The man accused of killing road worker George Taiaroa has pled not guilty to a charge of murder at the High Court in Rotorua.
The trial for Quinton Paul Winders began today.
At a pre-trial hearing in May, Winders pleaded not guilty.
George Taiaroa was killed in 2013 while attending a go-stop sign near Atiamuri.
Mere McLean is in court and will have more on this story tonight at 5:30pm.