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'Planet Key' Judgment: Watson & Jones v Electoral Commission

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 5:15 pm | New Zealand High Court

In the lead up to the 2014 general election, Darren Watson wrote and recorded a song entitled Planet Key” (the Song). Jeremy Jones then created a video to accompany the song (the Music Video). In early August 2014 Mr Watson released the Song on iTunes ... More >>

Injunction: Kennedy, Bell v Boyle, St Bede's College

Monday, 23 March 2015, 5:33 pm | New Zealand High Court


Court Judgment: Nicky Hager v Police on Dirty Politics Raids

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 10:03 am | New Zealand High Court

Mr Hager alleges that steps taken by the second respondent (the Police): first, in deciding to apply for a search warrant in respect of Mr Hager’s premises; secondly, in applying for the warrant; and thirdly, executing the warrant at his Wellington ... More >>

New Zealand Police v Paki - Appeal Partially Upheld

Monday, 8 December 2014, 4:55 pm | New Zealand High Court

The High Court in Auckland has partially allowed the Crown’s appeal against a District Court decision to discharge without conviction the son of the Māori King, the respondent Korotangi Te Hokinga Mai Douglas Paki, on one charge of driving with excess breath ... More >>

Court Judicial Decision: Dotcom v The USA: 17 October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014, 12:06 pm | New Zealand High Court

The United States of America is seeking the extradition of Messrs Dotcom, Batato, Ortmann and Van Der Kolk. The matter has been before the Courts on numerous occasions, and no further recitation of the facts is needed. More >>

The Queen v John Archibald Banks: Sentencing Notes

Friday, 1 August 2014, 3:12 pm | New Zealand High Court

[2] You appear for sentence today, having been found guilty of one charge of transmitting a return of electoral expenses, knowing it to be false in one or more material particulars. This is an offence pursuant to the now repealed s 134(1) of the Local Electoral Act ... More >>

Judgment: Fairfax v Ismail - Name Supression

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 4:46 pm | New Zealand High Court

This judgment explains why on 1 July 2014 I granted an appeal by Fairfax New Zealand Ltd (Fairfax) from a decision of Judge Davidson made in the Wellington District Court on 30 May 2014. Fairfax appealed Judge Davidson’s decision to extend an interim ... More >>

Judgment: Lucan Battison v St John's College

Friday, 27 June 2014, 12:44 pm | New Zealand High Court

Lucan Battison sought judicial review of decisions suspending him from St John’s College, Hastings and the conditions imposed by the Board of Trustees on his return to the college. The decisions of the principal and Board of Trustees stemmed from ... More >>

R v John Banks: Reasons For Verdict

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 4:35 pm | New Zealand High Court

The Honourable Mr John Banks is charged with one count of transmitting a return of electoral expenses, knowing it to be false in one or more material particulars. More >>

Judgment on TV3 Coverage in John Banks Trial

Friday, 30 May 2014, 4:25 pm | New Zealand High Court

On 26 May 2014, I revoked the permission I had earlier given to TV3/Media Works, to film the trial of the Honourable John Banks. I also directed that TV3/Media Works is not to use any footage captured in the courtroom in its coverage of the balance ... More >>

Judgment: ChristChurch Cathedral Demolition May Continue

Friday, 30 May 2014, 4:15 pm | New Zealand High Court

The Court found: • CPT has committed to the construction of a new cathedral and hence the original justification for a stay no longer existed. • CPT gave fair consideration to relevant issues before reaching its decision to deconstruct and ... More >>

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 >>



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