t as ugly as it was when I first seen it,” Nanette Wright said in the High Court at Wellington today. Continue reading
stuff.co.nz, 7 May 2007
A Wellington pathologist excluded all other possible causes to find Wainuiomata woman Janet Moses died of drowning in October 2007, the High Court at Wellington was told today.
Wellington pathologist John Rutherford said Ms Moses had a blood-tinged “frothy fluid” in her airways and nostrils, caused when water entering the airways mixed with mucus, and symptoms of drowning in her lungs, including damage to air sacs.
The Crown alleges Ms Moses drowned during a makutu or Maori exorcism ceremony on October 12, 2007 when water was forced in her mouth and eyes to flush out a “demon”. Continue reading
The Dominion Post, 11 Nov. 2007
A Wainuiomata woman died during her family’s attempt to exorcise a Maori curse, with the mother of two drowning in a lounge as up to 40 relatives watched. Continue reading
stuff.co.nz, 13 Nov. 2007
A family’s fatal attempt to drive out a Maori curse may have been performed by charlatans, an expert in Maori culture says. Continue reading
stuff.co.nz, 1 Jan. 2009
Some may feel they’ve had a brush with evil, others experience total demonic possession. Either way, the demand for exorcisms keeps the Church busy. Continue reading