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Listed below are the substantive Supreme Court cases for 2017 along with appeals still to be determined or cases awaiting hearing. 

Information giving an overview of the case is included along with media releases and links to judgments being appealed when available.

All 2017, 2016 and 2015 Supreme Court cases dismissed or deemed to be dismissed where a notice of abandonment was received can be found here

Transcripts for cases heard before the Supreme Court are included provided they are not suppressed.  Transcripts from pre-trial hearings are not published until the final disposition of trial.  These are unedited transcripts and they are not a formal record of the Court’s proceedings. The Ministry of Justice does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material and recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use.

Updated 14 August 2017           

 

Case Number

SC 10/2017

Case Name

Craig Duthie and Kirsten Taylor-Ruiterman, and DRK Chartered Accountants Limited v Denise Michelle Roose, and Denise Developments Limited, and DMR Development Limited

Result

A The application for leave to appeal is granted (Roose v Duthie [2016] NZCA 600).
B The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was right to find that the cause of action in tort accrued when the agreement for sale and purchase between Denise Developments Ltd and DMR Development Ltd was settled rather than when the agreement became unconditional.

2 May 2017

Hearing

8 August 2017

Chief Justice, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ.

Decision reserved

HC judgment ROOSE v DUTHIE [2015] NZHC 2035 27 August 2015
Judgment appealed from

ROOSE v DUTHIE [2016] NZCA 600 15 December 2016

Leave judgment - leave granted

DUTHIE AND TAYLOR-RUITERMAN v DENISE MICHELLE ROOSE [2017] NZSC 57 2 May 2017

 

 

Case Number

SC 11/2017

Case Name

 F v The Queen

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.

[2016] NZCA 619   CA247/2016

 

Result Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.                                                   
8 March 2017
HC judgment not available - suppression orders
Judgment appealed from

not available - suppression orders 

 

 

Case Number

SC 13/2017 

Case Name

Mark David Chisnall v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections

Summary

Civil Appeal – Public Safety (Public Protections Orders) Act 2014, s 8 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in the formulation of a threshold test for the granting of a public protection orders.  

Results

A Leave to appeal is granted (Chisnall v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections [2016] NZCA 620).
B The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the applicant’s appeal to that Court.
13 April 2017

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A The appeal is dismissed.
B There is no order as to costs.
1 August  2017             

Transcript

Hearing date : 22 June 2017                                                                      
Chief Justice, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ.

HC judgment CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS v CHISNALL [2016] NZHC 796     26 April 2016
Judgment appealed from CHISNALL v CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2016] NZCA 620    19 December 2016
Leave judgment - leave granted CHISNALL v THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2017] NZSC 50  13 April 2017
Substantive judgment / Media release MARK DAVID CHISNALL v THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2017] NZSC 114   1 August 2017

 

 

Case Number

SC 22/2017

Case Name

R v The Queen

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in ordering a retrial.

[2016] NZCA 341   CA634/2015 

Result

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of retrial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.


20 March 2017

Judgment appealed from

 suppression

Leave judgment

 suppression

 

 

 

Case Number

SC 23/2017

Case Name

Anna Elizabeth Osborne and Sonya Lynne Rockhouse v Worksafe New Zealand and District Court at Wellington

Summary

Civil Appeal – Judicial review – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the first respondent had not exercised its prosecutorial discretion unlawfully or unreasonably – Whether the dismissal of charges by the second respondent was ultra vires because the Judge hearing the matter had earlier recused herself from the proceedings.

Result

A The application for leave to appeal is granted in part (Osborne v Worksafe New Zealand [2017] NZCA 11).
B Subject to the qualification discussed at [1], the approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the applicants’ appeal to that Court.
19 June 2017

Hearing date

5 October 2017                                                                      
Chief Justice, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ.

High Court judgment OSBORNE & OR v WORKSAFE NZ & OR [2015] NZHC 2991  27 November 2015
Judgment appealed from

OSBORNE & ROCKHOUSE v WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND [2017] NZCA 11  16 February 2017

Leave judgment - leave granted

OSBORNE AND ROCKHOUSE v WORKSAFE NEW ZEALAND [2017] NZSC 90  19 June 2017

  

 

Case Number

 SC 26/2017

Case Name

Wellington International Airport Limited v New Zealand Airline Pilots' Association Industrial Union of Workers Incorporated and Director of Civil Aviation

Summary

Civil Appeal – Civil Aviation Rules, Part 139 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its interpretation of the term “practicable” in Part 139 of the Civil Aviation Rules – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its consideration of the matters that the Director of Civil Aviation may take into account.

