A man has pleaded not guilty to charges of supplying military style semi-automatic firearms to Whangarei gunman Quinn Patterson.
Michael John Hayes, 61, a salesman of Maunu appeared in the Whangarei District Court today charged with three charges of supplying a military style semi-automatic (MSSA) to an unlicensed person, three of supplying firearms to an unlicensed person, and another three of unlawful possession of those weapons and a pistol grip.
The firearms he allegedly supplied included a Mossburg 12-gauge shotgun, Gevarm .22 calibre rifle, AK47 replica semi-automatic rifle, Saiga 12-gauge shotgun, and a 7.62 calibre rifle with various magazines.
The alleged offences took place between March 1 and May 1 this year at a rural property near in Whangarei.
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Rental property manager Wendy Campbell and her daughter Natanya were shot dead during what was described as a routine inspection of the property. A third person, contractor Jeff Pipe, was also shot and wounded.
Patterson later died at the scene.
Hayes was remanded on bail for a case review in October.