Vinnie Dyer v Martina Garnett [2016] NZFC 3399

Published 01 August 2016

Parenting order — supervised contact — Care of Children Act 2004, s 47. In child’s best interests to remain in father’s primary care (COCA, s 5). Arrangements were made for mother to have supervised contact; judge was not prepared to consider unsupervised contact at this time given the mother had not appeared in Court. Upon completion of drug and alcohol counselling and parenting programmes mother’s contact could be extended. **Note: names have been changed to comply with legal requirements.