Napier High Court   (AAOW)
1861 - current


GENERAL

One of 19 High Courts throughout New Zealand. Originally called Supreme Courts, these were renamed in 1980, but their function did not alter. The role of High Courts in New Zealand was to try the more serious criminal and civil cases, to administer the probating of wills, to hear divorce cases and bankruptcy cases as well as a number of other duties.

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ALSO KNOWN AS

name year
Napier Supreme Court


Location : Napier, Hawkes Bay


Mandates

RELEVANT LEGISLATION
  • Admiralty Act 1973
  • Bankruptcy Act 1908
  • Coroners Act 1988
  • Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1967
  • Crimes Act 1961
  • Criminal Justice Act 1985
  • Declaratory Judgments Act 1908
  • Disputes Tribunals Act 1988
  • Family Courts Act 1980
  • Family Proceedings Act 1980
  • Inferior Courts Procedure Act 1909
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Archives NZ description type : Agency (see more about description types)
Version Number: 4
Date Approved: 13/02/2019