A man has pleaded not guilty to murdering a five-month-old baby in the South Auckland suburb of Ōtara.
He appeared in the Auckland High Court before Justice Sally Fitzgerald today, and has interim name suppression.
His lawyer, Julie-Anne Kincade QC, told Justice Fitzgerald the man's family had planned to be in the courtroom but had travelled to the wrong court.
The baby was found dead at a property on Sandbrook Avenue in October this year.
A name suppression hearing is set down for next year.