Result

A Leave to appeal is granted (New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association Industrial Union of Workers Inc v Director of Civil Aviation and Wellington International Airport Ltd [2017] NZCA 27).
B The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to allow the first respondent’s appeal to that Court.

16 May 2017

High Court judgment NEW ZEALAND AIRLINE PILOTSʼ ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL UNION OF WORKERS INCORPORATED v DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION [2016] NZHC 1528 6 July 2016
Judgment appealed from

NEW ZEALAND AIR LINE PILOTSʼ ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL UNION OF WORKERS INCORPORATED V DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION [2017] NZCA 27 28 February 2017

Leave judgment - leave granted

WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LIMITED v NEW ZEALAND AIRLINE PILOTSʼ
ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL UNION OF WORKERS INCORPORATED [2017] NZSC 70  16 May 2017

 

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Case Number

SC 28/2017

Case Name

K v T

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.

Result Judgment released.
Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.                                                   
19 June 2017
HC judgment K v T [2016] NZHC 251 [24 February 2016]
Judgment appealed from

T v K [2017] NZCA 25 [28 February 2017]

Leave judgment

suppression

 

 

Case Number

SC 30/2017

Case Name Director of Civil Aviation v New Zealand Airline Pilots' Association Industrial Union of Workers Incorporated and Wellington International Airport Limited
Summary
Result A Leave to appeal is granted (New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association Industrial Union of Workers Inc v Director of Civil Aviation and Wellington International Airport Ltd [2017] NZCA 27).
B The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to allow the first respondent’s appeal to that Court.
16 May 2017
HC judgment NEW ZEALAND AIRLINE PILOTSʼ ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL UNION OF WORKERS INCORPORATED v DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION [2016] NZHC 1528   6 July 2016
Judgment appealed from NEW ZEALAND AIR LINE PILOTSʼ ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL UNION OF WORKERS INCORPORATED V DIRECTOR OF CIVIL AVIATION [2017] NZCA 27   28 February 2017
Leave judgment - leave granted WELLINGTON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LIMITED v NEW ZEALAND AIRLINE PILOTSʼ
ASSOCIATION INDUSTRIAL UNION OF WORKERS INCORPORATED [2017] NZSC 70  16 May 2017

 

 

Case Number

SC 35/2017

Case Name

David Stanley Tranter v The Queen 

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in upholding the applicant’s conviction(s) – Whether there were sufficient grounds to impose a sentence of preventive detention.

HC judgment

R v TRANTER [2016] NZHC 111 [5 February 2016] not available __

Judgment appealed from TRANTER v R [2017] NZCA 45  7 March 2017

 

 

 

Case Number

SC 36/2017

Case Name

Matthew Richard Brown v New Zealand Police

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Criminal Procedure Act 2011 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in declining leave to bring second appeals against conviction and sentence.

HC judgment

BROWN v NEW ZEALAND POLICE [2016] NZHC 2359  5 October 2016

Judgment appealed from BROWN v NEW ZEALAND POLICE [2017] NZCA 71   23 March 2017

 

Case Number

 SC 37/2017

Case Name

Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust v Invercargill City Council 

Summary

Civil Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that no duty of care was owed by the Invercargill City Council to the Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in its application of limitation and contributory negligence principles

Result A Leave to appeal is granted (Invercargill City Council v Southland Indoor Leisure Centre Charitable Trust
[2017] NZCA 68).
B The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to reverse the judgment of Dunningham J.

30 May 2017

Transcript

Hearing date : 10 August 2017                                                                                                      

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

Decision reserved

HC judgment

SOUTHLAND INDOOR LEISURE CENTRE CHARITABLE TRUST v INVERCARGILL CITY COUNCIL [2015] NZHC 1983   20 August 2015

Judgment appealed from INVERCARGILL CITY COUNCIL v SOUTHLAND INDOOR LEISURE CENTRE CHARITABLE TRUST [2017] NZCA 68   21 March 2017

Leave judgment - leave granted SOUTHLAND INDOOR LEISURE CENTRE CHARITABLE TRUST v INVERCARGILL CITY COUNCIL
[2017] NZSC 81    30 May 2017

 

Case number

SC 38/2017

Case Name

R v The Queen

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.
[2017] NZCA 55   CA606/2016

Result Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.        

7 June 2017

Lower court judgment R v [S] DC Auckland CRI-2008-090-3508, 18 May 2010, not publicly available
Judgment appealed from [2017] NZCA 55 not publicly available

 

 

Case number

SC 39/2017

Case Name

S v The Queen

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the applicant’s appeal against conviction – Whether cross examination of witnesses was adequate. 

