Northland man denies burning down house but insurer refuses to pay out

On the morning of September 9 2011 the couple drove to Hamilton. Shortly before midnight, neighbours saw the house was well ablaze. By the time firefighters put the fire out, the property was little more than a shell.
Robinson told Stuff virtually nothing was saved. His Rolex and Corum watches, most of his wife's jewellery, and almost all their photographs were destroyed.
"We had nothing apart from what we stood up in and the contents of the car following the fire."
When the insurance company's fire investigators looked around, however, they saw things differently.