Local News, Current Affairs and Events for the Hutt Valley Wellington New Zealand

Phyllis Tarawhiti

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Dear Hutt NZ, I am trying to contact a resident of the Hutt
Valley – Phyllis Tarawhiti. She returned to New Zealand in 2008
after spending 11 years in the notorious Bangkok Hilton jail. The
following link takes you to an article on her story The reason I would like to contact
her is that Raw Television, the television production company I
work for in London produce a National Geographic programme called
Locked Up Abroad. The show has been running for 6 series. Each
episode tells the cautionary tale of someone who has lost their
freedom through bad judgement or bad luck in a country far from
their home. I am struggling to make contact with her at the moment
but do know that she lives in the Hutt Valley – I am aware also
that this is a very large area – could you recommend any local
newspapers or organisations I could get in touch in order to find
her. If her story ends up being used on one of our programmes a
small finder’s fee could be arranged. The website for the series
has clips of past shows.
Please let me know if you would like anymore information. I look
forward to hearing from you. Many thanks Julia Julia Nottingham
Development Assistant Producer 2nd Floor Solecast House | 13-27
Brunswick Place | London | N1 6DX Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7017 1650 | Fax:
+ 44 (0) 20 7017 1651


Written by HuttNZ

January 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm

9 Responses

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  1. why don’t you start by looking at the person who organised the drug trafficing,
    Anthony Brian Newton.
    Lives a very nice life in Wellington NZ.


    January 10, 2011 at 1:20 pm

  2. Hi my name is Deborah Spinner and I’m trying to find Phyllis Tarawhiti as I was in the Bangkok Hilton with her for 8yrs and I have lost contact from 2008 and i would love to talk to her about our outside life!

    Thank you kindly for your assistance
    Deborah Spinner

    Deborah Spinner

    March 6, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    • Deb ask the convicted heroin dealer Tony Newton he organised Phyllis trip to Thail they could be contact????? Contact him by Annie Weir at the Uni of Edinburgh – good luck


      March 29, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    • is there anyone still looking for this special lady???


      April 18, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      • Yes I am still looking for Phyliss Thank you xo

        Deborah Spinner

        May 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    • Hi Deborah,
      Please could you contact me when you get a moment re: Phyllis Tarawhiti.

      Many thanks,


      Carmen L

      May 10, 2011 at 11:17 am

  3. do you have email where i can contact you privately 🙂 thanks


    May 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm

  4. Tanya, pls contact me a.s.a.p through my email

    Deborah Spinner

    May 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    • Hi Deborah how do I look for your email address, it’s not showing here, please advise


      May 17, 2011 at 9:23 am

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