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.

22 November 2021

Case information summary 2021 (as at 12 November 2021) – Cases where leave granted (PDF, 45 KB)
Case information summary 2021 (as at 12 November 2021) – Cases where leave to appeal decision not yet made (PDF, 30 KB)

2021

Case name
H (SC 118/2021) v The Queen
Case number
SC 118/2021
Summary
Civil / Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Result
ORDER PROHIBITING PUBLICATION OF THE JUDGMENT OR ANY PART OF THE PROCEEDINGS (INCLUDING THE RESULT) IN NEWS MEDIA OR ON THE INTERNET OR OTHER PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATABASE UNTIL FINAL DISPOSITION OF RETRIAL. PUBLICATION IN LAW REPORT OR LAW DIGEST PERMITTED
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Dermot Gregory Nottingham, Phillip Nottingham and Earle McKinney v The real Estate Agents Authority and Martin Russell Honey
Case number
SC 119/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
John Lawson Little v New Zeland Natural Therapy Limited (in Liquidation), Vivien Judith Madsen-Ries and Henry David Levin
Case number
SC 120/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Case name
Ford Tearikiwai Huka Taylor v The Queen
Case number
SC 121/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
District Court decision
Not publicly available
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
K (SC 122/2021) V The Queen
Case number
SC 122/2021
Summary
ORDER PROHIBITING PUBLICATION OF THE JUDGMENT OR ANY PART OF THE PROCEEDINGS (INCLUDING THE RESULT) IN NEWS MEDIA OR ON THE INTERNET OR OTHER PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATABASE UNTIL FINAL DISPOSITION OF RETRIAL. PUBLICATION IN LAW REPORT OR LAW DIGEST PERMITTED
Result
ORDER PROHIBITING PUBLICATION OF THE JUDGMENT OR ANY PART OF THE PROCEEDINGS (INCLUDING THE RESULT) IN NEWS MEDIA OR ON THE INTERNET OR OTHER PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATABASE UNTIL FINAL DISPOSITION OF RETRIAL. PUBLICATION IN LAW REPORT OR LAW DIGEST PERMITTED
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Penisimani Taakimoeaka v The Chief Executive of the Department of Corrections
Case number
SC 123/2021
Summary
Criminal Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
C (SC 124/2021) v The Queen
Case number
SC 124/2021
Summary
ORDER PROHIBITING PUBLICATION OF THE JUDGMENT AND ANY PART OF THE PROCEEDINGS (INCLUDING THE RESULT) IN NEWS MEDIA OR ON THE INTERNET OR OTHER PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DATABASE UNTIL FINAL DISPOSITION OF TRIAL. PUBLICATION IN LAW REPORT OR LAW DIGEST PERMITTED.
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Anthony Pratt Kaye and Morva Kaye v Norris Ward McKinnon
Case number
SC 125/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal
Court of Appeal decision
Not publicly available
Case name
Ryshell Griggs and Mark Phillip Chamberlain on Behalf of Ngāi Tūmapūhia-ā-Rangi Hapū v Waitangi Tribunal and Ors
Case number
SC 127/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal -  Application for leave to bring an appeal
Date of hearing
09 February 2022 - 10 February 2022
Judges
tbc
Case name
Haoyu Gao, Smiling Face Limited and Xia Xue v Zespri Group Limited
Case number
SC 128/2021
Summary
Civil Appeal - Application for leave to bring an appeal