Sophie Burt v Wiremu Smith [2016] NZFC 2552

Published 31 July 2016

Relocation — parenting order — order preventing removal of child from New Zealand — Care of Children Act 2004, ss 47 and 77. Mother sought discharge of an order preventing child’s removal so as to relocate to Australia. Determined this was not appropriate due to family connections and ongoing instability in the child’s life. Parenting order made clarifying contact between parents and child in New Zealand. **Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.