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Upcoming cases - Supreme Court

As at  20 October 2017

Sittings of the Supreme Court are open to the public.

Upcoming fixtures are set out below.

Note information is added as it becomes available.

Fixture list for October 2017 (PDF, 74.5 KB)

Fixture list for November 2017 (PDF, 67.5 KB)

       

 

 

October 2017

  

November 2017

Date of hearing 14 November 2017
Case SC 61/2017
Rudi Hartono and others
K Harding
v
Ministry for Primary Industries
C J Lange

Sajo Oyang Corporation
F M R Cooke QC and M S Sullivan
Civil Appeal
Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

Case Summary

Civil Appeal – Fisheries Act 1996, s 256 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its interpretation and application of the Fisheries Act to the claim for unpaid wages against a forfeited vessel.

Grounds on which leave was granted

The approved question is whether the applicants have an interest in the Oyang 75 for the purposes of s 256 of the Fisheries Act 1996.

Supreme Court leave application decision

RUDI HARTONO AND OTHERS v MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES [2017] NZSC 117 [9 August 2017]

Court of Appeal decision

SAJO OYANG CORP v MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES [2017] NZCA 182 [15 May 2017]

High Court decision

HARTONO v THE MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES [2015] NZHC 3307 [18 December 2015 reissued 22 February 2016]

 

 

Date of hearing 16 and 17 November 2017
Case SC 141/2016
New Health New Zealand Incorporated
M T Scholtens QC
v
South Taranaki District Council
D J S Laing

Attorney-General for and on behalf of the Minister of Health
U Jagose QC and AM Powell

Civil Appeal
Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

Case Summary

Civil Appeal – New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its application of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act to the fluoridation of water supplies – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in concluding an appeal was moot – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in upholding the Medicines Amendment Regulations 2015.

Grounds on which leave was granted

The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the appeals of the appellant in CA159/2014, CA615/2014 and CA529/2015.

Supreme Court leave application decision

NEW HEALTH NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED v SOUTH TARANAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL [2017] NZSC 13 [20 February 2017]

Court of Appeal decision

NEW HEALTH NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED v SOUTH TARANAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL [2016] NZCA 462 [27 September 2016]

High Court decision

NEW HEALTH NEW ZEALAND INC v ATTORNEY-GENERAL [2015] NZHC 2138 [4 September 2015]

 

 

Date of hearing 21 and 22 November 2017
Case SC 65/2017
Attorney General
U Jagose QC , P T Rishworth and D Perkins
v
Arthur William Taylor

In person

Hinemanu Ngaronoa and others
R K Francois

Human Rights Commissioner (Intervener )
A S Butler and M W McMenamin

Civil Appeal
Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

Case Summary

Civil Appeal – Whether the Senior Courts have jurisdiction to make declarations that Acts of Parliament are inconsistent with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the appeal against the High Court’s declaration that s 80(1)(d) of the Electoral Act 1993 is inconsistent with the right to vote affirmed and guaranteed in s 12(a) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and cannot be justified under s 5 of that Act – (cross-appeal) Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that Mr Taylor did not have standing to seek a declaration of inconsistency.

Grounds on which leave was granted

The approved questions are whether:
(i) The Court of Appeal was correct to make a declaration of inconsistency; and
(ii) Mr Taylor has standing.

Supreme Court leave application decision

ATTORNEY-GENERAL v ARTHUR WILLIAM TAYLOR [2017] NZSC 131 [30 August 2017]

Court of Appeal decision

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL v TAYLOR & ORS [2017] NZCA 215 [26 May 2017]

High Court decision

TAYLOR v ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF NEW ZEALAND [2015] NZHC 1706 [24 July 2015]

 

 

Date of hearing 23 November 2017
Case SC 97/2016
Janet Elsie Lowe

v
Director-General of Health, Ministry and Health, and Chief Executive, Capital & Coast District Health Board

Civil Appeal
Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Arnold JJ

 

 

 February 2018

Date of hearing Tuesday 13 February 2018
Case

SC 84/2016 Green Growth No. 2 Limited

v

Queen Elizabeth The Second National Trust

Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

 

 

Date of hearing 15 February 2018
Case

Richard Frederick Eilenberg
JA Farmer QC & JK Goodall               

v

Linda Alejandra Garcia Lourdes-Gutierrez
AP Holgate
Civil Appeal

Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

 

 

Date of hearing

20 February 2018

Case

Graham Thomas Rowe   
SJ Zindel

v
The Queen
PD Marrshall

Criminal Appeal

Judges

Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