A man charged with the attempted murder of a Rotorua police officer has appeared in the High Court.

Arch Arthur Bo Harvey, 24, was charged with the attempted murder of a Rotorua police officer after an alleged attack on Te Ngae Rd in Owhata just before midnight on July 20.

Justice Sarah Katz entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.


The officer is now out of hospital but has not yet returned to work.

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At the request of Crown solicitor Amanda Gordon, Justice Katz suppressed the officer's name as well as the name of a police officer who was a witness. Suppressions will continue until a pre-trial callover on October 11.

A two-week trial has been set down to start on July 9 next year.

Harvey was remanded back in custody until October 11.