A wealthy and prominent New Zealand businessman facing criminal charges, including attempting to pervert the course of justice, has been allowed to leave the country.

The man, who has interim name suppression, is accused of indecently assaulting two men in 2008 and 2016.

He is also charged with two counts of perverting the course of justice.

It is alleged the businessman attempted to dissuade the second complainant from giving evidence at his trial.

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The attempted perversion charges were laid alongside his business manager and a well-known New Zealand entertainer.

Both are accused of helping the rich businessman attempt to stop