Media enquiries

Find out who to contact for information about District Court cases and judges, and other media enquiries – such as information about the High Court, Court of Appeal, or Supreme Court.

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Enquiries about court cases

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.

Note: Court staff can't provide appearance dates (or any other information) to news media until after a defendant’s first appearance in court.

Enquiries about District Court judges

Email ChiefJudges.Chambers@courts.govt.nz if your enquiry is about:

  • the District Court judiciary generally
  • the Chief District Court Judge
  • the Principal Family Court Judge
  • the Principal Youth Court Judge, or
  • an individual judge.

Don't use this email address for enquiries about court proceedings.

Other media enquiries

For enquiries about... Contact...
  • The Ministry of Justice
  • Policy
  • Specialist courts and tribunals
  • Fines and reparation
The Ministry of Justice Media Team:
media@justice.govt.nz
Members of the judiciary in the senior courts (High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court) liz.kennedy@justice.govt.nz
or
judicialoffice@courts.govt.nz
Other information about the senior courts Courts of New Zealand - Media contact centre