District Court Judges are appointed by the Governor-General, acting on the advice of the Attorney-General. The Attorney-General may consider the advice of the Chief Judge or Principal Judges.
To be considered for appointment, a person must usually have held a New Zealand practising certificate for at least seven years.
If you are interested in seeking judicial appointment
Expressions of interest for appointment as a District Court Judge can be made to Attorney-General’s Judicial Appointments Unit.
The form to use can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: