Three people have appeared in court this morning after a central North Island farmer was allegedly shot at after disturbing poachers on his land.

The trio were jointly charged in the Levin District Court with reckless disregard for the safety of others when a firearm was discharged.

Police were called to the Turakina Valley Rd property near Hunterville early yesterday after a farmer in his 70s said he had been shot at with a hunting rifle at 1am.

Alisdair Macleay claimed he had a gun turned on him by people "spotlighting" from the back of a ute on his property near McLeays and Mangatipona roads.


He was not injured and his vehicle was not hit.

Levin resident Johnny Macdonald Logan, 19, was remanded on bail until October 12.

Corey James Horn, 20, of Waitarere Beach was remanded on bail until October 19.

Rebekah Penman, 24, also of Waitarere Beach was also remanded on bail to appear on October 19.

The three were ordered to not make contact with each other, or the farmer.