The Herald reports:
The number of permanent name suppression orders issued by the courts has halved in the past five years. In 2011, 640 people received permanent suppression for criminal matters in the district and high courts. The next year, the number dropped to 407 and has slid even further to 317 in 2015. Over the same five-year period, the number of people appearing in court has fallen by about 25 per cent, according to information from the Ministry of Justice.
Good to see the law change working, and fewer people getting name suppression. That is a significant drop.