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5 Matching questions

  1. Woolmington v Director of Public Prosecutions 1935
  2. Bushell's Case 1670
  3. Act of Union 1707
  4. Electoral Act 1993
  5. Declaration of Independence 1835
  1. a ⊕ 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
  2. b ⊕ Created the United Kingdom of Great Britian
  3. c ⊕ Affirmed the right of a defendant/accused to be presumed innocent until proven guilty
  4. d ⊕ 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. e ⊕ Part of New Zealand's unwritten constitution
    ⊕ Ensures an election is held every three years

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. ⊕ The invasion of the Norman people in England
    ⊕ They were from Northern France
    ⊕ William the Conqueror was their King
    ⊕ He was England's first absolute Monarch
    ⊕ Imposed his power across the whole land
    ⊕ Every court then followed his direction - it became consistent and common - giving way to the concept of 'common law'
  2. ⊕ Passed by Henry VIII
    ⊕ This Act made him legally head of the church he created, The Church of England
    ⊕ Leading citizens had to swear and Oath of Supremacy recognising his new powers
    ⊕ Sir Thomas More did not
  3. ⊕ New Zealand the first nation in the world to introduce compulsory arbitration
    ⊕ Promoted cooperation between employers and employees
    ⊕ Gave trade unions legal status and introduced minimum wage rates and enforceable employment conditions
    ⊕ Arbitration court was developed
  4. ⊕ Charles I signed this document, under pressure from the parliament
    ⊕ It petitioned the King to desist from raising taxes without Parliament's consent, and from breaching civil rights through arbitrary arrests and the imposition of marshall law
  5. ⊕ A Letters Patent was issued creating New Zealand as a Crown colony
    ⊕ New Zealand was now separate from New South Wales

5 True/False questions

  1. The Native Lands Acts 1862 & 1865⊕ Combined the administration of common law and equity and created a Supreme Court covering all jurisdictions


  2. Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004⊕ Took away Maori rights
    ⊕ Statute passed because of the implications that would be caused from the Attorney-General v Ngati Apa 2003 case
    ⊕ Guaranteed public access to the foreshore and seabed
    ⊕ regulated the use of the foreshore and seabed
    ⊕ protected existing maori customary rights associated with the foreshore and seabed
    ⊕ The anger this act caused with Maori led to the formation of the Maori Party
    ⊕ The act has been repealed by the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act


  3. 1875⊕ The New Zealand provincial system was abolished
    ⊕ New Zealand was too small to sustain this type of government set up
    ⊕ This caused the New Zealand government to become more and more centralised


  4. Trial by Battle⊕ Two people would settle their issue with a joust or sword fight or hand-to-hand combat. If you won the fight, God was believed to be on your side and you were innocent


  5. Old Age Pensions Act 1898⊕ Relied on by individuals when they allege to have been ripped off when buying goods and services


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