Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder of Helensville man Lee Ross McMurdo in July last year.

A 27-year-old West Auckland man with name suppression and Andrew Parry Nicholson, 24, face 19 charges between them including murder, theft of a car, supplying and conspiring to supply methamphetamine.

Victoria Anne Jackson, 21, also appeared in court jointly charged with the 27-year-old in relation to the alleged methamphetamine conspiracy and supply charges.

She did not face any charges specifically related to Mr McMurdo's murder and was remanded on bail.

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The men were remanded in custody until their next appearance in two weeks.

They were arrested on Saturday after an intensive 13-month homicide investigation into Mr McMurdo's death.

Images of the men cannot be published due to a suppression order.

Their lawyers argued that if images were made public, the men's right to a fair trial could be affected.

The reasons for the suppression of the 27-year-old's name were also suppressed. The order will lapse at 11.30am tomorrow.