Newsletters

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.

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Click the link below to subscribe to the Youth Court newsletter (Court in the Act) and the Rangatahi Courts' newsletter:

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Court in the Act (Youth Court newsletter)

This newsletter, coordinated by the Principal Youth Court Judge, has been published since 2001. It contains news, research, and information about events around youth justice and the Youth Court.

Latest issue

The July 2021 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, July 2021

Previous issues

Previous issues of the newsletter can be found on this page:

Court in the Act newsletter


The Rangatahi Courts' newsletter

This newsletter informs and updates readers about the Rangatahi Courts operating throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

Latest issue

The Pēpuere (February) 2020 issue of the Rangatahi Courts newsletter 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, Pēpuere 2020

Previous issues

Previous issues of the newsletter can be found on this page:

The Rangatahi Courts' newsletter


Youth Court Law Review

Prior to March 2016, summaries of important Youth Court decisions were published in the Youth Court Law Review.

Summaries of important Youth Court decisions made before March 2016 can be accessed on the Online Summary Database. Full copies of those decisions can be requested from the Office of the Principal Youth Court Judge.

Email a request for a judgment to the Office of the Principal Youth Court Judge.

Note: Youth Court decisions made after March 2016 are published on the District Court website.

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Final edition

The final edition of the Youth Court Law Review from August 2016 contains a selection of cases summaries of Youth Court judgments from December 2015 to March 2016.

Youth Court Law Review August 2016