Law & Regulation

Aggrieved kiwifruit growers take negligence fight to top court

Victoria Young
Thu, 09 Apr 2020

Victoria Young
Thu, 09 Apr 2020
Kiwifruit growers fighting the government for compensation for the 2009 PSA outbreak say they will appeal today’s Court of Appeal decision against them. A comprehensive, unanimous decision of Court of Appeal president Stephen Kos, Justice Brendan Brown and Justice Patricia Courtney has found broadly in favour of the Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries, which is now the Ministry for Primary Industries. In 2018, the High Court at Wellington found the Crown was liable to 200 growers, who had launched a negligence claim after losing an...

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