Maori Council on Supreme Court Hearing
Press Release from New Zealand Maori
New Zealand Maori Council is
pleased to announce that the Supreme Court has approved the
application to "leapfrog" from the High Court to the Supreme
Court said Ms Hall.
The case will be heard on 31
January and 1 February 2013. "It will be a challenging
opening for the New Year" said Ms Hall.
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