18 Apr 2016

Acquitted prominent NZer wins permanent suppression

12:29 pm on 18 April 2016

The prominent New Zealand man at the centre of a Northland indecency trial has been granted permanent name suppression.

The decision by Justice Venning follows a seven day High Court trial in Whangarei, which ended last Tuesday in the man's acquittal.

A jury found the man not guilty on all twelve counts of indecently touching two girls.

He applied for permanent suppression of his name after the verdict.

The girls' identities are suppressed by statute.