Judgment appealed from S (CA361/2010) V R CA [2013] NZCA 179 [30 May 2013]

 

 

Case number

SC 40/2017

Case Name

F v The Queen

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the applicant’s appeal against conviction and sentence.

Judgment appealed from not publicly available


 

 

Case number

SC 45/2017

Case Name

H v The Queen

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.

[2017] NZCA 108   CA508/2016

Results

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.                                                   
16 May 2017

Judgment appealed from not publicly available

 

 

Case number

SC 46/2017

Case Name

S v The Queen

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of the appeal in the Court of Appeal.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.

Result

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of the appeal in the Court of Appeal.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.
7 July 2017

Judgment appealed from not publicly available

 

 

Case number

 SC 50/2017

Case Name

 P v The Queen

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.

[2017] NZCA 106   CA66/2017

Result

Judgment released.
Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.                                                   
24 May 2017

HC judgment

(not available publicly)

Judgment appealed from (not available publicly)
SC judgment (not available publicly)

 

 

Case number

SC 52/2017

Case Name

T v The Queen

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.

[2017] NZCA 166   CA71/2017

Result Judgment released.
Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.                                                   
19 May 2017
High Court judgment (not available publicly)
Judgment appealed from (not available publicly)

 

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Case number

SC 53/2017

Case Name

Earl Raymond Hagaman v Andrew James Little

Summary

Civil Appeal – Whether the High Court erred in holding that the respondent was entitled to claim the defence of qualified privilege in relation to allegedly defamatory statements made by him about the applicant – Whether exceptional circumstances exist warranting a direct appeal to the Supreme Court.  

Judgment appealed from -HC judgment HAGAMAN AND HAGAMAN v LITTLE [2017] NZHC 813  28 April 2017

 

 

 

Case number

SC 54/2017

Case Name

V v The Queen

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.

Results

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.                                                             

7 July 2017

Transcript

Hearing date : 22 August 2017                                                                    
Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O'Regan and Ellen France JJ

Judgment appealed from -HC judgment

 

hearing date SC 57/2017: 17 August 

Case number

SC 57/2017

Case Name

Maythem Kamil Radhi v District Court at Manukau and The Commonwealth of Australia

Summary

Civil Appeal – Extradition Act 1999, s 48 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that it would not be unjust or oppressive to extradite the applicant – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the application to adduce further evidence. 

High Court judgment RADHI v THE DISTRICT COURT AT MANUKAU & ANOR [2015] NZHC 3347 [21 December 2015]
Judgment appealed from

 

 

 

Case number

SC 58/2017

Case Name

B v The Queen

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted. 

[2017] NZCA 211   CA563/2016

Results

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial.  Publication in law report or law digest permitted.
3 July 2017

High Court judgment (not publicly available)
Judgment appealed from (not publicly available)

 

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Case number

SC 59/2017

Case Name

Dennis Rangiaho Hohua v The Queen

Summary

 

 

District Court judgment

not publicly available

Judgment appealed from HOHUA v R [2017] NZCA 89 [28 March 2017]

 

 

Case number

SC 61/2017

Case Name

Rudi Hartono and Others v Ministry for Primary Industries and Asjo Oyang Corporation

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.

Result

Leave to appeal is granted (Sajo Oyang Corp v Ministry for Primary Industries [2017] NZCA 182).
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.                                                                                

9 August 2017

High Court judgment

Hartono v The Ministry for Primary Industries [2015] NZHC 3307

Judgment appealed from SAJO OYANG CORP v MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES [2017] NZCA 182 [15 May 2017]
Leave judgment - leave granted RUDI HARTONO AND OTHERS v MINISTRY FOR PRIMARY INDUSTRIES [2017] NZSC 117    9 August 2017

 

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Case number

SC 62/2017

Case Name

Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand v Heli-logging Limited (in rec and liq). And Mark Wayne Ford in his capacity as Trustee of the Wessex Trust, and Mark Wayne Ford

Summary

Civil Appeal – Limitation Act 1950, s 28 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that there was an arguable case for a postponement of the limitation period under s 28 of the Limitation Act 1950. 

Result

 

High Court judgment HELILOGGING LIMITED (IN RECEIVERSHIP AND LIQUIDATION) v CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF NEW ZEALAND [2015] NZHC 2503   13 October 2015
Judgment appealed from HELI-LOGGING LIMITED (IN RECEIVERSHIP AND IN LIQUIDATION) v CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY OF NEW ZEALAND [2017] NZCA 196  22 May 2017

 

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Case number

SC 63/2017

Case Name

Lakes Edge Developments Limited v Kawarau Village Holdings Limited

Summary

Civil Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in upholding a decision refusing summary judgment – Whether Court of Appeal erred in its analysis of the tort of continuing trespass.  

