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Email notification issue - 28 March 2014

Email notifications for judicial decisions on the Courts of NZ website have been suspended due to technical issues. For the moment, we’re also unable to accept new subscriptions for the alerts.

The Office of the Chief Justice are working through the issues. Until the issues are fixed, please check this website for new decisions.


Nau mai haere mai. Welcome to the Courts of New Zealand website. On this site you will find information about our Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and District Court.

Navigating this site

This site has three tabs to help you find what you're looking for:

1.        About Courts provides information about the role, history and structure of the courts.

2.        Court Business includes court sitting calendars and case summaries, and assists media and lawyers in using this information.

3.        From the Courts provides news from the Higher Courts, including decisions of public interest.

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