A woman who worked under the former director of the National Environment Service (NES), Nga Puna and facing multiple counts of theft as a servant is set to enter a plea this month.
It comes more than three months after her first
appearance when her lawyer Mark Short sought name suppression.
That name suppression order continues after her case
was called in the Criminal Court on Friday.
Short said he had been dealing with her former
employer, who along with the Public Services Commission, were continuing to
investigate the matter.
Short said his client was ready to enter a guilty plea.
Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams adjourned the matter
to February 18.
The defendant is on bail with the conditions that she
cannot leave the country without the permission of the High Court, she is not
to associate with any witnesses, and needs to surrender her passport to the