Desmond Leaf, 38, from Avalon, appeared in the Lower Hutt District Court today charged with the manslaughter of Michael Mulholland, who was found with facial wounds in a Farmers Crescent driveway in Pomare on September 20.
Leaf, unemployed, entered no plea and was remanded in custody.
Detective Inspector Darrin Thomson said police were also speaking with a second man in connection to the death.
Police launched a homicide investigation after Mulholland, 52, died at the scene despite efforts to resuscitate him.
An autopsy later confirmed he was seriously assaulted. Police do not believe a weapon was used in the attack.
It is understood both men are patched members of the Mongrel Mob.