TVNZ has delayed a new murder series due to apparent similarities to the recent killing of British backpacker, Grace Millane,
Millane's body was found in the Waitakere Ranges on Sunday. The 21-year-old arrived in New Zealand just days before her disappearance on December 1.
The show Find My Killer which stars break out Hawke's Bay actor Taine Rutherford, follows the disappearance and slaying of 17-year old Mia Bryant, and the use of social media in solving the case.
TVNZ told Hawke's Bay Today it had decided to postpone the broadcast.
"The decision was made in light of recent events and we intend to air the programme at a later date which will be determined next year, but we don't wish to elaborate further at this stage," a spokesperson said.
The premiere was due to air on TVNZ On Demand this coming Monday.