New Zealand Police v Richard Silver [2016] NZDC 5116

Published 23 September 2016

Application for oral evidence order — Criminal Procedure Act 2011, ss 90 and 92 — veracity — Evidence Act 2006, ss 37, 44. A defence application under s 90 of the CPA, for an order allowing the oral examination of a potential witness was considered in respect of three witnesses. Interviews had been requested but declined and formal statements had not been made by any of the potential witnesses. The application was refused in respect of one witness as it would not be substantially helpful to the fact-finder, but granted for the other two witnesses. Judgment Date: 22 March 2016. * * * Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirement * * *