Kawerau shooting accused named

Name suppression for three men accused of last month's Kawerau shooting was lifted when they appeared in the High Court in Tauranga today.

Derek Maynard Savage, 52, Terere Kiwaho McDonald, 29, and Deuce Derrick Junior Rua Savage, 21, all pleaded not guilty to two counts of attempted murder.

They were remanded in custody until November 20.

The trial has been provisionally set for the High Court in Rotorua on June 9, 2014.

Two men, aged 38 and 48, were shot in the incident - one in the stomach and the other in the chest - at a property in River Roadd, Kawerau.

They were flown to Waikato Hospital in critical condition.

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