An Audi worth over $80,000 stolen from Auckland was two months later discovered damaged in a Whanganui man's garage.
Clinton Charles Takarangi, appearing in the Whanganui District Court on Tuesday, denied having anything to do with the vehicle theft and pleaded not guilty to receiving property worth over $1000.
Takarangi faced a second charge for receiving lawn-mowing equipment valued at $3000 but again pleaded not guilty.
Police prosecutor Sergeant Stephen Butler said the vehicle was found at Takarangi's address 24 hours after it was reported stolen.
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Judge Philip Crayton remanded Takarangi for a case review hearing on November 7 at 2.15pm.
A judge-alone trail was elected and Takarangi was granted bail.