Rolling coverage of the Kiwimeter defamation trial at BATS Theatre
19 - 23 April, 7.30pm
Justice Jody Ranzerson to preside over case
Justice Jody Ranzerson, who recently approved TVNZ's request to sue a prominent New Zealand commentator for defamation, will preside over the trial.
The trial will be heard by a jury rather than by judge only. Jury trials are unusual civil suits, but not unheard of, especially in cases of high public interest.
Asked about her reasoning for allowing the case to be brought to trial she said, “I just did the Kiwi meter survey. There's a lot of provocative questions in there. I think it's going to be an interesting trial."
Trial to be covered on new website