Decision: Forest & Bird vs Buller District Council
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF NEW ZEALAND
CA514/2013  NZCA 496
ROYAL FOREST AND BIRD PROTECTION
SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND INCORPORATED
BULLER DISTRICT COUNCIL
BULLER COAL LTD
Court: O’Regan P, Panckhurst and
Counsel: D M Salmon and S R Gepp for
Applicant, J M van der Wal for First Respondent, J E Hodder
QC and B G Williams for Second Respondent
October 2013 at 11.30 am
JUDGMENT OF THE COURT
A The application for special leave to
appeal is dismissed.
B Costs are
Read Full Judgement Here: Royal_Forest_and_Bird_Protection_Society_of_NZ_Inc_v_Buller_District_Council__Anor.pdf
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Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017
For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?
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