Police specialist search teams have been scouring a landfill in Porirua today looking for items of interest in connection with the death of 79 year old Helen Gregory.
The Khandallah woman was found dead in her Baroda Street home last month.
A post mortem has revealed her death was the result of a violent act.
It's been hot, dirty and smelly work today, with the local council even issuing a notice warning the excavation of weeks old waste buried underground will cause a stench in the area.
Reporter Nick James has the story.