24 Feb 2015

Man appears in court for Coromandel murder

8:29 pm on 24 February 2015

A 61-year-old Whanagamata man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a man in the Coromandel town earlier this month.

Anthony Ballantyne pleaded not guilty to killing 76-year-old British national Ivan Kapluggin at an Achilles Avenue property in Whangamata.

He will reappear in court tomorrow for a bail hearing.