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Supreme Court Decisions 2016

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Name Date of Judgment Reference Media release
Olivia Waiyee Lee v Whangarei District Council 22 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 173 Media release
S (SC 119/2016) v R 22 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 172
Kawarau Village Holdings Limited v Ho Kok Sun and Ors 21 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 171
Cyrus Christian (Aka William John Tassell) v R 21 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 170
Dominique Anita Reti v R 21 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 169
Escrow Holdings Forty-One Limited v District Court at Auckland 20 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 167 Media release
Solicitor-Generalʼs Reference (No 1 of 2016) From CRI-2015-485-52, High Court at Christchurch 19 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 168
Quake Outcasts v The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority 13 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 166
PricewaterhouseCoopers v Walker & Ors 13 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 165
Hawkeʼs Bay Regional Investment Company Limited v Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated 13 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 164
Alexander Pieter Van Heeren v Michael David Kidd 09 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 163
David Obiaga v R 08 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 162
Ashor Gorgus v The Queen 07 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 161
NR v MR 06 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 160
Prattley Enterprises Limited v Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited 06 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 158 Media release
Lewis Ata Turahui v The Waitangi Tribunal and Ors 01 December 2016 [2016] NZSC 157
Friedrich Joachim Fehling v West Coast District Health Board 24 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 155
Friedrich Joachim Fehling v Attorney-General 24 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 154
Lakes International Golf Management Limited v Vincent 21 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 153
Malcolm Edward Rabson and Anor (as Trustees) v Ian Bruce Shephard and Anor 21 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 152
Yao Wei He v Zhixiong Chen 21 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 151
An Li Tao v Strata Title Administration Limited 09 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 150
Michael Marino v The Chief Executive of The Department of Corrections 08 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 148
Shivneel Shahil Kumar v R 07 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 147
Narayan Prasad v R 03 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 146
Janferie Maeve Almond v Bruce James Read 02 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 145
Kaveinga Helotu Lavemai v R 02 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 144
Janet Elsie Lowe v Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health 02 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 143
Mrinal Sardana v R 01 November 2016 [2016] NZSC 142
Leiden Cheyne O'Sullivan v The Queen 27 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 141
Karl Leslie Raymond Marwood v Commissioner of Police 26 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 139 Media release
Demissie Tefera Asgedom v R 25 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 138
TWA v HC 18 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 136
Zacharius Rakena v R 18 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 137
Ivan Vladimir Joseph Erceg v Lynette Therese Erceg and Darryl Edward Gregory as Trustees of Acorn Foundation Trust 14 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 135
Camille Iriana Thompson v The Attorney-General 07 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 134
Morris Burton Suckling v R 04 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 133
Jeffrey Francis McClintock v The Attorney-General 04 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 132
Brodie Hoani Ngapaki Stewart v R 03 October 2016 [2016] NZSC 131
Charles William Williams and Ors v Auckland Council 30 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 130
Alistair Stuart Lyon v R 29 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 129
Steven Ray Churchis v R 28 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 128
Booth v R and Marino v The Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections 22 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 127 Media release
Auckland Council and Anor v Weathertight Homes Tribunal 16 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 126
Derek Peter Wheeldon and Ors v Body Corporate 342525 14 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 125
Wayne James Bracken v The Queen 13 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 124
Lyonel Manurewa Te Pou Taniwha v The Queen 08 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 123 Media release
Best v R 08 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 122 Media release
Sara-Jane Skeet v The Queen 06 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 120
Vijendra Kumar Naiker v R 06 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 118
Peter Anthony Williams v Trevor Nelson Cameron 05 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 119
Leiden Cheyne OʼSullivan v R 02 September 2016 [2016] NZSC 116
Peter Alan Hutchins v The Queen 31 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 117
John Edward Whitehead & Ors and Shiloh Charitable Trust v Watson & Son Ltd and Denis Eric Watson and Meryl Joy Watson (as trustees of Salem Charitable Trust) 30 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 115
