Contact Us

On this page you can find contact addresses for the District Court, and find out how to recommend a judgment for publication on this website.

Enquiries about District Court judges

If you have questions about the work of District Court judges (not related to court proceedings) these can be directed to the following email address:

ChiefJudges.Chambers@courts.govt.nz

You can also use this email address for any enquiries about this website.

For media enquiries relating to District Court cases and judges, see the page Media enquiries.

Postal address for the Chief District Court Judges' Chambers

Chambers of the Chief District Court Judge, Principal Family Court Judge, Principal Youth Court Judge and National Executive Judge
Te Whare o ngā Kaihautū Waka o Te Kōti-a-Rohe o Aotearoa
PO Box 10167, Wellington 6011
DX: SX 11240

Enquiries about cases in court

For information about cases in court, contact the Ministry of Justice Contact Centre on 0800 268 787. If the Contact Centre is unable to answer your question, they will refer you to the appropriate court.

See the Find us page of the Ministry of Justice website for individual court addresses.

Note: Court staff cannot provide appearance dates or any other information until after a defendant’s first appearance in court.

Recommend a judgment for publication

To recommend a judgment for publication, click the link below. This takes you to a form to fill out with the details of the judgment and your reasons for recommending it.

Recommend a judgment for publication

Once you have submitted the form:

  • If the recommended judgment can be identified, it will be assessed for suitability for publication. 
  • All recommendations will be considered for publication, but no guarantee of publication can be given.
  • No further correspondence will be entered into.