Grace Millane's alleged murder was granted name suppression in court this morning.
The man accused of murdering British backpacker Grace Milane has been granted interim name suppresion.
The 26-year-old appeared in Auckland District Court, where
The accused's defence lawyer argued for name suppression on the grounds of a "fair trial".
Today's court appearance following a week long investigation into the disappearance of 22-year-old Grace.
Grace was last seen on the eve of her 22nd birthday. She was seen on the night of December 1 going into CityLife Hotel with a man.
The body remains at the scene and is yet to be formally identified, but police believe it's the backpacker.
Detective Inspector Scott Beard says the police investigation into Grace's death would continue for some time, as they pieced together what happened after she was last seen entering a central Auckland hotel more than a week ago.
-Additional reporting by RNZ.