In Re Haden [2017] NZDC 14986

Published 24 August 2017

Reserved decision — appeal against decision of Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority — refusal to renew Private Investigator license — Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010, ss 59 and 102. The appellant applied to have her Certificate of Approval as a Private Investigator renewed which was refused by the Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority. The appeal was brought under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and the United Nations Convention against corruption – public reporting. The court examined a Harassment Act decision against the appellant and found that the appellant's behaviour, that had led to a Restraining Order being made against as a result of those proceedings, arose as a result of her work as a private investigator. The court found that her behaviour was contrary to the public interest and that her character made her unsuitable to have her Certificate of Approval renewed. The appellant had not met the standard required of her under the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010 and it's predecessor. Judgment Date: 28 April 2017. * * * Note: Some names have been changed to comply with legal requirements * * *

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