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Supreme Court Decisions 2015

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Name Date of Judgment Reference Media release
M Hayes v Family Court and Judith Guerin 21 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 201
Taniwha v R 18 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 200
R v Tawera Wesley Wichman 18 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 198
Alan Ivo Greer v Ray Smith and Jack Harrison 18 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 196
John Kenneth Slavich v R 18 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 195
Richard John Creser v Janine Michelle Creser and Marion Ngaire Creser 18 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 194
Riley Campbell v R 17 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 197
Lindsay James Trevor Smallbone v George Paul London 17 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 192
A (SC 106/2015) v R 17 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 191
Matthew John Young v The District Court at Hamilton 16 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 193
Raghu Srinivas Aryasomayajula v R 16 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 190
Trevor John Momo Wilson v The Queen 14 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 189 Media release
Escrow Holdings Forty-One Limited v District Court at Auckland 10 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 188
Jetstar Airways Limited v Richard Greenslade 04 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 187
Tatyana Kondratyeva v The Queen 04 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 186
N v M and others 03 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 185
A (SC 43/2012) v R 02 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 184
Douglas Banks and Christine Sandra Banks v Grey District Council 01 December 2015 [2015] NZSC 183
Carter Holt Harvey Limited v Minister of Education 30 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 182
Robert Erwood v Janet Maxted and Janet Maxted and Alexander James Jeremy Glasgow as trustees of the Estate of Edward Erwood 25 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 181
Greenshell New Zealand Limited (In Receivership) v Kennedy Bay Mussel Company (NZ) Limited 24 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 180
Friedrich Joachim Fehling v Douglas John Appleby 23 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 178
Mobil Oil New Zealand Limited v Development Auckland Limited 20 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 177
David Owen Crequer v Chief Executive of The Ministry of Social Development 18 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 176
Shane James OLD v The Queen 18 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 175
John Kenneth Slavich v R 16 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 174
Vincent Ross Siemer and Jane Dinsdale Siemer v Kevin Stanley Brown 13 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 173
Douglas Banks and Christine Sandra Banks v Grey District Council 11 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 172
Gary Owen Burgess v Susan Natalie Beaven 11 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 171
Michael Kinlim Yan v Commissioner of Inland Revenue 09 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 170
Bevin Hall Skelton v Daran Nair 09 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 169
Toni Maree Miller v R 04 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 165
Heartland Bank Limited v Vero Liability Insurance Limited 03 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 168
Tony Gordon Best v R 03 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 167
Bruce Brendon Van Essen and anor v The Attorney-General and others 03 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 166
Jeremy George Edward McLaughlin v R 03 November 2015 [2015] NZSC 164
Anthony Paul Mount and Kaye Pamela Mount v Eleanor Margaretta Hannay 30 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 162
Michael Shane Henry Lihou v The Queen 30 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 161
Nicholas Paul Alfred Reekie v Attorney-General (Sued on Behalf of The Department of Corrections) 29 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 160
Antony Frederick Gray v R 28 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 159
Douglas Banks and Christine Sandra Banks v Grey District Coucil 28 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 158
Vincent Ross Siemer and Jane Dinsdale Siemer v Kevin Stanley Brown 28 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 157
Dinesh Kumar Manoharan v R 28 October 2015 Dinesh Kumar Manoharan v R
Dawn Lorraine Greenfield v Chief Executive of Ministry of Social Development (Recall) 27 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 155
Carl James Peterson v Attorney-General 23 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 154
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Transparency International New Zealand 22 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 153
Jane Davina Sax v Luke Andrew Simpson 22 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 152
John Kenneth Slavich v The Judges of the Supreme Court 22 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 151
Kyburn Investments Limited v Beca Corporate Holdings Limited 21 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 150
Brown (SC 94/2015) v R 20 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 148
Jonathan Dixon v R 20 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 147 Media release
Richard John Creser v Janine Michelle Creser and The Official Assignee 19 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 146
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Transparency International New Zealand Incorporated 16 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 145
Janine Davina Sax v Luke Andrew Simpson 15 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 144
Justin Ames Johnston v R 15 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 143
Robert George Keen v R 13 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 142
Doug Andrews Heating and Ventilation Limited and Multi KC Limited v Wayne James Dil 08 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 141
Rawiri David Lawson v R 06 October 2015 [2015] NZSC 140
Douglas Arthur Montrose Graham, Michael Howard Reeves, William Patrick Jeffries And Lawrence Roland Valpy Bryant v R 24 September 2015 [2015] NZSC138
Dawn Lorraine Greenfield v The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development 24 September 2015 [2015] NZSC 139 Media release
Sione Fehoko Makanesi v R 21 September 2015 [2015] NZSC 137
Alan Greer v Ray Smith 21 September 2015 [2015] NZSC 136
Trustpower Limited v Commissioner of Inland Revenue 11 September 2015 [2015] NZSC 134
John Gilbert and QSM Trustee Ltd v Body Corporate 162791 04 September 2015 [2015] NZSC 133
Jiaxi Guo and Jiaming Guo v Minister of Immigration 02 September 2015 [2015] NZSC 132 Media release
