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Jones v R, Lee v R

Friday, 4 July 2014, 2:22 pm | NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ... More >>

Judgment: Lombard Directors - Imprisonment Not Warranted

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 4:11 pm | NZ Supreme Court

DOUGLAS ARTHUR MONTROSE GRAHAM, MICHAEL HOWARD REEVES, WILLIAM PATRICK JEFFRIES AND LAWRENCE ROLAND VALPY BRYANT v THE QUEEN More >>

Judgment on 'Record of Case': Dotcom & Ors v USA

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:40 am | NZ Supreme Court

McGrath, William Young, Glazebrook and Blanchard JJ have decided that s 25 of the Extradition Act does not require that a “record of the case” include copies of all documents it summarises. More >>

Leave to Appeal: University of Canterbury v ICNZ

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 4:23 pm | NZ Supreme Court

UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY v THE INSURANCE COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED [2014] NZSC 13 [26 February 2014] More >>

Judgment: BFSL 2007 Ltd & Ors v Peter David Steigrad

Monday, 23 December 2013, 4:44 pm | NZ Supreme Court

These two appeals concern the effect of s 9 of the Law Reform Act 1936, which imposes a statutory charge over insurance money payable to an insured to indemnify the insured for damages or compensation payable to third party claimants. More >>

NZ Pork Industry Board v Ministry For Primary Industries

Friday, 20 December 2013, 4:20 pm | NZ Supreme Court

The appellant, the New Zealand Pork Industry Board, brought judicial review proceedings challenging the decision of the Director-General of the Ministry of Primary Industries’ (formerly the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry) to issue import health standards ... More >>

Judgment: Waterhouse v Contractors Bonding

Friday, 20 September 2013, 3:39 pm | NZ Supreme Court

Messrs Godfrey and Robert Waterhouse, have brought proceedings in the High Court against Contractors Bonding Ltd, in relation to a failed business in Georgia, United States of America. The Waterhouses allege negligence, deceit and breach of fiduciary ... More >>

Judgment: West Coast Ent Inc v Buller Coal Ltd

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 3:45 pm | NZ Supreme Court

Buller Coal Ltd applied to the West Coast Regional Council and the Buller District Council for resource consents under the Resource Management Act 1991 for an open-cast coal mine on the Denniston Plateau on the West Coast of the South Island. The coal ... More >>

Judgment: Akulue v The Queen

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 3:42 pm | NZ Supreme Court

The appellant, Ifeanyi Jude Akulue, is charged with importing and conspiring to supply methamphetamine. He wishes to raise defences of compulsion and necessity. Whether the evidence on which he relies is sufficient to raise these defences and should ... More >>

Stewart Murray Wilson: Leave to Appeal Dismissed

Tuesday, 20 August 2013, 11:21 am | NZ Supreme Court

[Full judgment: SC_52_2013_Wilson_v_R.pdf ] IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW ZEALAND SC 52/2013 [2013] NZSC 78 BETWEEN STEWART MURRAY WILSON Applicant AND THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS Respondent JUDGMENT OF THE COURT The application ... More >>

Fukofuka v The Queen - Convictions Quashed, Retrial Ordered

Monday, 19 August 2013, 4:18 pm | NZ Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed the appeal. The Court found that the Judge failed to meet the mandatory requirements of s 126 of the Evidence Act in two respects. First, he did not tell the jury that a mistaken identification can result in a serious ... More >>

Judgment: Vincent Ross Siemer v Solicitor-General

Friday, 12 July 2013, 3:55 pm | NZ Supreme Court

The appeal is accordingly dismissed and the Supreme Court has directed that Mr Siemer must commence serving his sentence. More >>

Order: Pork Industry Board v Ministry for Primary Industries

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 5:30 pm | NZ Supreme Court

The order made on 31 May 2013 is revoked and in its place there is an order as follows: The Ministry for Primary Industries, and any inspector acting on its behalf, is restrained from granting biosecurity clearances under ss 26–28 of the Biosecurity Act 1993 ... More >>

Ann Mary Seaton v Ministry for Land Information

Monday, 29 April 2013, 5:01 pm | NZ Supreme Court

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) resolved to widen Russley Road in Christchurch as part of its project to upgrade State Highway 1. The completion of this road-widening project requires the removal of three electricity towers, which currently sit on ... More >>

Shane Daniel Hannigan v The Queen

Monday, 29 April 2013, 4:57 pm | NZ Supreme Court

The appellant, Shane Hannigan, was found guilty of arson following a trial in the District Court. The Crown alleged that he had started a fire in the kitchen of his house on 21 June 2009 to generate an insurance claim which he hoped would fund its ... More >>

Urewera Four Declined Leave To Appeal To Supreme Court

Tuesday, 23 April 2013, 4:32 pm | NZ Supreme Court

We are not satisfied that it is necessary in the interests of justice for this Court to hear and determine the proposed appeals. None of the matters raised is, when properly analysed, of general or public importance. Nor do we consider a substantial miscarriage ... More >>

Judgment: NZ Maori Council and Others v Attorney-General

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 3:42 pm | NZ Supreme Court

In this context, the Supreme Court has concluded that the partial privatisation of Mighty River Power will not impair to a material extent the Crown’s ability to remedy any Treaty breach in respect of Maori interests in water. More >>

Judgment: Kapa v R

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 5:08 pm | NZ Supreme Court

On 2 December 2007 James Kapa, the appellant, and Ronald van Wakeren burgled the National Army Museum at Waiouru and stole 96 gallantry medals worth over $5 million. Two members of the public, Lord Ashcroft and Mr Tom Sturgess, offered a substantial ... More >>

Kim v The Prison Manager, Mount Eden Corrections Facility

Thursday, 20 December 2012, 5:03 pm | NZ Supreme Court

Kyung Yup Kim, a citizen of the Republic of Korea and a permanent resident of New Zealand, is presently detained in Mt Eden Prison. An ex parte application for a provisional arrest warrant in respect of Mr Kim was made on behalf of the People’s Republic ... More >>

Leave to Appeal: Maori Coucil v Attorney-General

Tuesday, 18 December 2012, 10:28 am | NZ Supreme Court

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT A Leave to appeal, and to appeal direct to this Court, is granted. B The approved ground of appeal is whether the High Court was right to dismiss the application for review. C The respondents will prepare the case on appeal and ... More >>

 

 

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