Grace Millane murder trial: Jury selection to begin

A jury is set to be empanelled on Monday morning as the trial for Grace Millane's alleged killer begins. 

The British backpacker died last December while she was visiting Auckland. Her body was discovered near the Waitakere Ranges, days after she was reported missing. 

A trial for the 27-year-old accused is set down for five weeks. He pleaded not guilty in January, and has name suppression.

Details of Millane's death and tributes featured in newspapers around the world, with international media swarming Auckland to attend press conferences, court appearances and vigils held in her honour. 

Hundreds turned up for the 22-year-old's funeral at Brentwood Cathedral in Essex, UK. Among the media outlets to report on the funeral were the BBC and The Sun.