Judicial Review documents now on line

The previous post here, Observations on NIWA’s Statement of Defence, referred to the Statement of Claim and the Statement of Defence concerning the Application for Judicial Review that the NZ Climate Science Education Trust is bringing against the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

My apologies to all our readers who would have expected immediate access to these documents which have been filed at the High Court in Auckland. They are now available on the NZ Climate Science Coalition web site here:


I look forward to some informed comments and perhaps enlightenment.

– Richard.

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Debate going on at Bishop Hill Blog Health Warning – Hot Topic Troll Alert http://www.bishop-hill.net/blog/2010/10/7/victory-for-kiwi-sceptics.html?lastPage=true#comment10108933 My last 2 cents worth The Law (From Statement of Defence) „Public record‟ is defined in the PRA as: “(a) …a record or a class of records, in any form, in whole or in part, created or received (whether before or after the commencement of this Act) by a public office in the conduct of its affairs; and (b) includes— (i) a record or a class of records declared under section 5(1)(a)(ii) to be a public record for the purposes of this Act; and (ii) estray records; but (c) does not include— (i) a special collection; or (ii) records created by the academic staff or students of a tertiary education institution, unless the records have become part of the records of that institution” „Special collection‟ is defined in the PRA as: “(a) … records collected by a public office for purposes such as research or the preservation of records; but (b) does not include public records;” The Defence (b) The NZTR is not a record and is not a public record for the purposes of the PRA; [i.e.… Read more »

Richard C

The above comment is better viewed at this post on Joanne Nova’s Blog


There are formatting functions that enable bolding, block quotes etc.

Much easier to follow, debate, draw out key issues etc.

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