A prominent sportsman may take his fight for permanent name suppression to the highest court in New Zealand.
He has until mid-November, with suppression continuing until then, to ask the Supreme Court to consider his case.
The man was a 'connected person' in the trial of a trio of men found guilty of importing methamphetamine from California.
Although he was the subject of police interest the authorities did not execute a search warrant and have never charged him.
The sportsman has fought to keep his name secret for the past 18 months and will remain anonymous pending a possible request for a Supreme Court hearing.