27 Nov 2015

Taiaroa murder-accused refused bail

12:43 pm on 27 November 2015

The man accused of killing roadworker George Taiaroa in 2013 has been refused bail

Quinton Winders, 45, was arrested on 19 November and charged with the murder of 67-year-old George Taiaroa at Atiamuri.

Mr Taiaroa died after being shot while operating a stop-go sign at roadworks.

Justice Toogood denied a bail application made in the High Court at Rotorua this morning.

The trial has been set down for August next year.