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High Court Rules

The High Court Rules are published as if they were a legislative instrument within the meaning of the Legislation Act 2012, under s 154 of the Senior Courts Act 2016 .

High Court Rules 2016

Other rules

The Supreme Court Rules 2004, Court of Appeal (Civil) Rules 2005, Court of Appeal (Criminal) Rules 2001, and District Court Rules 2014 are available at the following links: 


Below is a list of resources and useful links for your information.





NZ Legislation online.  This website is provided by the New Zealand Parliamentary Counsel Office/Te Tari Tohutohu Paremata (PCO) in association with Brookers.

The Knowledge Basket .   Free access is provided to unconsolidated New Zealand's Acts and Hansard.  Other services are available but will incur a charge.



New Zealand Government Website.  This site provides information on New Zealand's constitution, history, and government as well as links to all government department websites.

NZ Parliament.  This website provides information on New Zealand's Parliament.  It includes links to the Clerk to Parliament's website which will provide information on Parliament sitting times, order papers, and select committees.


Parliamentary Counsel Office

New Zealand Law Commission

New Zealand Law Society

Auckland District Law Society

New Zealand Bar Association


Other jurisdictions

Australian Law Reform Commission

Civil Procedure Committee (UK)

Singapore Rules of Court Working Party

Civil Rules Committee (Canada)

South African Law Reform Commission