Supreme Court case information

Listed below are the substantive Supreme Court cases for the year along with appeals still to be determined or cases awaiting hearing. 

Information giving an overview of the case is included along with media releases and links to judgments being appealed when available.

All 2021 - 2014 Supreme Court cases dismissed or deemed to be dismissed where a notice of abandonment was received can be found here.

Transcripts for cases heard before the Supreme Court are included provided they are not suppressed.  Transcripts from pre-trial hearings are not published until the final disposition of trial.  These are unedited transcripts and they are not a formal record of the Court’s proceedings. The Ministry of Justice does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of any material and recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to its use.

11 April 2022

Case information summary 2022 (as at 8 April 2022) – Cases where leave granted (PDF, 43 KB)
Case information summary 2022 (as at 8 April 2022) – Cases where leave to appeal decision not yet made (PDF, 42 KB)

All years

Case name
Port Otago Limited v Environmental Defence Society Incorporated, Otago Regional Council, Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated and Marlborough District Council
Case number
SC 6/2022
Civil Appeal
A Leave to appeal is granted (Port Otago Ltd v Environmental Defence Society Inc [2021] NZCA 638).
B The approved question is whether the Court of Appeal was correct to dismiss the appeal.
17 March 2022

Hearing due to begin Monday 11 April 2022, Port Otago Ltd v Environmental Defence Society Incorp, adjourned to a date to be fixed by Registrar.
Date of hearing
11 May 2022 - 12 May 2022
Winkelmann CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, Ellen France and Williams JJ
Case Synopses