1.4.2 Natural justice is a legal requirement

Natural justice is a legal requirement that applies to people in government (including local government and DLC members) who have the power to make decisions that affect the rights, interests and expectations of New Zealanders. Natural justice can be enforced by the courts, administrative tribunals or Ombudsmen.

Under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, an aggrieved person can apply for a judicial review in a higher court if they believe the principles of natural justice have been breached.

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