Filming, recording or taking photographs in court

Specific permission is required to film, or take photographs or make sound recordings in court. This must be sought in advance from a judge through the registrar at the court where a case is being heard, using the application form:

Fill out the form, print it, sign it, scan it and send it to the appropriate court located using the Court locator:

The rules for filming, photographs and recording are contained in the In-Court Media Coverage Guidelines available as a pdf download from the Courts of New Zealand:

Alternatively you can view them on the Ministry of Justice website: