Judge Robert Brown denied bail to Alex Willness in Nelson provincial court on Monday.
Willness, 26, appeared in court by video link.
The evidence presented at the bail hearing and the judge’s reasons for his decision are protected by a publication ban and therefore cannot be reported. Such bans are often imposed by the court at bail hearings to ensure that the evidence given does not prejudice a possible future trial.
The manslaughter charge against Willness has not been proven in court. His next appearance date is March 30.