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  1. Simpson v Attorney-General 1994
  2. R v Symonds 1847
  3. Privacy Act 1993
  4. Magna Carta 1297
  5. 1066
  1. a ⊕ A case showing New Zealand taking and openly independent path
  2. b ⊕ Used to gain official information that is personal to yourself
  3. c ⊕ 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'
  4. d ⊕ A case set up by the Crown to test the pre-emption clause in Article 2 of the Treaty of Waitangi
    ⊕ CJ William Martin & J Henry Chapman ruled in favour of Symonds as he had a Crown grant and only Crown grants could be recognised in the courts
    ⊕ The outcome relied on common law not the Treaty of Waitangi - but the treaty affirms what is already existing in common law
    ⊕ The decision recognised native title and that only the Crown can extinguish it
  5. e ⊕ This document was formally incorporated into legislation during Edward I's reign
    ⊕ Still part of the New Zealand legal system under the Imperial Laws Application Act 1988
    ⊕ By law the King had to consult with Parliament before raising taxes, confirmed the right to be tried before a jury of your peers and also gave a role in national decision making

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. ⊕ 6th February 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi was signed
    ⊕ Between Hobson as a Crown official and most Maori chiefs of the Northland region
  2. ⊕ Captain James Cooks proclamation of sovereignty over New Zealand
    ⊕ This lapsed as it was not immediately followed by settlement
  3. ⊕ Openly showed New Zealand taking an independent path with case law
    ⊕ Britain's influence was changing and slowly deminishing
  4. ⊕ Made the Supreme Court
    ⊕ New Zealand's highest court
    ⊕ Abolished the right of appeal to the Privy Council
  5. ⊕ Relied on by individuals when they allege to have been ripped off when buying goods and services

5 True/False questions

  1. Maori Representation Act 1867⊕ Increased the role of Maori in the New Zealand legal system
    ⊕ Created four Maori seats in parliament


  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. Fitzgerald v Muldoon 1976⊕ Britain no longer able to make laws for Australia
    ⊕ Same year and similar to New Zealand's Constitution Act 1986


  4. The English Judicature Acts 1873 & 1875⊕ Combined the administration of common law and equity and created a Supreme Court covering all jurisdictions


  5. Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975⊕ Relied on by individuals when they allege to have been ripped off when buying goods and services