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Welcome to the Courts of New Zealand Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre is designed to provide information to those planning to visit courts in New Zealand and information for students studying the New Zealand courts.

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Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is located in Wellington New Zealand. For more information on the Supreme Court building or how you can visit the Supreme Court of New Zealand click here

Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal is located in Wellington but also sits regularly in Auckland and Christchurch. For more information on the Court of Appeal click here
High Court
For court addresses click here
District courts
For the location and address for the district courts click here


Opening hours

Court hours are usually 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Note opening hours may vary between courts so if you are visiting a specific court please check opening hours by phoning the Court - Contact a Court

New Zealand's court system

The following links provide useful information for students studying the courts of New Zealand.

For further information or assistance contact the Ministry of Justice:
Phone: 04 918 8800

Daily lists and upcoming cases

In this section you will find scheduled court sittings.


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