Whanganui District Court   (AAOG)
c.1846 - current


GENERAL


The Wanganui District Court was one of 66 District Courts throughout New Zealand and was a part of the Ministry of Justice.  Its role was to administer criminal cases, except for those of a serious nature, which were administered by High Courts, and civil cases up to $200,000.  More serious cases were heard in High Courts.  District Courts also administered Disputes Tribunals, Tenancy Tribunals, Family Courts and Youth Courts.


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ALSO KNOWN AS

name year
Wanganui Resident Magistrates' Court c.1846-1893
Wanganui Magistrates' Court 1893-1980
Wanganui District Court 1980-c.2009
Wanganui Family Court 1981-c.2009
Te Kooti a Whanau Aotearoa
Wanganui Youth Court 1989-c.2009
Wanganui Small Cliams Tribunal 1985-1989
Wanganui Disputes Tribual 1989-c.2009
Whanganui Disputes Tribunal c.2009-current
Whanganui Family Court c.2009-current
Whanganui Youth Court c.2009-current


Location : Wanganui, Wanganui-Manawatu


Mandates

RELEVANT LEGISLATION
  • Admiralty Act 1973
  • Adoption (Intercountry) Act 1997
  • Adoption Act 1955
  • Adult Adoption Information Act 1985
  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act 1966
  • Bail Act 2000
  • Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995
  • Care of Children Act 2004
  • Child Support Act 1991
  • Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989
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Archives NZ description type : Agency (see more about description types)
Version Number: 5
Date Approved: 13/02/2019