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Teina Pora - Bail Application Declined

Friday, 28 March 2014, 3:31 pm | New Zealand High Court

Teina Pora filed an application for bail in the High Court pending the hearing of his appeal to the Privy Council. He had earlier applied to the Court of Appeal, which held that it lacked jurisdiction to grant bail in these circumstances. More >>

Judgment: New Health NZ Inc v Sth Taranaki District Council

Friday, 7 March 2014, 12:41 pm | New Zealand High Court

On 10 December 2012, the South Taranaki District Council (the Council) decided by a vote of 10 to 3 to add fluoride to the water supplies of Patea and Waverley, both small towns in South Taranaki... More >>

Judgment: Perpetual Trust Limited v Lombard Finance

Monday, 23 December 2013, 5:30 pm | New Zealand High Court

Perpetual applies for Court approval to retire as trustee and for the second applicant (“Corporate Trust”) to be appointed as a trustee in its place. More >>

Judgment: Coca Cola v Frucor. Pepsi

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 12:05 pm | New Zealand High Court

In 2009, the defendants, Frucor Soft Drinks Limited (“Frucor”) and PepsiCo Inc (“PepsiCo”), started selling cola and lemonade soft drinks in this country in a new 300 ml glass bottle. The plaintiff, The Coca-Cola Company (“TCCC”) alleges ... More >>

John Banks Decisions: Committal and Transfer of Proceedings

Wednesday, 4 December 2013, 12:49 pm | New Zealand High Court

Mr Banks seeks judicial review of the committal decision. He asks this Court to quash the decision to commit him for trial, to set aside the committal and to issue a declaration that there is insufficient evidence to commit him for trial. The application for ... More >>

Judgment: Climate Refugee Claim Appeal Refused

Wednesday, 27 November 2013, 10:17 am | New Zealand High Court

[14] Overcrowding is a problem which the Kiribati government has had to confront. A long term problem for the Kiribati government is steadily rising ocean levels attributable to climate change. More >>

Judgment: Lundy Bail Decision

Friday, 11 October 2013, 4:41 pm | New Zealand High Court

[1] Mr Lundy applies for bail. His circumstances are well known. He was charged and tried in the Palmerston North High Court in 2002 with the murder of his wife and child. He was convicted of both murders and sentenced to life imprisonment and initially ... More >>

Judgment: Phillipstown School Trustees v Minister of Ed

Thursday, 10 October 2013, 5:01 pm | New Zealand High Court

These failures of process mean that the Minister has not lawfully merged Phillipstown with Woolston. Her decision is declared unlawful and is not valid. More >>

High Court Decision on Margaret Spencer Case

Friday, 4 October 2013, 10:43 am | New Zealand High Court

AND HER MAJESTY'S ATTORNEY-GENERAL in respect of the Ministry of Health First Defendant More >>

Mangawhai Ratepayers' and Residents' Assn v Kaipara Council

Friday, 30 August 2013, 3:27 pm | New Zealand High Court

[52] For those reasons, I dismiss the application to strike-out the first cause of action. More >>

McAllister v Solicitor-General - Appeal on contempt of court

Thursday, 29 August 2013, 5:33 pm | New Zealand High Court

Mr McAllister was in contempt when he refused to take the oath... The appeal against sentence is allowed, and the sentence of imprisonment is quashed. In its place Mr McAllister is fined the sum of $750. More >>

Judgment: Fowler Developments, Quake Outcasts v CERA

Monday, 26 August 2013, 5:02 pm | New Zealand High Court

[1] This case concerns two applications for judicial review heard together by consent. The genesis of each proceeding was the making of offers by the chief executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) to purchase either vacant land, ... More >>

Sentencing Notes: Dominion Finance Directors

Monday, 19 August 2013, 4:35 pm | New Zealand High Court

Mr Arkinstall and Mr Bettle, you appear for sentence today on five charges under s 58 of the Securities Act 1978 (“Act”). Mr Forsyth, you appear for sentence on seven charges under s 58 of the Act. A charge under s 58 carries a maximum penalty ... More >>

Sentencing Notes: James Robertson Parker

Thursday, 15 August 2013, 4:54 pm | New Zealand High Court


Judgment: Internal Affairs v Wayne Robert Mansfield

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 4:04 pm | New Zealand High Court

I impose a pecuniary penalty of $95,000. That penalty is payable to the Crown. I also award costs against Mr Mansfield of $8,460, and disbursements of $1,806.54. The costs and the disbursements are payable to the Department. More >>

Judgment: High Court On Corrections Smoking Regulations

Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 2:54 pm | New Zealand High Court

The applicant is a sentenced prisoner. He brings this case in protest at prohibitions on prison inmates possessing or smoking tobacco. These prohibitions, he submits, were, for a relevant period, unlawful. He seeks declarations to that effect. More >>

Judgment: Forest & Bird v Buller District Council & Others

Friday, 7 June 2013, 4:48 pm | New Zealand High Court


Judgment: Forest & Bird v Buller District Council & Others

Thursday, 6 June 2013, 12:52 pm | New Zealand High Court

[69] It follows that there is no material error of law in this decision not to embark upon cumulative effect analysis. This appeal is dismissed. Costs are reserved. More >>

Judgment: Court Orders Return Of Dotcom Material

Friday, 31 May 2013, 3:21 pm | New Zealand High Court

[1] In June 2012 I issued a judgment upholding the plaintiffs’ challenge to the validity of search warrants and related searches (the warrants’ judgment). The warrants had been issued by the District Court and executed by Police in January ... More >>

Judgment: Carroll & Woodhouse v Coroner's Court & Police

Monday, 29 April 2013, 5:16 pm | New Zealand High Court

In the early hours of 11 October 2004 Iraena Asher, a 25 year old woman, disappeared into the night at Piha, a rural beach side area west of Auckland. She was never seen again. The three applicants, Ms Carroll, Ms Woodhouse and Mr Woodhouse, cared for ... More >>



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