The trial for two men accused of murdering publican Christopher Bush at the Red Fox Tavern in Maramarua on October 24, 1987, has begun.
The Waikato slaying is one of New Zealand's most high-profile cold cases.
Mark Joseph Hoggart and another man, who has interim name suppression, are charged with murder and aggravated robbery of $36,349.99 in cash and cheques.
They pleaded not guilty, and their trial began this morning at the High Court in Auckland.
A 12-person jury was selected this morning.
The trial is expected to last up to 12 weeks.