IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF NEW ZEALAND CA239/2015 [2016] NZCA 512 BETWEEN THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION Appellant AND DARREN HAMISH WATSON First Respondent JEREMY THORNTON JONES Second Respondent Hearing: 18 May 2016 Court: Miller, Cooper and Winkelmann JJ Counsel: A M Powell and A L Dixon for Appellant W L Aldred and J S McHerron for Respondents A S Butler and E M Watt for Broadcasting Standards Authority as Intervenor Judgment: 20 October 2016 at 11.30 am JUDGMENT OF THE COURT A The application for leave to amend the grounds of appeal is granted. B The appeal is dismissed. C The appellant must pay the respondents costs for a complex appeal on a band A basis and usual disbursements. We certify for second counsel. ____________________________________________________________________ REASONS OF THE COURT (Given by Miller J) THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION v WATSON & ANOR [2016] NZCA 512 [20 October 2016]

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