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Supreme Court Judgments of Public Interest

This page provides access to judgments of the Supreme Court in the last 90 days deemed to be of particular public interest. 

All Supreme Court judgments can be found in the Supreme Court section of this website.

More general information about finding court judgments is available on the judgments section of this website.

It is the responsibility of users of the information contained in these decisions to ensure compliance with conditions or other legal obligations governing access, release, storage and re-publication. See also the guide on statutory provisions that prohibit publication of certain information in certain circumstances. If in doubt you should consult the court that issued the decision(s).  Judicial Decisions are presented in PDF format to preserve the integrity of the documents.


NameDate of JudgmentReferenceMedia release
Mathias Ortmann v United States Of America 20 December 2018 [2018] NZSC 125Media release
S (SC 36/2018) v R 20 December 2018 [2018] NZSC 124Media release
Hinemanu Ngaronoa & Ors v Attorney-General & Ors 14 December 2018 [2018] NZSC 123Media release
Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki Tribal Trust v Minister of Conservation 14 December 2018 [2018] NZSC 122Media release
Jeremy James McGuire v Secretary for Justice 27 November 2018 [2018] NZSC 116Media release