Result

 

High Court judgment LAKES EDGE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED v KAWARAU VILLAGE HOLDINGS LIMITED [2016] NZHC 2141 [9 September 2016]
Judgment appealed from LAKES EDGE DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED v KAWARAU VILLAGE HOLDINGS LIMITED [2017] NZCA 504 [24 May 2017]

 

 

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Case number

SC 64/2017

Case Name

Eli Devoy v The Queen

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Whether the High Court Judge erred in imposing a minimum period of imprisonment of at least one half of the sentence of five years’ imprisonment – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in dismissing the conviction appeal. 

Result

 

District Court judgment SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE v ELI DEVOY & ORS [2016] NZDC 10933 [17 June 2016] not publicly available
Judgment appealed from DEVOY V R [2017] NZCA 213 [25 May 2017]

  

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Case number

SC 65/2017

Case Name

The Attorney-General v Arthur William Taylor and Hinemani Ngaronoa, Sandra Wilde, Kirsty Olivia Fensom and Claire Thrupp

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.

Result

 

High Court judgment TAYLOR v ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF NEW ZEALAND [2015] NZHC 1706   24 July 2015
Judgment appealed from THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL v TAYLOR & ORS [2017] NZCA 215   26 May 2017

 

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Case number

SC 66/2017

Case Name

Akuhatua Tihi v The Queen

Summary

 

Result

 

High Court judgment R v BETHAM, REUBEN & TIHI [2016] NZHC 2107 [6 September 2016]
Judgment appealed from LEVI HOHEPA REUBEN V R [2017] NZCA 138 [27 April 2017]

 

 

Case number

SC 67/2017

Case Name

Tania Joy Lamb v The Attorney General 

Summary

Civil Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in reversing the High Court decision giving the applicant an extension of time to apply for a review of an Associate Judge’s decision striking out the applicant’s claim on the basis of limitation periods.  

Result

 

High Court judgment LAMB v THE ATTORNEY GENERAL [2016] NZHC 849  29 April 2016
Judgment appealed from THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL v LAMB [2017] NZCA 236   7 June 2017

 

 

Case number

SC 68/2017 

Case Name

Craig Alexander Sanson and David John Bridgman v Ebert Construction Limited 

Summary

Civil Appeal – Companies Act 2006 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that the payments were not made by the insolvent company – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that the respondent did not receive more than they would have in liquidation – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding that a transaction was not an insolvent transaction. 

Result

 

High Court judgment SANSON AND ANOR v EBERT CONSTRUCTION LIMITED [2015] NZHC 2402  6 October 2015
Judgment appealed from EBERT CONSTRUCTION LIMITED v SANSON & ANOR [2017] NZCA 239  8 June 2017

 

 

Case number

SC 69/2017 

Case Name

Stanley Allen Gilmour v Chief Exectuive of the Department of Corrections 

Summary

 

Result

 

High Court judgment GILMOUR v CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2016] NZHC 1352 [22 June 2016]
Judgment appealed from GILMOUR v CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS [2017] NZCA 250   14 June 2017

 

 

Case number

SC 70/2017 

Case Name

L v The Queen 

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.               

Result

 

High Court judgment
Judgment appealed from (not available publicly)

 

 

Case number

SC 71/2017

Case Name

W v The Queen 

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the trial Judge’s directions as to belief in consent were adequate – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the youth discount applied to the applicant’s sentencing was sufficient 

Result

 

Judgment appealed from W(CA378/2016) v R [2017] NZCA 235   6 June 2017
District Court Judgment (not available publicly)

 

 

Case number

SC 72/2017 

Case Name

Musab Hamdi v The Queen 

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Evidence Act 2006, s 32 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding that the trial Judge’s references in summing-up remedied the prosecutor’s breach of s 32 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in holding there was no trial counsel error creating a miscarriage of justice at the applicant’s trial  

Result

 

District Court judgment (not publicly available)
Judgment appealed from HAMDI v R [2017] NZCA 242  9 June 2017

 

 

Case number

SC 73/2017 

Case Name

Jawahar Bhaskar Musuku v Commissioner of Inland Revenue 

Summary

 

Result

 

Judgment appealed from Jawahar Bhaskar Musuku [2017] NZCA 144  28 April 2017 -not publicly available _

 

 

Case number

SC 74/2017 

Case Name

W v The Queen

Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted.  

