New Zealander arrested over historic South Australia murder

An Auckland man has been arrested by New Zealand Police over a historic murder in Australia.

In 2000, 42-year-old South Australian man Robert Sabeckis was shot dead in the Gull Rock car park at Maslin Beach, south of Adelaide.

On Thursday, a 43-year-old man was taken into custody. South Australia Police will seek the man's extradition to South Australia to face the murder charge. It is expected the man will appear in Waitakere District Court on Friday where extradition proceedings will commence.

South Australia Police are seeking information from anyone who recalls a 25-year-old man of Maori or Pacific Islander appearance living in Aldam St, Aldinga Beach in 2000.

He drove a brown or gold coloured Holden Gemini and attended Adult Learning at the Christies Beach High School in 2000.

The arrest comes after Australian authorities were given access to the New Zealand National DNA Database. This is the first search that matched against a profile held by the database.

New Zealand Police Detective Superintendent Dave Lynch says that international law enforcement agencies are working closer together than ever before to arrest people who flee jurisdictions.