Native Affairs Summer Series 2014 - Lesley's Legacy

By Native Affairs

In the Native Affairs Summer Series, we review the year that was.

Tonight we look at Māori finding love online, the fight over a famous Northland landmark and we meet one of the original Saphires.

First this evening, of the many stories we told in 2014, the next is one of the most tragic.

Lesley Wehi-Jack was just 19-years-old when she was killed after a violent gas explosion.

Worksafe New Zealand has successfully prosecuted her Northland landlord for failing to keep his tenant safe.

73-year-old Peter Mcleod was found guilty of breaching three charges under the Gas Act after he performed unauthorised D.I.Y. jobs on his Ruakaka property.

When Jodi Ihaka met them, her whānau was still coming to terms with her horrific death.

As Jodi found their story is a warning for all.

The full episode which featured Lesley's story is located below