Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Crafar Farms Sale Approved – the Reasoning

The LINZ (Land Information New Zealand) website…plus every media outlet in the country….has reported the approval of the sale of the Crafar Farms to Milk New Zealand Holding Limited, a subsidiary of the Shanghai Pengxin Group Co. Limited, which was … Continue reading

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This really isn’t my area, so I’m not going to opine on it personally.  The whole storm in the proverbial has, however, generated a bunch of legal comment from those concerned with media and/or privacy law. First and one of … Continue reading

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Court upholds council pest rules

The District Court recently upheld the powers and actions of Waikato Regional Council to undertake pest plant control and bill property owners if they fail to carry out such work to the required standard of the regional pest management strategy. … Continue reading

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Burning the New Zealand Flag?

Interesting commentary here from Stephen Franks on the Supreme Court’s decision to acquit Victoria Morse for flag-burning and tooting to drown out an ANZAC dawn service in 2007. Basically, not only is flag burning now perfectly allowable (something I have no real … Continue reading

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