An Aranui man denies charges relating to an alleged armed confrontation over a loud stereo unit on Monday night.
The Eureka Street resident, Aaron David Young, was granted a registrar’s remand at the Christchurch District Court office without having to appear before a judge in court.
He had been charged after the police were called to the address of a party in Yarmouth Street about 10.45pm.
Police alleged a neighbour had presented a firearm at the occupants having the loud party when they would not turn the music volume down.
Young, 42, is charged with unlawful possession of a homemade rifle and ammunition, threatening to injure a man with intent to frighten him, and presenting the rifle at him.
He denied the charges and was remanded on bail for a case review on August 2. He has elected to be tried by a judge-alone.