Shahidan Nisha v R 30 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 114
Garry Albert Muir v The Commissioner of Inland Revenue 26 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 113
Murray Athol Osmond and Janet Doreen Osmond v David Murray Blanchett and Colin Thomas McCloy as Liquidators of Arai Korp Limited (in liquidation) 26 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 112
B (SC 60/2016) v Waitemata District Health Board 25 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 111
John Morgan MacKenzie v The Attorney-General 23 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 110
John Grant Cuthers v R 22 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 109
ASG v Harlene Hayne, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Otago 18 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 108
David Charles Browne v David Ross Petterson as Liquidator of Polyethylene Pipe Systems Limited (in liq) 16 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 107
Anthony Pratt Kaye and Morva Kaye v Norris Ward McKinnon 15 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 104
H (SC 49/2016) v R 15 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 103
Skinner and Rowley v R 10 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 101 Media release
John Kenneth Slavich v R 09 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 99
Hilary Jane Calvert and Ors v Grant Bruce Reynolds 09 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 100
Olivia Waiyee Lee v Whangarei District Council 03 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 98
Michael Brian Ogden v R 03 August 2016 [2016] NZSC 97
Carter Holt Harvey Limited v Minister of Education 29 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 95 Media release
Michael John Penman v R 28 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 96
Vivien Judith Madsen-Ries and Henry David Levin as Liquidators of Petranz Limited (in liquidation) v Darrell Warren Karaneihana Petera 28 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 94
Francis Catalin Deliu v Boon Gunn Hong 28 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 93
Dean John Drever v R 27 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 92
Trustpower Limited v Commissioner of Inland Revenue 27 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 91 Media release
Garry Albert Muir v The Commissioner Of Inland Revenue 20 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 90
Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited v Development Auckland Limited (Formerly Auckland Waterfront Development Agency Limited) 20 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 89 Media release
Crocodile International Pte Limited v Lacoste 19 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 88
John Alfred Robinson v R 13 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 86
Whetu Sonny James Waiwai v R 13 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 85
New Zealand Air Line Pilotsʼ Association Incorporated v Air New Zealand Limited 13 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 84
Justin Ames Johnston v R 06 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 83 Media release
Augustine Lau v UMH Group Limited 05 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 82
Yong Xin Chen v The Cornwall Park Trust Board Inc 04 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 81
Morris Burton Suckling v R 04 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 80
Malcolm Raymond Clarke v R 04 July 2016 [2016] NZSC 79
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Wayne Seymour Chapman 24 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 77
Vincent Ross Siemer v The Attorney-General 21 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 75
Martin James Mailley v District Court at North Shore 20 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 73
M(SC 31/2016) v R 20 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 72
T(SC 140/2015) v R 20 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 71
Prattley Enterprises Ltd v Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited 20 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 70
Ivan Vladimir Joseph Erceg v Lynette Therese Erceg and Darryl Edward Gregory as Trustees of Acorn Foundation Trust 17 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 69
Auckland Council v Wendco (NZ) Limited 16 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 67
Anthony Pratt Kaye and Morva Kaye v Norris Ward McKinnon 15 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 66
Derek Nicholas BLACKWELL and Charles Basil BLACKWELL as Executors and Trustees of the estate of Ross Winston BLACKWELL v Edmonds Judd 15 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 65
Jesse Waiariki Temanava Butler v North Shore Police 13 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 63
Cecilia Victoria Uhrle v R 13 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 64
Mita Michael Ririnui v Landcorp Farming Limited 09 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 62 Media release
John Gilbert and QSM Trustees Limited (in receivership and in liquidation) v Body Corporate 162791 02 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 61 Media release
John Morgan MacKenzie v The Attorney-General 01 June 2016 [2016] NZSC 60
Isaac Paparoa v R 30 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 59
Hamish McIntosh v John Howard Ross Fisk and David John Bridgman 26 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 58
Anthony Paul Mount v R 19 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 56
Amanda Adele White v Christopher Maurice Lynch 17 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 55
