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Attorney-General v Whangarei City Council - [1987] 2 NZLR 150


Court of Appeal Wellington
22 October 1987
Cooke P, Somers and Bisson JJ
Property law — Land subsidence — Mining operations — Crown assumed rights and liabilities of mining company by virtue of s 25(2) of the Finance Act (No 2) 1952 — Landowner sued Crown claiming damages for subsidence caused by excavations made by mining company — No negligence alleged against company — Whether Crown liable to landowner.
Statutes — Interpretation — Reference to Hansard — Circumstances in which Court will look at reports of Parliamentary debates as an aid to statutory interpretation.

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