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More New Zealanders
picked a red and blue-
coloured silver fern
flag as their first choice
than a black and blue-
coloured one. But in
official results of the
first flag referendum
afternoon, the black
and blue silver fern flag
emerged as the winner.
This is because under the preferential
voting system, one flag must win 50% of
the total votes to be declared an outright
When voters’ first preferences were
counted up, the red and blue flag had
580,000 votes — 20,000 more than the
black and blue flag. But this was the
equivalent of 41.6% of the total vote,
which meant it did not have a clear
margin of victory.
That is where voters’ second preferences
came into play.
The least popular flag, the koru, was
eliminated from the vote.
People who voted for the koru then had
their votes redistributed. Their second
preference votes were added to the tallies
of the other flags.
Once this process had taken place, the
red and blue silver fern flag still had a
20,000-vote lead — but had not reached
the 50% threshold. It had risen only
slightly to 42.2%.
That meant another elimination. The
black and white silver fern flag, which
had the lowest votes out of the remaining
flags, was eliminated.
After that flag’s supporters had their
second preferences redistributed, the
black and blue flag surged into the lead by
6000 votes, but without a clear majority.
Both remaining silver fern flags were
locked on just over 44%.
It was not until Red Peak was eliminated,
and its votes added to the two remaining
flags’ tallies, that a majority was won.
The black and blue silver fern flag
emerged with 670,790 votes — 50.58%
of the total vote.
That is how the second most popular
alternative flag in New Zealand was the
first across the line.
For full details of the vote breakdown,
see here: http://www.electionresults.govt.
count-report.html — NZME
A man convicted after a “ bogus” police
prosecution has had his case thrown out
The Supreme Court judgment quashed
Trevor John Momo Wilson’s drug-
dealing convictions and declined to
order a retrial because “it was an abuse
for him to have been proceeded against
Wilson was initially charged with five
counts relating to the possession, supply
and sale of certain drugs.
He was one of 21 defendants facing
charges arising from an extensive police
investigation into the activities of Nelson
motorcycle gang the Red Devils.
The defendants faced a total of 151
charges, including participation in
an organised criminal group, supply
of methamphetamine or other drugs,
conspiracy to cause grievous bodily
harm, threatening to kill and other
offences against the Crimes Act 1961
and the Arms Act 1983.
The police investigation involved the
use of undercover officers and, during the
operation used a bogus search warrant.
The Crown found the investigation,
which ran for around nine months
from late May 2010, involved “serious
misconduct by the police”.
In 2012 Wilson pleaded guilty to
supplying LSD, conspiring to sell party
pills, selling cannabis, conspiring to sell
cannabis and possession of LSD.
However, police were found to have
acted corruptly after a staged search for
evidence against an undercover officer.
Yesterday a majority of the Supreme
Court decided it would be unfair, and a
miscarriage of justice, to allow Wilson’s
convictions to stand. The majority also
considered that no retrial should be
Supreme Court Chief Justice Sian
Elias, in a separate judgment, agreed
Wilson’s convictions should be quashed
and that there should be no order for a
Wilson was sentenced in September
2012 to two and a half years’ jail on the
charge of supplying LSD and concurrent
terms of imprisonment of a year on the
Of all 21 accused, Wilson was the only
one to plead guilty.
The other co-accused applied to the
High Court for a stay of prosecution
on the grounds the actions of the police
during the investigation were so against
acceptable practice they amounted to an
abuse of process.
In October that year, Justice Simon
France in the High Court issued a stay
on all prosecutions of the 21 accused after
police were found to have committed
“fraud on the courts”.
Police were found to have manufactured
a fake search warrant, created an
invented signature of a court official to
back it up then staged a false arrest of an
Wilson appealed his conviction after
the stay of prosecutions that allowed his
co-accused to walk free.
The Crown opposed the appeal, but
in a Court of Appeal judgment Justice
France allowed it.
— NZ ME-New Zealand Herald
Two Vietnamese relatives who sold
their Otahuhu house by auction then
tried to back out of the deal by text
message have been ordered to honour
the sale and purchase contract.
Auckland academic Dr Marewa
Glover and husband Steve Piner sued
Vietnamese family members Thi Kim
Chu Nguyen and Vinh Hgoc Nguyen
after the stymied Church Street cottage
sale in late 2013.
During a hearing in October, the
couple asked the court to enforce
their unconditional sale and purchase
agreement and award hefty penalty
payments in relation to lost rental
income and interest.
The reticent vendors claimed there was
no written sale and purchase agreement
and that they were misled by their
Vietnamese estate agent.
The court heard that Dr Glover and
Mr Piner’s family-owned company SM
and T Homes Ltd bought 42 Church
Street at auction in December 2013 as
an investment nest egg with a $450,000
They paid a $44,000 deposit and said
they shook hands with vendors Mr and
Ms Nguyen in Barfoot and Thompson’s
downtown auction rooms before heading
off to arrange insurance.
The court heard that days later, Barfoot
agent Ricky Yap, who handled the sale
and rejected claims of any wrongdoing,
received a text message in Vietnamese
from the vendors which read: “Hi Ricky,
I don’t want to sell my house any more.
Please cancel. ”
A reser ved court decision released
yesterday by Justice Rebecca Edwards
has sided with the buyers and ordered
the Nguyens to “perform the terms of
the sale and purchase agreement dated
December 3, 2013”.
Leave is reser ved for Dr Glover and Mr
Piner to seek ancillary orders, including
in relation to the calculation of interest,
which amounted to more than $90,000
in their submissions.
“ I believe a contract for sale was formed
on the fall of the auctioneer’s hammer,”
the decision states.
“The agreement represents the terms
of the contract formed at auction, it is
signed by the parties against which it is
sought to be enforced.” The decision also
says that SM and T had remained “ready,
will and able” to settle.
“Settlement notices were ser ved but
were not complied with. Finance was
arranged and could have been transferred
to meet the purchase price had the
Nguyens been ready and willing to settle
the property at any time. An award of
damages will not adequately compensate
SM and T for the loss of this particular
property.” — NZME
Car owners are being warned not
to leave valuable items in their cars,
especially while Christmas shopping,
after a spate of thefts in Wellington
Wellington police arrested and
charged five people in connection to
thefts from vehicles last night.
Two teenagers were arrested after
being spotted allegedly breaking
into cars in the Wellington suburb
of Thorndon, Wellington City police
prevention manager Inspector Terry
van Dillen said.
Police, including the Crime Squad
and the dog unit caught the teens in
two separate locations after they fled
the area, Mr Dillen said.
A 15- and an 18-year-old will appear
in court today.
At about 2am this morning, cars were
broken into in Wellington’s Aro Valley.
Three men face charges in court today.
Thefts from cars, especially at this
time of the year was concerning, say
Mr Dillen said people left valuable
property in plain sight that was too
tempting for thieves to ignore.
“It is a timely reminder, as people
are travelling or completing their
Christmas shopping to not leave
anything of value unsecured in their
“ Take everything with you and look
at car alarms or immobilisers,” he
“ Take that extra little time to secure
your belongings so those on Santa’s
naughty list don’t target you this
summer.” — NZME
Spate of car thefts prompts police warning: ‘don’t leave valuables in sight’
and blue flag
Court upholds house sale
The winning flag
Drug convictions quashed
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