Robert Erwood v The Official Assignee 16 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 54
Sportzone Motorcycles Limited (in liquidation) and Motor Trade Finances Limited v Commerce Commission 12 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 53 Media release
Michael Marino v The Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections 06 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 52
Richard James Cameron Morton v R 05 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 51
Simon John Moffatt Hampton v Canterbury Regional Council 03 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 50
Galvanising (HB) Limited and Ors v John Howard Ross FISK and Anor 03 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 49
Mangawhai Ratepayers' and Residents' Association Incorporated v Kaipara District Council 03 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 48
Wilson v The Queen 02 May 2016 [2016] NZSC 47
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Wayne Seymour Chapman 29 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 45
Graham William D'Arcy-Smith v Natural Habitats Limited 28 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 46
New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd v Andrew Weller & Others 27 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 44
Booth v R 27 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 43
Douglas John Williamson v The Queen 26 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 42
William Yan and another v Commissioner of Police 26 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 41
Derek Nicholas Blackwell and Charles Basil Blackwell as executors and trustees of the estate of Ross Winston Blackwell v Edmonds Judd 22 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 40 Media release
Kulbir Singh and Navjot Kaur v The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 19 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 39
Robert Craig Winterburn v R 15 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 38
Richard John Creser v Janine Michelle Creser and Marion Creser (as trustees and executors of the estate of Jesse Joy Creser) 13 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 37
Karl Leslie Raymond Marwood v The Commissioner of Police 11 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 36
Peter Gerard Stockman v New Zealand Association of Counsellors Incorporated 07 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 35
Richard John Creser v Janine Michelle Creser and Marion Ngaire Creser (as trustees and executors of the estate of Jesse Joy Creser) 06 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 34
Jeremy James McGuire v Wellington Standards Committee (No 1 ) and another 06 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 33
JCS Cost Management Limited v QBE Insurance (International) Limited 04 April 2016 [2016] NZSC 32
A (SC 106/2015) v R 23 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 31
Clayton v Clayton 23 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 30 Media release
Clayton v Clayton 23 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 29 Media release
Richard John Creser v Janine Creser 22 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 28
K v The Queen 15 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 26
John Kenneth SLAVICH v The Queen 15 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 25
Mark Stephen Hotchin v The New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Limited 15 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 24 Media release
Bruce Brendon VAN ESSEN and Anor v Attorney-General And Ors 15 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 23
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Transparency International New Zealand 15 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 22
Charles William Williams and Ors v Auckland Council 11 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 20
Deuce Derrick Junior Evo Savage v R 01 March 2016 [2016] NZSC 19
Peter Gerard Stockman v New Zealand Association of Counsellors Incorporated 29 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 18
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Wayne Seymour Chapman 25 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 17
R v The Queen 24 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 16
Dean Michael Vincent v The Queen 23 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 15
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Wayne Seymour Chapman 23 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 14
Christopher Roger King v R 18 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 13
Thomas Frederick Mazlin King and Judith Ruth King v PFL Finance Limited 17 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 12
Yoon Lee v District Court at Auckland 17 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 11
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Transparency International New Zealand 16 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 9
R (SC 119/2015) v R 16 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 10
Nicholas Reekie v Attorney- General 15 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 8
Barrie James Skinner and David Ingram Rowley v The Queen 15 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 7
Jeremy James McGuire v Wellington Standards Committee 15 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 6
Slavich v R 10 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 5
Alan Ivo Greer v Ray Smith 10 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 4
Richard John Creser v Janine Creser and others 10 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 3
Gary Owen Burgess v TSB Bank Limited 03 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 2
Jamie Dion Edward Gurran v The Queen 01 February 2016 [2016] NZSC 1