There are three newsletters published by the Principal Youth Court Judge. The latest newsletters are featured and available to download from this page. Previous issues dating back to 2001 are also available to download.

Court in the Act

This quarterly newsletter co-ordinated by the Principal Youth Court Judge has been published since 2001 and contains news, research and events around youth justice and the Youth Court.

The latest newsletter, Christmas Edition 2016 (Issue 75), features news, reports, articles and latest publications including:

  • An editorial by Principal Youth Court Judge John Walker;
  • Investing in Children programme updates (from the Ministry of Social Development’s Investing In Children (IIC) unit);
  • Christchurch’s new youth justice space;
  • Full-text Youth Court decisions now online;
  • Carvings at Porirua;
  • International standards for youth justice (Nessa Lynch);
  • Opinion: Does s 24A Sentencing Act 2002 apply to a young person who has been transferred under s 283(o)? and
  • A selection of resources from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, United States and Canada. 


Download the latest issue: Issue 75 — Christmas 2016 pdf (1.7 MB)



The Rangatahi Courts Newsletter

The newsletter of the Rangatahi Courts informs and updates readers about the Rangatahi Courts operating throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

The latest issue of Ngā Kōti Rangatahi - News, stories and events from the Rangatahi Courts and Pasifika Courts - is now available. Content includes:

  • A reflection of 2016 achievements
  • An introduction to the Principal Youth Court Judge John Walker, and two new Youth Court Judges, James Johnston and Soana Moala.
  • A report on the wānanga held at Te Kōti Rangatahi ki Mātaatua
  • Reports from international conferences: Seattle and Australia
  • Latests statistics on the over-representation of rangatahi Māori in the Youth Courts

Tēnā, noho mai, pānui mai, whakaarohia mai.  Issue 9 — Hakihea 2016 pdf (3.75 MB)



Youth Court Law Review

Prior to March 2016, summaries of important Youth Court decisions were published in the Youth Court Law Review. The latest Youth Court Review containing summaries of decisions from December 2015 to March 2016 is now available to download.