A Tauranga man has denied murdering a man who was dropped off at Tauranga Hospital and who later died.
Colin Richard Jeffries-Smith, 27, appeared in the High Court at Rotorua on Wednesday where he entered the not guilty plea.
He has been accused of killing 58-year-old Lance Wayne Waite with a firearm. Mr Waite was dropped off at Tauranga Hospital on January 3 with critical injuries and died a short time after.
Jeffries-Smith was remanded in custody and his case will be reviewed in April.