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New Zealand case law

 

 

Judicial Decisions Online - Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice site which provides full text access to all unreported Supreme Court decisions, Court of Appeal from 1st January 2003 and High Court decisions from 1st September 2005. Administrative minutes and decisions subject to suppression orders are not available. The decisions can only be accessed via a search of the database. The database can be search by keyword, court, location, judge, party name, counsel and be restricted by year.


Courts of New Zealand

Contains recent decisions from the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court. Decisions can be browsed and are removed from the site after 28 days. Most decisions are published on the site within a day of being delivered and are generally restricted to criminal sentences and judgments of public interest.


Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

Provides full text browsable access to District Court decisions from 2006.


Advertising Standards Authority Inc

Full text of decisions from 2001 onwards and summaries of decisions for 2000. Decisions can be searched by keyword, media and code.


Broadcasting Standards Authority

Searchable database of Broadcasting Standards Authority Decisions.


CCH Tax Site

Contains links to recent IRD rulings and tax cases, which have not been reported in CCH publications yet. Most of the cases are stored as PDF files, so Adobe Acrobat Reader is needed to view them. Also contains links to articles on employment; health & safety; company and business law.


Commerce Commission

Provides full text access to decisions from 1997 which are available in PDF format. Located under the Public Registers tab the decisions are divided according to subject.

Mergers and Acquisitions - Clearances
Mergers and Acquisitions - Authorisations
Anti-Competitive Practices - Authorisations
Dairy
Coroners'     Recommendations     Register

The register contains a list of the cases that were opened under the new Coroners Act 2006 where the case has been closed and a recommendation has been given.


Court of Appeal

These decisions can be accessed from the following:

New Zealand Legal Information Institute(NZLII) - full text searchable database of decisions from 1999.

Australian Legal Information Institute(AustLII) - full text searchable database of decisions from 1999.

Ministry of Justice - full text searchable database of decisions from 2003.

Courts of New Zealand- recent decisions can be browsed. Decisions are removed from the site after 28 days.


Department of Building and Housing Determinations

This site hosts determinations of the Department of Building and Housing. Determinations can be searched according to Building Code clause, subject or keyword. They are also available in a browsable format.


Deportation Review Tribunal

Full text decisions from 2007.


Directory of Decisions

Lists the Courts, Tribunals, Statutory Authorities and other such bodies in New Zealand which make legal or quasi-legal decisions. Provides information as to how copies of decisions might be obtained either through published reports, indexing services or online.


Employment Court

Provides full text access to decisions from 1st July 2006.


Family Court of New Zealand Decisions

Provides full text access to selected unreported decisions from 2005 which can be browsed by subject area.


Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal

Provides information on all Tribunal decisions and orders.


Health and Disability Commissioner's decisions

Links to the Health & Disability Commissioner's opinions, which can be accessed by using the opinions index in chronological order, or the search facility.


High Court of New Zealand

Judgments from August 2005 can be searched via the Ministry of Justice site and decisions from within the last month can be browsed on the Courts of New Zealand site.


Human Rights Commission

Links to decisions from 2002 of the Human Rights Review Tribunal on NZLII, provides access to recent, significant Tribunal and Court cases as well as some limited pre- 2002 Tribunal and court decisions..


Immigration & Refugee Law

Immigration and Protection Tribunal - Tribunal decisions and links to earlier decisions from the previous appeal bodies.
Refugee Status Appeals Authority - decisions, information about the Authority, FAQs and useful links.
Removal Review Authority - decisions, information about the various bodies, FAQs and useful links.
Residence Review Board - decisions, information about the Board, FAQs and useful links.


Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand

The Information Library (Hearings Folder) provides full text access to all Patent, Trade Mark and Design decisions since 1953 issued by the Commissioner of Patents, Trade Marks and Designs.


Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal

The Tribunal's purpose is to hear and determine disciplinary charges against members of the legal and conveyancing professions. Decisions are from 2010 -


Legal Aid Review Panel (LARP)

A searchable database of full text LARP decisions. The database is updated weekly.


Legal Complaints Review Officer Decisions

Contains the full text of decisions of the Legal Complaints Review Officer from Feb 2009.


Licensing Authority

A searchable database of decisions from 2003.


Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal

Provides access to the decisions of the Medical Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal, organised by Finding, Charge Characteristic, Additional Orders and Commonly Cited cases.


Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal

Decisions of the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal of New Zealand from 2006.


New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII))

Provides links to cases including the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, Commerce Commission and Privacy Commission. Links to full text university law journals, Law Commission papers and legislation are also given.


New Zealand Parole Board Decisions

Provides full text access to decisions that have been requested by the media. Other decisions can be requested subject to privacy aspects. An email address is provided.


Office of the Domain Name Commissioner

Contains the full text of determinations of the Domain Name Commissioner. appeals.


Privy Council Judgments

Official site for judgments from this final Court of Appeal for some Commonwealth countries. Judgments from 1999 onwards, as well as key judgments prior to 1999, are now available. Links to information about the Judicial Committee, and the additional work of the Privy Council.


RefNZ - New Zealand Refugee Law

Contains headnotes of decisions of the Refugee Status Appeal Authority, leading full text decisions of the Refugee Status Appeals Authority and abstracts of decisions of the New Zealand High Court and Court of Appeal. It also contains papers on New Zealand refugee jurisprudence, comment on current refugee issues, recent news and developments in refugee law, key New Zealand refugee statistics and links to other refugee web sites.


Refugee Status Appeal Authority Decisions

Provides the full text of decisions of the Authority since 1997.


Social Security Appeal Authority Decisions

Provides the full text of decisions since 2008 where beneficiaries have appealed about their benefits.


Sports Disputes Tribunal of New Zealand

Provides access to the full text decisions of the tribunal.


Student Allowance Appeal Authority Decisions

Provides access to the full text of decisions of the Authority since 2004.


Supreme Court of New Zealand

Decisions can be access from the following:
Ministry of Justice - searchable database of all decisions.
Courts of New Zealand - browsable access to all decisions. Case summaries are also available.
New Zealand Legal Information Institute(NZLII) - searchable and browsable access to all decisions.


Taxation Review Authority Decisions

Provides access to the full text decisions of the Authority since 2006.


Tenancy Tribunal

Orders can be searched by file number, party name or address.


Youth Court of New Zealand

Contains summaries of decisions from 1989 onwards. Decisions can be browsed according to subject, by sections under the Children Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989 or by date.

 
 

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