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Council Wins

NZFATD Inc (President - Laurel Taylor) and NZDA Inc (President - William Joyce) claim payments from Council - but Council Wins
Disputes Tribunal Hearing



Council Wins

Roy Brook - former NZD&DC Registrar takes Council to Court and
Council Wins 

As some dancers may be aware, Roy Brook [the former registrar] took a personal grievance against the representatives of NZD&DC. This matter went to Mediation and then the Employment Relations Authority, The full text of this decision can be read at Council wins ERA Determination

The authority found at paragraph [59] “Standing back and assessing this matter objectively, there was no evidence of a common intention by the parties to enter into an employment relationship at all. Accordingly Mr Brooks was not an employee...”

Roy Brook unlawfully removes  $ 23,999 from Council accounts

Council defence costs                 $ 76,000 for legal representation

                                           Total  $ 99,999

Roy Brook ordered to repay $ 23,999 to Council 

Roy Brook pays costs           $ 40,746.80 (maximum awarded to Council by the Court                                                                                                                                                                system) 

                                Balance   $ 35,253.20 

It is highly unlikely that Roy Brook will pay the Balance of $35,253.20 to Council. Unfortunately, this means that there will be $35,253.20 less in travel funds available to our dancers. The good news is that the case is closed and Roy Brook will not be given access to Council money ever again.                  





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