Media Releases

18 December 2017

Statement from the Chief District Court Judge,  Jan-Marie Doogue and the Principal Youth Court Judge, John Walker, announcing that Northland will be the next region to have a Kōti Rangatahi, Rangatahi Court.

Media Release: Whangarei Rangatahi Court (pdf 288 KB)


15 December 2017

Statement from the Chief District Court Judge,  Jan-Marie Doogue, about the first 12 months of the Sexual Violence Court Pilot.

Media Release:  SVCP-First-12-months-milestone (pdf 157 KB)


 

24 November 2017

Statement from the Chief District Court Judge, Jan-Marie Doogue, after the District Court of New Zealand website wins an international award.

Media Release:  International-award-for-DC-website (pdf 238 KB)


23 May 2017

Statement from the Chief District Court Judge, Jan-Marie Doogue, about the first six months of the Sexual Violence Court Pilot.

Media Release:  Six-month-milestone (pdf 255 KB)


19 April 2017

Statement from the Principal Family Court Judge, Laurence J Ryan, regarding debate about the Family Court.

Media Release:  Statement-from-Principal-Family-Court-Judge-re-Family-Court-debate.pdf (pdf 144 KB)


6 March 2017

Statement from the Chief District Court Judge, Jan-Marie Doogue, marking the progress made on jury trials in the District Court at Nelson.

Media release: The District Court makes progress on jury trials (pdf 174 KB)


 

1 March 2017

Statement from the Chief District Court Judge, Jan-Marie Doogue, marking the commencement of the District Court Act 2016.


 

January 2017

Judge Heemi Taumaunu has been honoured internationally for his pioneering work developing ngā Kōti Rangatahi o Aotearoa, the Rangatahi Courts.

Image of Judge Heemi Taumaunu.

31 October 2016

Statement from the Chief District Court Judge, Jan-Marie Doogue, announcing that Christchurch is the latest District Court to add Community Magistrates to its judicial ranks.


20 October 2016

Statement from the Chief District Court Judge, Jan-Marie Doogue, announcing that District Court Judges are about to lead an initiative that aims to improve the way the courts respond to sexual violence cases:

 


2 August 2016

Statement from the Chief District Court Judge, Jan-Marie Doogue, announcing that judicial decisions from the District Courts are becoming available online:

  • Media Release: Judicial Decisions Online (pdf 209 KB).

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