Result

 

High Court judgment

(not publicly available)

Judgment appealed from W (CA378/2016) v R [2017] NZCA 235    6 June 2017

 

 

Case number

SC 75/2017 

Case Name

C v The Queen

Summary

Criminal Appeal – Evidence Act 2006, s 44 – Whether Court of Appeal erred in upholding a pre-trial ruling that evidence of sexual experience was not admissible. 

Result

 

District Court judgment

(not publicly available)

Judgment appealed from C v R [2017] NZCA 275    29 June 2017

 

 

Case number

SC 76/2017 

Case Name Sonsram Trustee Limited and Arjun Sami v Harrison Grierson Consultants Limited
Summary

 

Result

 

High Court judgment

SONSRAM TRUSTEE LIMITED v HARRISON FRIERSON CONSULTANTS LIMITED [2016] NZHC 581   6 April 2016

Judgment appealed from SONSRAM TRUSTEE LIMITED V HARRISON GRIERSON CONSULTANTS LIMITED [2017] NZCA 264   26 June 2017

 

 

Case number

SC 77/2017 

Case Name Zhitong Li v The Queen
Summary

 

Result

 

High Court judgment R v LAM & ORS [2015] NZHC 1713 [24 July 2014]
Judgment appealed from Jzitong Li [2017] NZCA 272 [28 June 2017]

 

 

 

Case number

SC 78/2017 

Case Name E v G
Summary

Civil Appeal – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in upholding a High Court decision to enforce a foreign judgment for child and spousal maintenance

Result

 

High Court judgment EMAJOR v EMAJOR [2016] NZHC 2022 [16 August 2016]
Judgment appealed from not publicly available

 

 

Case number

SC 79/2017 

Case Name Z v the Queen
Summary

Criminal Appeal – New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, s 26(1) – Whether errors in the charging document relating to the applicant meant that he was convicted of conduct that did not constitute an offence at the time it occurred

Result

 

District Court judgment not publicly available
Judgment appealed from M (CA522/2016) v R [2017] NZCA 274 [29 June 2017]

 

 

Case number

SC 80/2017

Case Name A v The Queen
Summary

Criminal Appeal – Appeal against conviction – New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, s 25 – Criminal Procedure Act 2011, s 232 – Whether the Court of Appeal erred in finding there was no miscarriage of justice. 

Result

 

District Court judgment not available publicly
Judgment appealed from A(CA90/2017) v R [2017] NZCA 278 [3 July 2017]

 

 

Case number

SC 81/2017

Case Name Y & P New Zealand Limited v Yang Wang and Chen Zhang
Summary

 

Result

 

High Court judgment WANG & Anor v Y & P NEW ZEALAND LTD [2016] NZHC 3173 [21 December 2016]
Judgment appealed from Y&P NZ LIMITED v WANG [2017] NZCA 280 [3 July 2017]

 

 

Case number

SC 82/2017

Case Name Peter Brent Home Hubbard and Harley Haynes, and Oceanic Palms Limited v Kiwirail Limited
Summary

 

Result

 

High Court judgment HUBBARD AND HAYNES v KIWIRAIL LIMITED [2016] NZHC 1061 [20 May 2016]
Judgment appealed from PETER BRENT HOME HUBBARD & ORS v KIWIRAIL LIMITED [2017] NZCA 282 [4 July 2017]

 

 

Case number

SC 83/2017

Case Name ESR Group (NZ) Limited v Ian James Burden, Plantation Grown Timbers (International) Limited and Plantation Grown Timbers (Vietnam) Limited
Summary

 

Result

 

High Court judgment BURDEN & ORS v ESR GROUP & ORS [2016] NZHC 1542  7 July 2016
Judgment appealed from ESR GROUP (NZ) LIMITED v BURDEN [2017] NZCA 217  26 May 2017

 

 

Case number

SB 84/2017

Case Name Joanne Mihinui,Matatahi Mihinui and Tania Mihinui v Attorney General for the Ministry of Education and Westerman Property Solutions Limited
Summary

 

Result

 

High Court judgment MELANIE HEENAN v MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT [2015] NZHC 56 [3 February 2015]
Judgment appealed from MIHINUI v ATTORNEY-GENERAL FOR THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION [2017] NZCA 263 [26 June 2017]

 

 

Case number

SB 85/2017

Case Name E v The Queen
Summary

Order prohibiting publication of the judgment and any part of the proceedings (including the result) in news media or on the internet or other publicly available database until final disposition of trial. Publication in law report or law digest permitted. 

Result

 

High Court judgment not publicly available
Judgment appealed from not publicly available

 

 

Case number

 

Case Name
Summary

 

Result

 

District Court judgment
Judgment appealed from

 

 hearing date: 17 Aug 2017