Solicitor-General's Reference (No 1 of 2016) from CRI 2015-485-52, High Court at Christchurch - SC 118/2016
A The application for leave to appeal is granted (Solicitor-General’s Reference (No 1 of 2016)  NZCA 417).
B The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was right to answer the two questions before it in the way that it did.
19 December 2016
A The appeal is allowed. The answers given by the Court of Appeal to the questions on the Solicitor-General’ s reference are set aside.
B In substitution, the questions of law are answered as follows:
(a) Question One: Was the High Court correct to conclude that the requirements of s 90 of the Land Transport Act 1998 had not been met in this case?
(b) Question Two: If the requirements of s 90 were not met, was the correct remedy the quashing of the defendant’ s conviction?
Answer: Does not arise for determination.
3 May 2017