23 May 1979
May 23, 1979
 2 NZLR 744
Full case name
Starlight Enterprises Ltd v Lapco Enterprises Ltd
Woodhouse, Richardson, McMullin
Knyvett v Christchurch Casinos Ltd, SGS (New Zealand) Ltd v Quirke Export Ltd, Rayneon (New Zealand) Ltd v Fraser
Starlight Enterprises Ltd v Lapco Enterprises Ltd  2 NZLR 744 is a cited case regarding repudiation.
Lapco manufacture 4,000 bags for Starlight. 571 bags into the contract, they sent Starlight a letter saying "we wish to advise you that our new price will have to be $4.10 per bag from now on. Furthermore, we wish to point out that we are going to step up the rate of production of your bags in order to avoid any further increase".
Starlioght treated this letter as repudiation, and sent them a letter saying "we have decided to cancel the contract with your company forwith".
The court ruled that the contract was not repudiation.