On these pages you will find information about the role and work of District Court Judges.
The New Zealand system of Government is based on the separation of powers between the Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary. This separation provides checks and balances on how the...
The District Court constitutes the largest court in New Zealand and the whole of Australasia. Many of the legal issues which affect New Zealanders are dealt with at the District...
On these pages you will find information about the District Court Judiciary.
Our Vision and Our Values. To do right to all people according to law, without
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In 2018 judges of the District Court explore aspects and processes of the law they interpret and apply.
Root causes of family violence under judicial spotlight[sitetree_link,id=2298]
Judge A Skellern Judge Anna...
Individual judges explain their roles and the diverse skills and experience they bring to the bench.
Image of the judges profiled in the Judges at Work section.
The role of a judge is to make or facilitate decisions in accordance with New Zealand’s laws. In order to perform this role, a judge must apply the laws which...
The role of judges is to serve the public.
All judges do this by applying the law — which is made by the democratic legislature — in a way which gives...
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District Court opening hours[#DCOH]
Urgent applications to the Family Court[#UA1]
Urgent Harmful Digital Communications Act applications[#UA4]
Table of Opening/Closing dates by court location[#Table]
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District Court opening hours