An appeal has been filed for permanent name suppression for a 45-year-old man who, with another man, organised for their Bluff home to be burned down to claim insurance.
The man, with Joseph Huirama, 43, and Leon Matiu Flutey-Tuheke, 20, appeared before Judge John Macdonald in Invercargill District Court on Wednesday.
The man was given name suppression, which lapsed at 4pm the following day, but his lawyer, Fiona Guy-Kidd, has appealed the judge's decision and applied for permanent name suppression.
The man, along with Huirama and their wives, purchased a house in Bluff as an investment property.
The 45-year-old man received six months' community detention and 400 hours of community work.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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