A recent Supreme Court of New Zealand decision split 2 -2 between four sitting members of the Bench has upheld a Court of Appeal ruling resulting in a decision by default.
Sir Terence Arnold was not available due to illness and the Court said there was insufficient time to arrange a replacement.

While in accordance with legislation, the effect "remains frustrating from an appellant's perspective," counsel for the appellant David Chisholm QC says.

When the...