A prominent New Zealander has lost a bid for name suppression after appearing in court on multiple charges of indecent assault.
However his identity remains secret in the meantime along with most details of the case because he intends to appeal the lifting of the suppression orders.
The man is charged with 12 counts of indecent assault, involving two complainants. Two of the charges are representative, involving more than one instance of the alleged offending.
He has entered a plea of not guilty to all charges and elected trial by jury,
The man has been remanded on bail until 20 April.
He has until 19 March to file an appeal before the interim suppression order lapses.