Undefended Civil Statistics

Most civil cases in the District Court civil system are undefended, and are resolved without 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:

  • 8% increase in new business to 17,555 cases
  • 1% decrease in disposals to 15,862 cases
  • 22% increase in active cases to 9,739 cases

Statistics by Court Location

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

  • New business are those cases where a new application has been filed cases where a rehearing has been directed.
  • Disposals are cases with a final judgment or final outcome.
  • Active cases are those awaiting substantive hearing or final judgment.

 

Court Location New Business Disposals Active as at 30/06/2018
Alexandra 30 18 16
Ashburton 81 66 43
Auckland 1,927 1,826 1,113
Blenheim 102 97 48
Chatham Islands 4 3 4
Christchurch 1,387 1,287 722
Dannevirke 29 35 12
Dargaville 22 21 7
Dunedin 241 239 119
Gisborne 336 308 171
Gore 44 38 25
Greymouth 73 84 41
Hamilton 1,070 993 563
Hastings 298 278 136
Hawera 88 84 40
Huntly 83 79 61
Hutt Valley 365 348 219
Invercargill 252 257 124
Kaikohe 163 147 89
Kaikoura 2 3 2
Kaitaia 99 99 55
Levin 100 99 55
Manukau 3,971 3,442 2,096
Marton 9 7 6
Masterton 73 71 43
Morrinsville 86 73 47
Napier 230 206 117
Nelson 133 158 69
New Plymouth 253 250 124
North Shore 505 403 340
Oamaru 24 31 7
Opotiki 23 24 20
Palmerston North 395 342 212
Papakura 476 396 286
Porirua 264 245 178
Pukekohe 256 213 151
Queenstown 53 49 22
Rotorua 442 413 247
Ruatoria 6 4 4
Taihape 11 7 10
Taumarunui 37 33 19
Taupo 118 105 69
Tauranga 522 489 274
Te Awamutu 47 49 24
Te Kuiti 72 54 45
Thames 76 77 44
Timaru 115 123 59
Tokoroa 112 116 52
Waihi 29 24 16
Waipukurau 7 10 3
Wairoa 35 36 24
Waitakere 1,071 903 699
Wanganui 224 186 130
Wellington 367 338 179
Westport 21 16 9
Whakatane 235 183 164
Whangarei 461 377 285
       
Total National 17,555 15,862 9,739

Undefended Civil statistics  for the 2018 fiscal year (ending 30 June 2018) as a spreadsheet::