Judicature Amendment Act 1980

as at 25 December 2008

Judicature Amendment Act 1980

Public Act1980 No 88
Date of assent24 December 1980


Changes authorised by section 17C of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989 have been made in this eprint.

A general outline of these changes is set out in the notes at the end of this eprint, together with other explanatory material about this eprint.

This Act is administered in the Department of Justice.

An Act to amend the Judicature Act 1908

BE IT ENACTED by the General Assembly of New Zealand in Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the Judicature Amendment Act 1980, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Judicature Act 1908 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

    (2) Sections 2 and 3 of this Act shall come into force on the 1st day of January 1981.

    (3) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, this Act shall come into force on the 1st day of May 1981.

2 Age of retirement
  • (1) [Repealed]

    (2) This subsection amended section 14 of the principal Act.

    (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, any Judge who is in office at the commencement of this section may, at his option, continue in office until he attains the age of 72.

    Subsection (1) was repealed, as from 14 October 1981, by section 3(4)(b) Judicature Amendment Act 1981.

    In subsection (3) the words subsection (1) or were omitted, as from 14 October 1981, by section 3(3) of the Judicature Amendment Act 1981 (1981 No 40).

  • [Repealed]

    Section 3 was repealed, as from 17 December 1985, by section 2(2) Judicature Amendment Act (No 4) 1985 (1985 No 180).

4 Registrars' seals abolished
  • Section 50(2) of the principal Act is hereby repealed.

5 New sections (relating to verdict and discharge of jury in civil cases) inserted
  • [Repealed]

    Section 5: repealed, on 25 December 2008, by section 16(3)(d) of the Juries Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 40).

Juries Amendment Act 2008

Public Act2008 No 40
Date of assent25 June 2008
Commencementsee section 2
1 Title
  • This Act is the Juries Amendment Act 2008.

2 Commencement
  • (1) This Act (except sections 4, 11, 12, and 19) comes into force on the day that is 6 months after the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent.

    (2) Sections 4, 11, 12, and 19 come into force on a date to be appointed by the Governor-General by Order in Council; and 1 or more Orders in Council may be made appointing different dates for different provisions.

15 New sections 22 to 22C substituted
  • (1) Amendment incorporated in the principal Act

    (2) This section and 16 (amendments and repeals consequential on new sections 22 to 22C substituted) apply only to any trial for which a jury is constituted on or after the date on which this section comes into force.


  • 1General

  • 2About this eprint

  • 3List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)

1 General
  • This is an eprint of the Judicature Amendment Act 1980. It incorporates all the amendments to the Act as at 25 December 2008. The list of amendments at the end of these notes specifies all the amendments incorporated into this eprint since 3 September 2007. Relevant provisions of any amending enactments that contain transitional, savings, or application provisions are also included, after the Principal enactment, in chronological order.

2 About this eprint
  • This eprint has not been officialised. For more information about officialisation, please see Making online legislation official under Status of legislation on this site in the About section of this website.

3 List of amendments incorporated in this eprint (most recent first)