Palmerston North High Court   (AAOY)
1904 - current


GENERAL

The role of the Palmerston North High Court, previously known as the Supreme Court was to try the more serious criminal and civil cases, to administer the probating of wills, the hearing of divorce cases and bankruptcy cases. Other court business included the administration of:



  • Writs of Sale

  • Chattels and other loan agreements

  • Taxation registration

  • Mortgage sales and property ratings

  • Offenders legal aid

  • Land valuation proceedings

  • Other miscellaneous court business including companies winding up, aged and infirm persons, matrimonal property applications, changes of name by deed poll, criminal and civil appeals, domestic appeals, and applications by solicitors for admission to the bar. This business was also known as agency cases.

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ALSO KNOWN AS

name year
Palmerston North Supreme Court


Location : Palmerston North, Wanganui-Manawatu


Mandates

CREATED BY
  • Judicature Act 1908
RELEVANT LEGISLATION
  • Admiralty Act 1973
  • 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
  • Juries Act 1981
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Archives NZ description type : Agency (see more about description types)
Version Number: 3
Date Approved: 13/02/2019