Part 2
Criminal jurisdiction

[Repealed]

  • Part 2: repealed, on 1 April 1958, by section 214(1) of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957 (1957 No 87).

Part 2A
Criminal jurisdiction in respect of indictable offences

[Repealed]

  • Part 2A: repealed, on 1 July 2013, by section 12 of the District Courts Amendment Act (No 2) 2011 (2011 No 88).

Part 3
Civil jurisdiction and transfer of proceedings

Claims founded on contract or tort

[Repealed]

  • Heading: repealed, on 1 July 1992, by section 2 of the District Courts Amendment Act (No 2) 1992 (1992 No 53).

29 General jurisdiction in respect of proceedings
  • (1) The courts shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any proceeding where the debt, demand, or damages, or the value of the chattels claimed, is not more than $200,000, whether on balance of account or otherwise:

    provided that the courts shall not, except as in this Act provided, have jurisdiction to hear and determine—

    • (a) any proceeding for the recovery of land; or

    • (b) any proceeding in which the title to any franchise is in question.

    (2) The courts shall have jurisdiction to hear and determine any proceeding where the debt or demand claimed consists of a balance not exceeding $200,000, after a set-off of any debt or demand claimed or recoverable by the defendant from the plaintiff, being a set-off admitted by the plaintiff in the particulars of the plaintiff's claim or demand.

    Section 29: substituted, on 1 July 1992, by section 2 of the District Courts Amendment Act (No 2) 1992 (1992 No 53).