Chris Kahui appears to have won a battle over comments in the coroner's findings into the killings of his baby sons.
The long-awaited coroner's report into the deaths of the Kahui twins is imminent following a High Court hearing that resolved a dispute over remarks made by Coroner Garry Evans about the 2006 deaths.
A draft of the coroner's findings was circulated to interested parties in December 2011 following an extensive inquest earlier in the year.
Since then, Chris Kahui has retained lawyers to challenge the coroner's findings in the High Court.
Today, Kahui's lawyer, Rodney Harrison, QC, told the High Court at Auckland that the coroner was about to issue "final findings that differ from the draft".
It is understood the final findings will be made available this week.
Despite winning an apparent alteration of the coroner's comments, Kahui's team also moved to block from publication what Coroner Evans originally intended to say.
Harrison sought and was granted a prohibition on searching the coroner's file, including the previous disputed draft, for 21 days.
The High Court file detailing the fight over the findings was also sealed, only to be opened with consent of a judge.
Outside court, Harrison said Kahui would provide a media statement once the findings were released and not before.
The twins, Chris and Cru Kahui, died of head injuries in 2006. Their father was acquitted of their killings in May 2008.
New evidence was revealed during the inquest, including a delay in getting the twins to hospital.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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