A woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from a national disability support charity can keep her name secret after she said she would appeal a judge's decision not to grant continued name suppression.

The woman appeared in Kaitaia District Court yesterday charged with six representative charges of theft by a person in a special relationship and one of obtaining by deception.

The alleged offending covers just over $103,000 that was allegedly taken between 2012 and 2015.

She was granted interim name suppression at an earlier court hearing where she pleaded not guilty to the charges and elected a trial by a judge alone.


The alleged offending that she is before the court for was while she was employed by a national charitable trust.

Yesterday Judge John McDonald declined an application for continued name suppression for the woman and remanded her on bail until April 12.

However, duty solicitor Richard Parangi, said the woman would appeal the decision not to continue interim suppression to the High Court and Judge McDonald suppressed her name until that application is heard.

Judge McDonald ordered that an application for continued suppression had to be made to the High Court by the end of business on April 13.

The application is likely to be heard in the High Court at Whangarei or Auckland.