One man's charges have been upgraded to manslaughter. Other charges the four men face include assaulting with intent to injure and common assault.
Vake, 25, died on May 23, a week after he was allegedly struck with a coward punch - also known as a king hit or a sucker punch - while waiting for a taxi on Auckland's Symonds Street. It's understood there was no prior provocation.
Vake sustained critical injuries in the alleged assault and died following a week at Auckland Hospital.