A Western Bay pair charged in relation to the gunpoint hold-up of a female bar manager in Te Puke will defend the allegations at trial in March.

Roading worker Kane Peter Wall, 21, and Jessica Pohuturangi Dinsdale, 22, have denied one joint charge each of aggravated robbery of the Inbargo Bar and Bistro Bar manager on October 15, 2011.

Police allege Wall held a single-barrelled shotgun at the bar manager before fleeing with $260 cash, while Dinsdale drove the getaway car. The March 4 trial was confirmed in Tauranga District Court yesterday.