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  1. Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
  2. Donoghue v Stevenson 1932
  3. November 1840
  4. October 1840
  5. May 1840
  1. a ⊕ A Letters Patent was issued creating New Zealand as a Crown colony
    ⊕ New Zealand was now separate from New South Wales
  2. b ⊕ Created the modern tort of negligence
    ⊕ Decision part of New Zealand common law
    ⊕ Duty to another party is breached causing a loss of some sort
    ⊕ Importance lessened in New Zealand due to personal injury negligence claims being resolved with the ACC fund from the Accident Compensation Act 1972
  3. c ⊕ Hobson issued a proclamation that sovereignty over the North Island of New Zealand had been gained by cession and the South Island by discovery
  4. d ⊕ The proclamation's were gazetted in London and New Zealand officially became British
  5. e ⊕ Embodies Maori land law
    ⊕ Prevents alienation of Maori land
    ⊕ Helps Maori to retain land
    ⊕ Maori customary land ownership strengthened

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. ⊕ Allowed the Waitangi tribunal to investigate breaches of the treaty that took place between 1840-1975
  2. ⊕ Passed by the New Zealand Parliament
    ⊕ The Act stated that New Zealand inherited all the laws of England as at 14 January 1840
    ⊕ Inherited the statutory and common law
  3. ⊕ Combined the administration of common law and equity and created a Supreme Court covering all jurisdictions
  4. ⊕ Organised by British resident James Busby
    ⊕ A number of northern chiefs (The United Tribes of New Zealand) signed this declaration proclaiming their national independence and asking the Crown for recognition and protection
    ⊕ The document lacked regional coverage and the annual congress did not meet until the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, 5 years later
  5. ⊕ James I declared that whenever common law and equity conflicted, equity would prevail

5 True/False Questions

  1. Bill of Rights Act 1688⊕ Signed by William III
    ⊕ Guaranteed the rights and powers of Parliament and also protected important personal liberties
    ⊕ England became a constitutional monarchy
    ⊕ Prevents the monarchy from suspending laws, raising taxes without Parliament's consent
    ⊕ Subjects could petition the Monarch
    ⊕ Have the right to bear arms (although Roman Catholics were exempt)
    ⊕ Parliamentary procedure is protected, including free elections and freedom of speech in Parliament
    ⊕ Due process is protected, including provisions against excessive bail, torture and the bullying of jurors
    ⊕ An example of the use of the Bill of Rights Act 1688 being used in a New Zealand case was in Fitzgerald v Muldoon


  2. Bushell's Case 1670⊕ This case established the right of a jury to be free from judicial coercion
    ⊕ It was established that a judge can not bully a jury into reaching a certain verdict


  3. Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975⊕ Waitangi Tribunal Established


  4. Privacy Act 1993⊕ Limited Liability Businesses set up under this act
    ⊕ Salomon v Salomon & Co case law example
    ⊕ Corporate Law


  5. 1066⊕ Captain James Cooks proclamation of sovereignty over New Zealand
    ⊕ This lapsed as it was not immediately followed by settlement


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