One would wonder just how this judge came to this ruling; Greenpeace is little more than an international political advocacy and fundraiser so why should it have tax-free status as a charity?
Meanwhile, avowed communist, former Green Party co-leader and highly paid head of the NZ arm of the international lobby, Russel Norman, was tickled pink (what other colour could he be?) at the ruling.
“The High Court ruling in favour of Greenpeace is also a win for democracy in Aotearoa,” he crowed.
“Groups like Greenpeace which challenge undue corporate influence and stand up for nature on behalf of future generations and the natural world, play a vital role in a healthy democracy. Protest and public good go hand in hand.”