A police interview with murder-accused Ewen Macdonald is being played to the jury this afternoon.
The interview is the first time the jury have heard Macdonald, 32, speak since he pleaded not guilty to murdering his brother-in-law Scott Guy in the High Court a fortnight ago.
In the interview, Macdonald denies setting fire to property owned by Guy and his wife Kylee and to poaching deer on a neighbouring property.
Macdonald later admitted to setting fire and vandalising the property and to poaching trophy stags from a nearby farm then burying the carcasses on the Guy property.
The jury has also heard more details about the operation of the Feilding farm where both men worked in the third week of the trial in Wellington.
Financial consultant David Beca told the court this morning that he met with the Guy family in 2006 and found the workload for each of the men was not equal, with Macdonald doing the most.
Beca said Macdonald's dairy operation was the heart of the business and created the majority of the revenue, but Scott's father Bryan said efforts were made to keep the two men's pay the same.
Bryan Guy said after Scott's death, Macdonald received an increase to his salary.
"Around about $10,000 maybe even a bit more, and that reflected the increased responsibility he had," he said.
Macdonald has pleaded not guilty to shooting Scott Guy twice in the throat in pre-dawn darkness on Guy's driveway on July 8, 2010.
Later this week jurors are to see a lengthy DVD interview police made with Macdonald before moving on to the scene examination at Guy's home on the morning he was shot.
They will be told about the missing chocolate Labrador puppies, the arson of the old house on Scott and Kylee Guy's property and of malicious letters left in a letterbox, some of which Macdonald has admitted doing. The Crown has told jurors of a campaign designed to drive Guy and his wife off the family farm after months of tension between the two men.
The Crown is now about half way through the list of witnesses it gave to the jury.
Part of the upcoming evidence will be about impressions of dive boots left at the scene, which the Crown say have to be from Macdonald as he had owned a pair of size nine proline dive boots.
The public gallery was packed each day last week and heard emotional evidence from members of the Guy family, especially Kylee and Scott Guy's mother, Joanne Guy.
Anna Macdonald, Ewen Macdonald's wife, was the last family member to give evidence. While she was in the witness box, Macdonald became tearful.
Members of the family have returned several times to given their evidence about different phases of the investigation.