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The three men have been jointly charged with wounding with intent to injure and made brief appearances from custody at Christchurch District Court before a Community Magistrate this morning.
The Herald understands the charges come after an incident yesterday afternoon while the men allegedly visited a man in Christchurch who was accused of owing $5000.
It's expected that more charges will follow.
Patrick Ryde Rasmussen, 38, who also faces allegations of refusing an officer's request to give a blood specimen and possession of a meth pipe, was remanded in custody without plea to June 13.
The two other men – aged 36 and 40 – had their cases stood down to this afternoon to appear before a District Court judge.
The home addresses of Rasmussen and the 36-year-old man were given on court charging documents as the Head Hunter's city gang pad headquarters at Sockburn.
-By Kurt Bayer