Murder at Howick Historical Village

Cristina Ionda in character as pathologist Gina Kadinsky. Photo supplied / South Pacific Pictures.

There’s a murder mystery at Howick Historical Village – a fictional one at least – and The Brokenwood Mysteries team is here to figure it out.

Set in the fictional Kiwi country town of Brokenwood, the series follows Detective Sergeant Mike Shepherd (Neil Rea) as he attempts to solve murder mysteries with the help of DC Kristin Sims (Fern Sutherland) and DC Breen (Nic Sampson).

Some Howick Village volunteers got their time in the limelight by acting as colonial extras.
Cristina Ionda, who plays Brokenwood pathologist Gina Kadinsky says filming at the village was “like stepping back in time.”

“When I saw it I was overwhelmed…it was a lovely personal experience.”

She says she enjoys the variety of the role: “You always learn something new. Another victim another way of death.”

The episode, Stone Cold Dead will screen this Sunday November 5 at 8:30pm on Prime.