F (SC 70/2015) v R 01 September 2015 [2015] NZSC 131
John Kenneth Slavich v The Judges of the Supreme Court 01 September 2015 [2015] NZSC 130
Rapata Leef and others (Hapu of Ngati Taka v Colin Bidois and others (Hapu of Pirirakau) 24 August 2015 [2015] NZSC 128
Todd Aaron Marteley v The Legal Services Commissioner 21 August 2015 [2015] NZSC 127 Media release
Vincent Ross Siemer and another v Kevin Stanley Brown and others 13 August 2015 [2015] NZSC 126
John Kenneth Slavich v The Judges of the Supreme Court 11 August 2015 [2015] NZSC 125
R v Shivneel Shahil Kumar 06 August 2015 [2015] NZSC 124 Media release
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Registrar of the Supreme Court 04 August 2015 [2015] NZSC 123
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Registrar of the Supreme Court 04 August 2015 [2015] NZSC 122
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Transparency International New Zealand Incorporated 04 August 2015 [2015] NZSC 121
Kenneth Holmes and Others v Kiriwai Consultants Limited 04 August 2015 [2015] NZSC 120
D (SC 60/2015) v R 31 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 119
Rapata Te Haa Rangitukunoa v John Pieter Koning 31 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 118
Richard John Creser v Janine Michelle Creser 29 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 116
Gough v Gough Holdings Limited and others 29 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 115
Tony Douglas Robertson v The Queen 28 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 114
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Registrar of the Supreme Court 24 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 113
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Registrar of the Supreme Court 24 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 112
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Transparency International New Zealand Incorporated 24 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 111
Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited v Avonside Holdings Limited 22 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 110 Media release
Graham, Reeves, Jeffries and Bryant v R 22 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 109
Richard John Creser v Janine Michelle Creser and The Official Assignee 21 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 108
Mohammed Munif Sahib v R 20 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 105
Ioane Teitiotoa v The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment 20 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 107
Ronald Peter Rosenberg v R 20 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 106
Richard John Creser v Janine Michelle Creser and The Official Assignee 16 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 104
Vincent Ross Siemer and Jane Dinsdale Siemer v Kevin Stanley Brown & Ors 14 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 102
Francisc Catalin Deliu v The New Zealand Law Society 14 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 100
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Registrar of the Supreme Court and Ministry of Justice 13 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 99
Bruce Brendon Van Essen v The Attorney-General 13 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 101
Max John Beckham v R 07 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 98 Media release
Sportzone Motorcycles Limited (In Liquidation) v Commerce Commission 02 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 97
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Judicial Conduct Commissioner 01 July 2015 [2015] NZSC 96
John Frederick Ericson v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections 29 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 95
Colin James Dallas v Wellington City Council 26 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 94
Siemer v O'Brien 26 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 93
Siemer v O'Brien 26 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 92
SK v The Immigration and Protection Tribunal 24 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 91
P v The Queen 24 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 90
Vincent Ross Siemer v Clare O'Brien 23 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 89
Jolene Keane v The Queen 22 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 87
Vincent Ross Siemer & Jane Dinsdale Siemer v Kevin Stanley Brown & Ors 22 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 86
Richard Lyall Genge v Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections 22 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 88
Derek Nicholas Blackwell and Anor v Leith Roger Chick and Rosemary Chick 19 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 85
Melanie Ann Clayton v Mark Arnold Clayton & Ors 18 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 84
Tagiao Ah-Chong v R 17 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 83 Media release
Neil Stuart Johnston v Christopher Frederick Schurr 12 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 82 Media release
Suisse International Limited v Beverley Jean Monk 10 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 81
Clive Bradbury and Gregory Peebles and others v CIR and others 08 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 80
Vincent Ross Siemer v Clare O'Brien 05 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 79
Vincent Ross Siemer v Clare O'Brien 05 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 78
Kensington Developments Limited v CIR 04 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 77
Jianyong Guo, Jiaxi Guo and Jiaming Guo v Minister of Immigration 03 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 76
Francisc Catalin Deliu v New Zealand Law Society 02 June 2015 [2015] NZSC 75
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Registrar of the Supreme Court and Ministry of Justice 29 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 74
Cullen v R 29 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 73 Media release
Mita Ririnui v Landcorp & A-G 27 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 72
Trevor John Momo Wilson v The Queen 26 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 71
Peter Bonfert v R 25 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 69
Pirihira Fenwick, Wiremu Kingi and Hiwinui Heke v Jillian Naera, Kereama Pene, Anaha Morehu, Warwick Morehu and Eric Hodge and Tai Eru 20 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 68 Media release
Ngäti Wähiao v Ngäti Hurungaterangi, Ngäti Taeotu Me Ngäti Te Kahu O Ngäti Whakaue 15 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 67
B v The Queen 15 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 66
Vincent Ross Siemer v Clare O’Brien and Attorney-General 15 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 64
Vincent Ross Siemer v Clare O’Brien and Attorney-General 15 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 63
