A man accused of using a car to kill a woman in Taupo in May has been remanded for more medical reports.

Adrian Ngamotu, 54, appeared in the High Court at Rotorua today via audio visual link.

He previously pleaded not guilty to one charge of manslaughter over the death of Lisa-Anne Ngamotu, 40, and one charge of assaulting Logan Gillard using a vehicle as a weapon.

Justice Kit Toogood further remanded Ngamotu in custody to reappear on November 29 for a callover.


The trial is set down for May 14 next year.

Lisa-Anne Ngamotu was hit by a car at Acacia Bay near Taupo on May 8. She was flown to Waikato Hospital by rescue helicopter but later died from her injuries.