26 Mar 2015

Student rowers granted extension

3:29 pm on 26 March 2015

A court has granted a short extension of time to allow further discussions between the parents of two student rowers and their Christchurch school, St Bede's College.

Jack Bell (L) and Jordan Kennedy

Jack Bell, left, and Jordan Kennedy Photo: Facebook

The parents of Jordan Kennedy and Jack Bell last week successfully sought a court injunction preventing the school from banning them from rowing in the Maadi Cup event, after they had breached security at Auckland Airport.

The parents yesterday applied to the High Court to have the interim injunction extended.

A lawyer for the boys, Andrew Marsh, said this afternoon the court has agreed to the extension to allow discussions to continue.

Mr Marsh said in the meantime the parties have agreed that, while those discussions were being held, no further comment would be made.