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  1. When someone dies suddenly April 2018 [pdf, 796 KB]

    WHEN SOMEONE DIES SUDDENLY A guide to coronial services in New Zealand 2 3 YES in qu es t Coroner has a ‘hearing on the papers’ and issues finding Family receive a copy of the finding Coroner issues finding Family receive a copy of the finding NO Coroner decides if an inquest is needed Family can request an inquest Coroner’s case may go on hold due to other processes, eg police investigation It can take a while before the coroner’s case resumes NO in...

  2. Recommendations recap - issue 5 [pdf, 1 MB]

    ...boating) 61 Work-related (agriculture) 62 Work-related (other) 68 Acronym glossary 69 Index Contents 1 Adverse effects or reactions to medical/surgical care Case number CSU-2011-DUN-000270 2012 NZ CorC 165 CIRCUMSTANCES The deceased died at Dunedin Hospital of an injury to her brain, which occurred when a naso-gastric tube was incorrectly inserted following a procedure to relieve a build-up of fluid around the brain and spine. Two days after the tube had been insert...

  3. Recommendations Recap Issue 16 [pdf, 498 KB]

    ...Office of the Chief Coroner | 2018 (2) i Coroners’ recommendations and comments Coroners perform essential functions within our society. They inquire into a range of unexpected deaths to establish the identity of the person who has died and the cause and circumstances of their death. While inquiring into a death, a Coroner may make recommendations or comments for the purpose of reducing the chances of further deaths occurring in circumstances similar to those in which...

  4. Recommendations recap - issue 4 [pdf, 832 KB]

    ...he or she is satisfied that another investigation into the death is being conducted that is likely to establish the matters that a coroner is required to establish. These matters include the identity of the deceased, when and where the person died, and the causes and circumstances of the death. If the coroner is satisfied that the other investigation has adequately established these matters, he or she may decide not to open or resume the inquiry (Coroners Act 2006, s70). The eff...

  5. HM v B Ltd [2021] NZDT 1553 (3 August 2021) [pdf, 238 KB]

    ...have taken into account that HM had DE’s consent and authority to use the Trailer, and there has been no suggestion from B Ltd that a person hiring a trailer from B Ltd cannot allow others to use it. In fact, I would consider it quite usual for someone to hire a trailer and share that trailer with others. Therefore, HM was in close proximity to B Ltd and I am satisfied that it was reasonably foreseeable that if B Ltd did not take reasonable care with regard to the Trailer then HM might s...

  6. Issue 25 1 October 31 December 2020 [pdf, 737 KB]

    ...Office of the Chief Coroner | 2020 (4) i Coroners’ recommendations and comments Coroners perform essential functions within our society. They inquire into a range of unexpected deaths to establish the identity of the person who has died and the cause and circumstances of their death. While inquiring into a death, a Coroner may make recommendations or comments for the purpose of reducing the chances of further deaths occurring in circumstances similar to those in which t...

  7. Recommendations Recap Issue 17 [pdf, 562 KB]

    ...Office of the Chief Coroner | 2018 (3) i Coroners’ recommendations and comments Coroners perform essential functions within our society. They inquire into a range of unexpected deaths to establish the identity of the person who has died and the cause and circumstances of their death. While inquiring into a death, a Coroner may make recommendations or comments for the purpose of reducing the chances of further deaths occurring in circumstances similar to those in which...

  8. Recommendations recap - issue 7 [pdf, 1.4 MB]

    ...(recreational fishing and boating) 30 Acronym glossary 31 Index Contents 1 Adverse effects or reactions to medical or surgical care Case number CSU‑2011‑DUN‑000181 2013 NZ CorC 106 CIRCUMSTANCES The deceased, an 81‑year‑old man, died at Southland Hospital of an intracranial haemorrhage. The deceased had a history of heart problems and had been fitted with a pacemaker five months before his death. He was admitted to hospital following three weeks of breathless...

  9. Recommendations Recap Issue 26 1 January-31 March 2021 [pdf, 984 KB]

    ...Office of the Chief Coroner | 2021 (1) i Coroners’ recommendations and comments Coroners perform essential functions within our society. They inquire into a range of unexpected deaths to establish the identity of the person who has died and the cause and circumstances of their death. While inquiring into a death, a Coroner may make recommendations or comments for the purpose of reducing the chances of further deaths occurring in circumstances similar to those in which t...

  10. 2020 archive

    Police Detention Legal Assistance (PDLA) provider survey on how rostering can be improved during the holiday period Legal aid payments published Criminal case assignment: Availability during the Christmas break Privacy Guidelines for providers of Justice services Special duty lawyer arrangements for the holiday period When the Aided Person in Waitangi Tribunal Proceedings Dies Criminal legal aid assignments published Where to send Civil Applications Paternity cases Cut-off date for invoices rem