Red Fox Tavern murder accused appears in court

1:51 pm on 4 September 2017

A man charged with the murder of a Waikato publican 30 years ago has made his first appearance in court.

Chris Bush

Chris Bush Photo: Supplied / NZ Police

Chris Bush was shot dead while drinking with staff at the Red Fox Tavern in Maramarua in 1987.

The police announced last week they'd charged two men aged in their late 50s with murder and aggravated robbery.

A 58-year-old, whose name is suppressed, appeared at the Manukau District Court this afternoon.

Judge Sainsbury granted him interim name suppression and he was remanded until later this month to appear alongside his co-accused at the High Court in Auckland.