Terror accused has name suppression lifted

One of the Ruatoki accused, Marama Mayrick, had name suppression lifted and was granted bail in Rotorua District Court today.

Mayrick, 24, is facing five charges relating to the possession of firearms, and of molotov cocktails.

Judge Chris McGuire also granted an application by crown solictor Amanda Gordon to transfer Mayrick's case to Auckland District Court on November 1, when her co-accused will appear.

He imposed strict bail conditions.

On bail, Mayrick must not associate with her co-accused, must stay out of Ruatoki, near Whakatane, surrender her passport, and stay away from firearms.

Mayrick was one of 17 arrested under the Firearms Act and the Terrorism Suppression Act on October 15 following raids in Auckland, Wellington, Palmerston North, Hamilton, Christchurch, Whakatane and Ruatoki, 20km south of Whakatane.

The raids were the culmination of a year-long investigation into weapons training camps alleged to have been held in the Urewera country and netted a haul of weapons.

Veteran protester Tame Iti was among those arrested.

Iti and two others with name suppression on Friday had their cases transferred to Auckland.

They were remanded in custody to appear in court on November 1 and 2.

- NZPA

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