Siemer & Siemer v Brown & Ors 15 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 62
Mita Michael Ririnui v Landcorp Farming Limited and Attorney-General 14 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 65
K v Immigration and Protection Tribunal and another 14 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 61
Western Park Village Limited & Ors v Sinan Abed Baho 14 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 60
New Zealand Fire Service Commission v Insurance Brokers Association of New Zealand Incorporated & Vero New Zealand Limited 13 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 59 Media release
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Registrar of the Supreme Court 12 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 58
Dawn Lorraine Greenfield v The Chief Executive of the Ministry of Social Development 11 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 57
Malcolm John Rabson and Richard John Creser v Transparency International 08 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 56
Malcolm John Rabson v Registrar of the Supreme Court and Ministry of Justice 08 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 55
Proprietors of Wakatū and Ors v Attorney-General 08 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 54
H v The Queen 07 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 70
L (SC 28/2014) v R 07 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 53
Vincent Ross Siemer v Registrar of the Supreme Court 05 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 52
Vincent Ross Siemer and Jane Dinsdale Siemer v Kevin Stanley Brown 05 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 50
Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd v Avonside Holdings Ltd 04 May 2015 [2015] NZSC 49
Maree Howard v Accident Compensation Corporation 28 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 48
Rikki Leigh Scott Ngatai-Check v R 24 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 44
Kyung Yup Kim v The Prison Manager, Mount Eden Corrections Facility 23 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 47
Razdan Rafiq v The Commissioner of New Zealand Police 23 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 46
New Zealand Cards Limited v Colin Ramsay 22 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 45
Rebel Waitohi v R 22 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 43
Vincent Ross Siemer and Jane Dinsdale Siemer v Kevin Stanley Brown 20 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 41
Vincent Ross Siemer v Registrar of the Supreme Court 17 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 39
Taylor Jade Schmidt v Noel Robert Hair 17 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 40
Milner v R 16 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 38
Abraham Eparaima Kohai v R 16 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 36 Media release
DH (SC 9/2014) v R 16 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 35 Media release
Allen Louis Harriman v The Attorney-General 14 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 37
Vikram Kumar and Nirupama Kumar v Station Properties Limited (in liquidation and in receivership) 01 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 34
Vikram Kumar and Nirupama Kumar v Station Properties Limited (in receivership and in liquidation) 01 April 2015 [2015] NZSC 33
Michael Christopher Cruickshank v R 31 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 32
LFDB v SM 31 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 31
Issac John Chadderton v New Zealand Police 31 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 30
Whitehead v The Queen 30 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 29
Samuela Faletalavai Helu v Immigration and Protection Tribunal 26 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 28 Media release
Quake Outcasts and Fowler v Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery 13 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 27 Media release
Christine Hamilton Thompson v Michael Leith Thompson 13 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 26 Media release
Maree Howard v Accident Compensation Corporation 11 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 25
Vincent Ross Siemer v Registrar of the Supreme Court and Ministry of Justice 11 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 21
Jeremy James McGuire v The Ministry of Justice 10 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 24
Vincent Ross Siemer v Clare O’Brien 10 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 23
Walter Fitikefu v R 10 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 22
Dennis Joseph Gardiner and Hutia Monica Gardiner v Westpac New Zealand Limited 09 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 20
Malcolm Edward Rabson v Registrar of Supreme Court and Ministry of Justice 09 March 2015 [2015] NZHC 19
Margot Crequer v Chief Executive of The Ministry of Social Development 06 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 18
Philippa Currie, Raymond Donnelly & Co, The Crown Solicitor at Christchurch and The Attorney-General of New Zealand v Vincent James Clayton and Linda Joyce Westbury 05 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 17
Zoggs International Ltd v Sexwax Incorporated 02 March 2015 [2015] NZSC 16
N v M and others 27 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 15
Vincent Ross Siemer v Clare O'Brien 25 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 13
Ian Russell Geary v Accident Compensation Corporation 23 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 12
Razdan Rafiq v Chief Executive of the Department of Internal Affairs 20 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 11
Razdan Rafiq v Chief Executive of the Department of Internal Affairs 20 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 10
T v The Queen 19 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 9
Tauranga Law v John Appleton and Natalie Marie Ryan as Trustees of the Appleton Family Trust 19 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 3 Media release
Evgeny Orlov v New Zealand Law Society 18 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 8
Allied Concrete Limited v Jeffrey Philip Meltzer and Lloyd James Hayward as liquidators of Window Holdings Limited (in liquidation), Fences and Kerbs Limited V Peter Esmond Farrell and Simon Paul Rogan as liquidators of Contract Engineering Limited ( in 18 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 7 Media release
Robert Clifford Hoani Cribb v Evia Rural Finance Limited 18 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 5
Elvis Heremia Teddy v New Zealand Police 17 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 6
Razdan Rafiq v Commissioner of New Zealand Police 16 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 4
Mehdi Jaffari and Tracey Jaffari v Livia Grabowski 11 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 2
Vincent Ross Siemer v Registrar of the Supreme Court 10 February 2015 [2015] NZSC 1