Permission granted to view Court file

Here’s some good news: Mr Justice Venning said today that he intends granting my request to view the Court documents.

The other party to gain access is APNZ News Service, through Matthew Theunissen – that’s the Herald’s agency.

Because the file is in his Chambers and is the subject of a reserved decision, we must wait until the decision is delivered before we get access to it. I’m looking forward to studying the transcript because I missed a lot by not attending all the hearing. I’m not sure there’s much of interest in the other exhibits, but of course I haven’t seen them yet!

The Registrar’s office told me none of the material exists in electronic form. So that’s a shame – it means anything I want to post online I’ll have to type or convert with an OCR program. So let’s hope the quality is good.

It sounds as though I’ll get access to the whole suitcase full but I might have to be selective in posting only the juicy pieces online. And I won’t see the file for perhaps two or three months anyway.

8 Thoughts on “Permission granted to view Court file

  1. val majkus on August 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm said:

    2 or 3 months!!!!
    2 or 3 months?????
    oh – two or three months – sigh

    I wish your High Court put its documents online
    Check ours out http://www.hcourt.gov.au/cases/current-cases-submissions

    What I’d like to see is the Affidavits and their annexures

    Patience ….. I know

  2. val majkus on August 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm said:

    I note Richard that moves are afoot in New Zealand for electronic filing in your High Court
    We’ve moved on to electronic lodgment which does make for easy access

    So look forward to that happy day –

  3. val majkus on August 1, 2012 at 10:51 pm said:

    BTW for legal enthusiasts check out http://www.climatescience.org.nz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=830&Itemid=47
    This posting contains principal affidavits relating to the appllcation to the High Court of New Zealand by the New Zealand Climate Science Education Trust for a Declaratory Judgement in respect of temperatutre records published by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), due for consideration by the Court later in 2012.

    Index of Trust’s exhibits is here

    Affidavit of Professor Robert M. Carter is here

    Affidavit of Bob Dedekind is here

  4. val majkus on August 1, 2012 at 11:09 pm said:

    http://www.climatescience.org.nz/images/PDFs/2ndsoc.pdf
    here’s the second amended statement of claim

  5. val majkus on August 1, 2012 at 11:10 pm said:

    I think there’s a relevant audit floating around somewhere but I can’t find it sorry

  6. val majkus on August 5, 2012 at 1:33 pm said:

    does anyone know if the parties received running transcripts during the hearing
    if so could the transcript be posted?

  7. Sorry, Val, I’ve been away from the keyboard. No, transcripts are not available yet. I hope they will be in the Court file, which is unavailable until the decision is delivered. If they come to light, I’ll be putting them online.

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