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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 including leave judgments published in chronological order 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
Shark Experience Limited v PauaMAC5 Incorporated 11 October 2019 [2019] NZSC 111Media release
Jesse-James Winter v R 13 September 2019 [2019] NZSC 98Media release
R (SC 1/2019) v R 16 August 2019 [2019] NZSC 87Media release
Robt. Jones Holdings Limited v Anthony John McCullagh and Stephen Mark Lawrence 09 August 2019 [2019] NZSC 86Media release
Rangitira Developments Limited v Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated 26 July 2019 [2019] NZSC 81Media release