18 Oct 2012

Court appearance over hunting death

7:45 pm on 18 October 2012

A 36-year-old man has appeared before a registrar in the Rotorua District Court charged with causing the death of a hunter.

James Dodds was shot and killed while deerstalking in the Paeora Ranges, south of Rotorua, on 7 September.

His hunting companion, Henry Worsp, is charged with causing the death by carelessly using a .270 calibre Sako rifle.

Mr Worsp has been remanded on bail to appear again in the same court on 14 November.