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Welcome to Courts of New Zealand


Nau mai haere mai. Welcome to the Courts of New Zealand website. On this site you will find information about our Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court.

Navigating this site

This site has three tabs to help you find what you're looking for:

1.        About Courts provides information about the role, history and structure of the courts.

2.        Court Business includes court sitting calendars and case summaries, and assists media and lawyers in using this information.

3.        From the Courts provides news from the Higher Courts, including decisions of public interest. You will also find the annual statistics for court and tribunal cases, these are operational statistics across Higher Court, District Courts, and Special Jurisdictions, along with commentaries.

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