6 May 2019

Christchurch man charged with possessing explosives, weapons remanded without plea

1:15 pm on 6 May 2019

A Christchurch man charged with possessing explosives and weapons has been remanded in custody without entering a plea.

Coat of Arms inside the High Court in Rotorua

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Jay Michael Harding-Reriti, 33, has appeared in Christchurch District Court via video link.

He faces three charges of possessing explosives, one of possessing ammunition and two of possessing offensive weapons in public.

Mr Harding-Reriti was arrested after police discovered explosives in an empty house in the suburb of Phillipstown last week.

He is expected to enter pleas on all six charges when he appears in the same court later this month.