Two men charged with the murder of a Rebels Motorcycle Club gang member found dead near a Canterbury river this month have pleaded not guilty today.

Christchurch father-of-one Brad Lomax's body was found on the banks of the Waimakariri River near Harrs Rd about 10pm on September 4.

Name suppression lapsed today for Kasha William Gosset, a 35-year-old landscape gardener from Oxford, and Cody Derek Martin, a 30-year-old drainlayer from Mairehau, who are charged with murdering 24-year-old Lomax.

The pair appeared via audio-visual link at the High Court in Christchurch this morning.

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From a split-screen view, Gosset who had a black eye, appeared to taunt Martin, pointing to a tattoo on his arm, giving the finger to the camera, and running his finger across his neck in a slashing motion.

They will be back in court on December 8.