A former director of a failed finance company still wants to take his holiday in Fiji.
Anthony David Banbrook has admitted signing a National Finance prospectus which included untrue statements.
The company went into receivership in 2006, owing $21 million to investors.
The New Zealand Herald reports the 66-year-old was asked in court to surrender his passport but he objected, telling the Crown he had a pre-booked holiday for next month.
Justice Mark Woolford said the guilty plea changes all that.
Mr Banbrook will be sentenced in August.