A Christchurch man charged over a two-decade-old rape and kidnapping mystery has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The 48-year-old man, who has continued name suppression, was arrested earlier this month in relation to the alleged home invasion and assault of a woman on May 9, 1994 in the Christchurch suburb of Burwood.

The man faces six charges, including burglary while armed with a knife, kidnapping, rape, two counts of sexual violation, and possession of a knife.

The man pleaded not guilty to all charges when he appeared by video-link in Christchurch District Court this morning.

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Judge Noel Walsh granted the man bail as he was at little risk of re-offending and was unlikely to flee.

The man was due back in court on April 20th.