Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler

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Legal Beagle: The Contempt of Court Bill

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  • Rochelle Wilson,

    Another excellent post Graeme. Thank you.

    Kapiti • Since Jul 2007 • 17 posts Report

  • Moz,

    I find your comments to the effect that "if you bill drafting geniuses can't find it..." blackly amusing because of the tremendous volume of deliberately opaque material covered by the phrase "ignorance of the law is no excuse". Legislation is bad enough, but case law? Ignorance is guaranteed whether that's a defence or not.

    Oh, you mean "contempt" as legal jargon, not the normal usage. My mistake. Back to "the judge just made stuff up and if you don't kowtow you'll be charged with contempt".

    Sydney, West Island • Since Nov 2006 • 1233 posts Report


    When allegations are made about a judge which are not true the judge in question has recourse to current law. What is not addressed is when an accusation be it by Twitter or some other venue on the internet is true. What recourse does the citizen in possession of damning evidence of corruption and fraud have? My experience is that the legal profession and the Executive branch of govt circle the wagons to obfuscate and cover up their criminality.

    HONG KONG • Since Aug 2017 • 3 posts Report

  • Russell Brown,

    Hi Paul. I normally don't mind people linking to their own sites, but that looks a bit wild and defamatory sorry.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22850 posts Report

  • PAUL STICHBURY, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Hi Russell, no offence taken. I realise a 100-ton hot potato landed on your desk. However, on balance, it would have been better to have left the link and let the public decide if it was a "bit" wild or defamatory. A "bit" defamatory is like being a bit dead. You either are or you are not. Clearly, we would love one or all the participants in the country's biggest fraud to sue for defamation. But no. They are all hiding under their desks. Can you imagine the opening scene in court where the presiding judge is asked if he/she has a judicial warrant?

    The best solution to cleaning up the proven corruption and judicial fraud would be to call for a Commission of Inquiry into how the Turitea wind farm "consent" was obtained. This takes the matter out of your purview.

    HONG KONG • Since Aug 2017 • 3 posts Report

  • Sacha, in reply to PAUL STICHBURY,

    It is the publisher not the public who can be prosecuted. That's why the decision is Russell's, not ours. Please respect that.

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report

  • PAUL STICHBURY, in reply to Sacha,

    Let me be crystal clear
    The link to the website which was deleted is entirely factual with extensive links to correspondence and government documents which provide incontrovertible proof of judicial and executive fraud
    It is not defamatory but extremely embarrassing to the numerous participants in the Turitea wind farm fraud and that is why it was deleted.

    It is directly related to this draconian bill which has as its purpose the intimidation of the public should they discover they have been victims of such a fraud. This multi-faceted aberration from the law hides a constitutional crisis which has exposed the secret criminal workings of government. Both National and Labour are heavily involved.

    The contents of the deleted website draw heavily on an eBook available on Amazon.

    Yumchar on Twitter has had more than 200,000 views of 610 tweets to date which exclusively elaborate on this fraud. Hidden followers [GCSB and NZSIS] have shared these tweets with key players and government departments, accounting for an estimated 150,000 of these views. We have been scrupulously honest in disseminating factual information. No legal sanctions have been applied nor can they be and that includes your blog.

    As far as I know, only Bolivia and Zimbabwe have fake judges. New Zealand has joined this exclusive club with the Shonagh Kenderdine fraud on both New Zealand and in particular Palmerston North to the tune of a more than $100 million devaluation of property. Ratepayers whose property cannot be sold potentially face ruin.

    The thousands of victims of the agreement between MRP [now Mercury] and PNCC are secretly shafted by a $3 million penalty to be paid by PNCC to the Government if PNCC provides them with any help.

    I was one of the litigants who challenged the change of purpose to the Turitea Reserve. The judgment which contains full details of the outrageous MRP PNCC contract and Variation was withheld from us and only discovered nine years later when accidentally put online by the Ministry of Justice.

    Now I ask you to join in with me and respect the law of the land.

    HONG KONG • Since Aug 2017 • 3 posts Report

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