The Auckland High Court has ruled against a controversial proposal from the Cornwall Park Trust to turn Auckland Showgrounds, formerly known as ASB Showgrounds, into a film studio, Stuff reports. The case was brought to the Auckland High Court by Brent Spillane​, managing director of XPO Exhibitions, which ran events such as Home Show, the Baby Show. “We are talking about a space that has been used for exhibitions, events and public recreation for over 150 years. I always debated that there was public good in maintaining this space, I am glad to see that upheld,” Spillane​ said.