Historical judgements


The Council is researching historical Judgements to have a database of precedent in relation the existing Arms Act to assist compliant firearms owners looking for guidance on the law.

 

AppellantRespondentCourtLocationFile numberDateSectionNotes
Pue R Court of Appeal   [2014] NZCA 273 26/06/2014 50 Retrial ordered
Cooper R Court of Appeal   [2013] NZCA 551 13/11/2013 45  
Hepi R Court of Appeal   [2010] NZCA 503 1/12/2010 45  
R Iti Court of Appeal   [2007] NZCA 119 4/04/2007 51  
Bevan Police High Court Auckland AP319-97 25/03/1998 53 Conviction quashed
Bibby Police High Court Blenheim AP13-95 6/12/1995 53 Conviction quashed
Boko Police High Court Auckland [2014] NZHC 2758 6/11/2014 53 Conviction quashed
Bray Police High Court Wellington AP191-95 11/10/1995   Conviction quashed
Brocas Police High Court Auckland AP297-97 2/02/1998 45 Conviction quashed
Broeren Commissioner of Police High Court Wellington CP494-92 24/07/1992 27 Discussion of purpose of Act
Caie District Court, Pukekohe High Court Auckland CIV-2009-404-7220 11/06/2010 62 Judicial review
C Police High Court Christchurch CRI-2006-409-38 27/04/2006 23 Discussion of Act
Daly Police High Court Palmerston North CRI-2005-454-17 20/07/2005 45 Conviction quashed
Eden Police High Court Gisborne CRI-2008-416-1 25/02/2008 45,52 Conviction quashed
Jenner Attorney-General High Court Hamilton CIV-2008-485-2551 3/06/2009 16 Discussion of Act
Jonker Police High Court Christchurch AP308-92 30/10/1992 47, 53 Conviction quashed
Keane Police High Court Auckland CRI-2008-404-285 3/07/2009 53 Conviction quashed
Police High Court Hamilton CRI-2006-419-30 2/05/2006 53 Conviction set aside
Lincoln Commissioner of Police High Court Christchurch [2013] NZHC 1813 18/07/2013   Interpretation of Act
Lincoln Police High Court Palmerston North CIV-2009-454-473 1/03/2010   Interpretation of Act
Mathews Cottle High Court Dunedin AP45-86 6/10/1986 24 Interpretation of Act
Milton Police High Court Dunedin [2013] NZHC 2537 26/09/2013 53 Conviction quashed
Peck Police High Court Hamilton AP58-02 20/12/2002 47 Conviction quashed
Police Coard High Court Blenheim AP5-98 28/08/1998 50 Interpretation of Act
Practical Shooting Commissioner of Police High Court Christchurch CP435-90 23/08/1991 16 Application for judicial review
R MacPherson and Townsend High Court Hamilton CRI-2006-419-168 7/03/2007 45 Acquitted - not guilty
Rose Police High Court Wellington AP112-91 27/08/1991 48 Conviction quashed
Sargeant Police High Court Christchurch CRI-2009-409-170 20/11/2009 45 Interpretation of Act
Stanbury Hohaia (Police) High Court Wellington AP15-88 20/04/1988 52 Conviction quashed
Stevens Police High Court Napier AP48-96 5/11/1996 2 Interpretation of Act
Thompson Police High Court Wellington [2013] NZHC 1369 11/06/2013 48 Discharge without conviction
Tipple Chief Executive NZ
Customs Service 
High Court Auckland [2014] NZHC 1330 12/11/2014 16 Appeal allowed
Waller Police High Court Masterton AP11-01 6/11/2001 43 Conviction quashed
X Police High Court Invercargill CRI-2009-425-28 17/11/2009   Discharge without conviction
Gadsby Police District Court Masterton CIV-2012-035-64 11/05/2012 62  
Carruthers Police District Court Opotiki CRI-2011-047-50 12/04/2012 62  
Flynn Police District Court Christchurch CIV-2010-009-605 7/10/2010 62  
Koni Police District Court Auckland CIV-2010-004-461 18/06/2010 62 interpretation
Mallasch Police District Court Invercargill CIV-2005-025-917 3/03/2006 24  
Police Anderson District Court Christchurch [2003] DCR 42 12/09/2002 45 Informations dismissed - no occupation
O'Loughlin Police District Court Timaru [2001] DCR 488 21/03/2001 62  
R Harney District Court Christchurch [1999] DCR 1069 29/10/1999 2 Parts were held to be a firearm
Tipple Green District Court Christchurch MA173-99 1/10/1999 62 Decision to revoke dealer's licence reversed
Hannafin Police District Court Christchurch MA304-97 17/08/1998 62 Not a fit and proper person
Police Coard District Court Blenheim [1998] DCR 400 20/04/1998 50 Unsuccessful information
Police Muench District Court Wellington [1997] DCR 1016 16/09/1997 5 Discussion of purpose of Act
Farac Police District Court Auckland NP1178-96 22/08/1996 65 Forfeiture when firearm not owned by person
Lincoln Police District Court Palmerston North 281/95 24/11/1995 62  
Police McNamara District Court Papakura [1995] DCR 433 9/06/1995 45 Interpretation - antique firearm
Glucina Police District Court Auckland CRN4004018814 etc 23/03/1995   Charges dismissed
Parker Police District Court North Shore CMA376/92 27/05/1993   Test for fit and proper person
Twining Holland District Court Pukekohe MA338/91 12/08/1992 62  
Dobbs Police District Court Whangarei [1992] DCR 650 6/04/1992 62 Successful appeal against revocation
Tipple Police District Court Christchurch [1992] DCR 444 25/06/1990 16 Successful application for restoration
Carvell Police District Court Auckland [1990] DCR 295 10/10/1989   Exercise of Commissioner's discretionary powers
T Chief Executive NZ
Customs Service 
Customs Appeal
Authority
  [2013] NZCAA 7 29/11/2013 16  
H Chief Executive NZ
Customs Service 
Customs Appeal
Authority
  [2012] NZCAA 2 1/04/2012 16  
FA  Chief Executive NZ
Customs Service 
Customs Appeal
Authority
Wellington [2011] NZCAA 12 22/12/2011    
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Customs Service 
Customs Appeal
Authority
Christchurch [2011] NZCAA 3 1/03/2011 16  

 

 

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