The 22-year-old man accused of murdering Chozyn Koroheke entered no plea when he appeared in the High Court at Auckland this afternoon.
Justice Edwin Wylie remanded the man in custody and set the case down for a further appearance on May 3.
No lawyer was assigned to the accused. The new date was set to allow him to get a lawyer.
The court was almost empty except for media.
A woman also appeared in court and was granted remand on bail with interim name suppression.
Chozyn Koroheke, 22, was fatally shot at close range at her Pakuranga home on April 4.
She was the mother of two young children, aged 4 and 6.
The accused, who has interim name suppression, turned himself in to police on Sunday evening and was charged with murder.
He is also charged with unlawful possession of a firearm.
A 47-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman have also been charged as accessories after the fact of murder.