Man pleads not guilty to Wellington murder charge

2:32 pm on 11 September 2018

The man charged with the murder of Paul Te Hiko north of Wellington in March has pleaded not guilty.

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Photo: RNZ / Aaron Smale

Mr Te Hiko died of a gunshot wound in Wainuiomata, and the police believe he was specifically targeted.

The man charged with the shooting appeared in the High Court in Wellington today.

A not guilty plea to murder was entered.

Justice Collins has decided that name suppression can continue until at least 14 November, when there's a case review hearing.

The murder trial was expected to take place in August next year.