Defended Civil Statistics

Defended civil cases in the District Court are normally resolved by proceeding to hearing and are included in the figures below.

At a National level, comparing the 2018/2019 fiscal year to 2017/2018, there has been a: :

  • 16% dencrease in newly defended cases to 752 cases
  • 11% increase in disposals to 679 cases
  • no change in active case numbers at 695 cases

Statistics by Court Location

The following table shows the number of cases by location. Definitions:

  • Newly defended cases are those where a defence has been filed and includes cases transferred into the court.
  • Disposals are cases with a final judgment or final outcome.
  • Active cases are those awaiting substantive hearing or final judgment.

 

Court Location New Defended Disposals Active as at 30/06/2018
Alexandra 3 3 1
Ashburton 1 0 2
Auckland 162 137 158
Blenheim 6 5 7
Chatham Islands 0 0 0
Christchurch 124 118 190
Dannevirke 2 2 2
Dargaville 1 1 0
Dunedin 16 19 14
Gisborne 2 4 2
Gore 2 1 1
Greymouth 2 0 2
Hamilton 55 29 20
Hastings 7 6 5
Hawera 3 5 4
Huntly 3 1 1
Hutt Valley 20 21 10
Invercargill 17 9 15
Kaikohe 13 9 10
Kaikoura 0 0 0
Kaitaia 3 6 3
Levin 3 3 2
Manukau 40 39 31
Marton 0 0 0
Masterton 2 3 2
Morrinsville 4 1 2
Napier 11 5 9
Nelson 19 15 16
New Plymouth 4 7 4
North Shore 49 51 50
Oamaru 1 4 2
Opotiki 0 0 0
Palmerston North 6 4 9
Papakura 2 3 2
Porirua 1 4 1
Pukekohe 8 5 7
Queenstown 7 8 6
Rotorua 12 9 7
Ruatoria 0 0 0
Taihape 2 0 2
Taumarunui 2 2 1
Taupo 6 6 1
Tauranga 44 47 18
Te Awamutu 2 0 2
Te Kuiti 1 0 1
Thames 8 7 4
Timaru 2 6 2
Tokoroa 0 0 1
Waihi 1 2 1
Waipukurau 0 0 0
Wairoa 0 1 0
Waitakere 15 19 17
Wanganui 13 6 10
Wellington 22 28 17
Westport 0 2 1
Whakatane 5 0 0
Whangarei 18 16 20
       
Total National 752 679 695

Defended Civil statistics for the 2017-2018 year as a spreadsheet: