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Supreme Court Judgments of Public Interest

This page provides access to judgments of the Supreme Court in the last 90 days deemed to be of particular public interest. 

All Supreme Court judgments can be found in the Supreme Court section of this website.

More general information about finding court judgments is available on the judgments section of this website.

It is the responsibility of users of the information contained in these decisions to ensure compliance with conditions or other legal obligations governing access, release, storage and re-publication. See also the guide on statutory provisions that prohibit publication of certain information in certain circumstances. If in doubt you should consult the court that issued the decision(s).  Judicial Decisions are presented in PDF format to preserve the integrity of the documents.


NameDate of JudgmentReferenceMedia release
David Brown and Glen Sycamore v New Zealand Basing Limited 13September2017[2017] NZSC 139 Media release
Affco New Zealand Limited v New Zealand Meat Workers and Related Trades Union Inc and Others 07September2017[2017] NZSC 135Media release
Hamish McIntosh v John Fisk and David Bridgman 31August2017[2017] NZSC 129Media release
David Browne Contractors Limited and David Browne Mechanical Limited v David Ross Petterson as Liquidator of Polyethylene Pipe Systems Limited (in liquidation)07August2017[2017] NZSC 116Media release
Janet Elsie Lowe v Director-General of Health, Ministry of Health07August2017[2017] NZSC 115Media release
Mark David Chisnall v The Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections01August2017[2017] NZSC 114Media release
Auckland Council v Wendco (NZ) Limited 17July2017[2017] NZSC 113Media release
New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association Incorporated v Air New Zealand Limited14July2017[2017] NZSC 111Media release
Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company Limited v Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated06July2017[2017] NZSC 106Media release
Lakes International Golf Management Limited v Hartley Clendon Vincent29June2017[2017] NZSC 99 Media release