Media outlets including RNZ are seeking an urgent appeal over name suppression granted to two people charged in the NZ
First Foundation donations case.
The Serious Fraud Office has charged two people with obtaining by deception after its investigation into the foundation
and its handling of donations.
They are accused of using a "fraudulent device, trick or stratagem" to secure more than $700,000 that was then used to
pay expenses for the New Zealand First party.
RNZ, Stuff, NZME and TVNZ have previously argued there was compelling public interest in knowing the identity of the
pair given the election is just around the corner.
Neither person can be identified but the SFO has confirmed they are not ministers, sitting MPs, candidates, staffers or
current members of New Zealand First.
...More to come