A former school principal charged with possessing objectionable material has been allowed to keep his name secret.
The man appeared in the Auckland District Court today on 25 charges following an investigation by the Department of Internal Affairs.
The name of the school where he worked and its location in Auckland has also been suppressed.
The man has bail but must surrender his passport and is not allowed to be on internet chatrooms.
He has voluntarily agreed not to teach and is due back in court next month when the suppression order will be reconsidered.