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Man charged with murder of Christchurch dairy farmer named

The man charged with the murder of Rakaia dairy farmer Tony Waldron can now be named as Joshua Dylan Morris-Bamber.

Mr Waldron was found dead in his Rakaia home on September 18.

Morris-Bamber, a 26-year-old kitchen hand from Christchurch, appeared for his first High Court appearance this morning, where his interim name suppression was lifted.

Judge Gerald Nation remanded Morris-Bamber in custody without plea until December 13.

A trial date of November 2 2020 has been set.

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Investigators were seen meticulously combing the property’s grounds. Source: 1 NEWS