|  1 NZLR 84|
June 19, 1986
| High Court judgment|
| Brian Joseph Stieller & Kay Marian Stieller v The Porirua City Council|
Court of Appeal of New Zealand
Robin Cooke, Baron Cooke of Thorndon, Ivor Richardson, Duncan McMullin
Stieller v Porirua City Council  1 NZLR 84 is a cited case in New Zealand regarding council liability in tort for negligent inspection.
Stieller v Porirua City Council Wikipedia
The Stiellers purchased a new house. Later, they discovered that they weatherboards were substandard, and that a stormwater drain was not connected.
Both defects had gone unnoticed by the local council building inspector.
The stieller's sued the council for negligent building inspections.
The Court of Appeal ruled that the council owed the buyers of the house a duty of care, and awarded damages against the council.
Footnote: The Court of Appeal decided Stieller v Porirua City Council on the same day as Brown v Heathcote County Council and Craig v East Coast Bays City Council which also involved negligent council building inspections.