There are three newsletters published by the Principal Youth Court Judge. The latest newsletters are featured and available to download from this page. Previous issues dating back to 2001 are also available to download.

If you wish to subscribe to the Youth Court newsletters, Court in the Act and the Rangatahi Courts' Newsletter please click the button below:

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Court in the Act

This quarterly newsletter co-ordinated by the Principal Youth Court Judge has been published since 2001 and contains news, research and events around youth justice and the Youth Court.

The 88th issue of the Youth Court newsletter includes:

  • Editorial by the Principal Youth Court Judge, Judge John Walker.
  • Pōwhiri for Judge Michael Mika.
  • Judge Ophir Cassidy - Swearing-In.
  • Letter to a Young Person from Judge FitzGerald.
  • Case Watch: recent Youth Court decisions of note.
  • Recent research and publications.

Download the latest issue: Issue 88 PDF (3 MB)



The Rangatahi Courts Newsletter

The newsletter of the Rangatahi Courts informs and updates readers about the Rangatahi Courts operating throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. Content includes:

  • Tuhinga o mua: Editorial by Judge Louis Bidois, National Rangatahi Court Liaison Judge.
  • He Ripoata: The reopening of Te Poho o Rāwiri Marae, Gisborne in January 2019.
  • He Whakahonore:

    • Pōwhiri for Judge Hikaka at Owae Mārae.
    • Presentation of Tokotoko.
    • Manurewa Rangatahi Court Visit.
    • Completion of plan at Pasifika court Te Atatu.
    • Judge La Verne King’s swearing-in ceremony.

  • Latest statistics on the Youth, Rangatahi and Pasifika Courts.
  • Tuhinga me te rangahau: Articles and research.

Tēnā, noho mai, pānui mai, whakaarohia mai.  Issue 11 — Pepuere, 2020 PDF (2.8 MB)



Youth Court Law Review

Prior to March 2016, summaries of important Youth Court decisions were published in the Youth Court Law Review. The latest Youth Court Review containing summaries of decisions from December 2015 to March 2016 is now available to download.