Forced Abandonment in Court of Appeal

K Roe (Account suspended) made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: K Roe (Account suspended)

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I have filed with the Court of Appeal for the following cases to be heard, on appeal:

- Roe v University of Waikato

(refused to enrol me in the programme I applied to, enrolled me in programmes I never applied to, refused to get my work to externals to prevent and prohibit timely completion of my qualification, sending my work out to be examined for the wrong qualification etc)

- Roe v University of Auckland

(refused to calculate my GPA with the published selection algorithm, refused to accept evidence of qualification completion (evidence being the fact I submitted my thesis for external examination, the reports of the external examiners, the published regulations, the fact I made the substantive changes that were required by the examiners within the 10 week deadline and presented that to the university so they could get it back to the externals in time for timely sign off on qualification completion) etc.

- Roe v New Zealand Vice Chancellor's Committee

(refused to follow their published policy and procedure documents on how they will handle complaints about New Zealand Universities).

- Roe v University of Otago

(collects disability information prior to selection. does not consider disability reason or grounds for inclusion. that is to say collects up disability information for purpose or reason of discriminating against otherwise qualified candidates, only. refuses to supply applications to enrol. refuses to progress applications to enrol (throws away applications to enrol for either arbitrary or discriminatory reasons). refuses to allow candidates to be selected on the basis of the merits of their application by removing applications from the applicant pool prior to the meeting of the medical admissions committee to, effectively, prevent and prohibit the selection of at least some of the candidates).

The Court of Appeal stated that they did not see any of these as matters of public interest. This was upheld by the Supreme Court. The Court of Appeal has accepted evidence that my primary source of income is Supported LIving Payment (it was on this grounds that they approved my application for waiver of filing fee (on all but one occassion) for the cases to be heard). The Court of Appeal requested that I pay more than $7,000 security for costs for EACH CASE (where appealing the costs judgment in addition to the main judgment of the High Court involved (on one occasion) a separate lot of security such that more than $14,0000 is required by the Court of Appeal to hear Roe v University of Waikato. They said the request for security was warranted because they do not accept that being in receipt of SLP is evidence of 'financial impecunosity' and they see no merits or public interest aspect in any of the above cases. These findings were upheld by the Supreme Court such that more than $20,000 is being demanded by the Court of Appeal (Judgments upheld by the Supreme Court and additional costs imposed because I thought the finding of the Court of Appeal was unjust such that I sought review of it in the Supreme Court).

I have filed everything else. I have served the respondents. I have done everything that is required for the cases to be filed with the Court of Appeal (I have even filed an application of waiver of fees to set down a hearing and filed the application for setting down a hearing). Everything has been filed... But the Court of Appeal deems all of the above cases to have been abandoned, by me, because they did not recieve payment, from me, of more than $20,000.

I am also expected to pay various costs involved in having the cases heard in the High Court. The High Court judges chose not to uphold my requests for interlocutory summary judgment (e.g., an order that the University supply applications to enrol to any candidate who wanted one. E.g., an order that the University get my substantively updated thesis out to externals with a note to say when I had supplied it to the University and with the sign off forms such that the external examiners could decide for themselves whether or not they wanted to sign off that I had made the changes they required of me within the 10 weeks as they had asked me to). The High Court Judges refused to deliver summary judgments that could have resulted in timely resolution of at least part of the matter / problem. They chose not to. They chose to award costs against me, instead.


I want to know how many cases have been deemed abandoned by the court of appeal in 2021 and 2022.

I want to know if it is just me that the Court of Appeal is refusing to process / progress or if the Court of Appeal... Well..

I am wondering if NZ actually has a judiciary.

I understand that England withdrew offering the Highest Level Court of Appeal.

I understand that Australia does not honor it's constitution by refusing to regard NZ as a State so as to withhold federal funding from NZ hospitals and schools etc... To withhold the Federal Court as a point of appeal...

But NZ does not seem to have a functioning judiciary.

Yours faithfully,

K Roe

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