Whitmore v Palmerston North City Council - reasons judgment - [2021] NZHC 1551

Date of Judgment

25 June 2021

Decision

Whitmore v Palmerston North City Council - reasons judgment (PDF 216 KB)

Summary

Reasons judgment after Court made order under Judicial Review Procedure Act that Council must make Library venue available for SUFW meeting in accordance with earlier agreement between SUFW and the Council. Whether cancellation of the agreement infringed BORA rights of free speech and peaceful assembly? Whether relief sought was necessary when, instead of SUFW having venue as arranged, Council would arrange a later meeting which SUFW would be entitled to attend along with those with opposing views and persons as invited by the Council.