Matthew Leveson’s body was found under a cabbage tree palm.

In our garden back in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand my wife Mango Maggie used to grow cabbage tree palms.

They were beautiful, just like Matty.


New Zealand’s tangata whenua – the first people, the Maori – call the cabbage tree palm Ti Kouka.

It’s Matthew’s tree.

And his murderer Michael Atkin’s Waterloo.