District Courts Amendment Act 1981

  • repealed
  • District Courts Amendment Act 1981: repealed, on 1 January 2018, pursuant to section 240 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Reprint as at 1 January 2018

District Courts Amendment Act 1981

Public Act
 
1981 No 21
Date of assent
 
21 August 1981
 

District Courts Amendment Act 1981: repealed, on 1 January 2018, pursuant to section 240 of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this eprint. See the notes at the end of this eprint for further details.

This Act is administered in the Ministry of Justice

An Act to validate the exercise of criminal jurisdiction under Part 2A of the District Courts Act 1947 in Courts held in certain cities, boroughs, and other places

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

This Act may be cited as the District Courts Amendment Act 1981, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the District Courts Act 1947 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

2 Certain cities, boroughs, and places deemed to have been appointed for jury trials

(1)

The cities, boroughs, and other places, specified in the Schedule to this Act shall be deemed to have been appointed by the Governor-General pursuant to section 4(2A) of the principal Act as cities, boroughs, or other places in which Courts may be held for the exercise of criminal jurisdiction in respect of indictable offences under Part 2A of that Act on and after the 1st day of May 1981.

(2)

Nothing done in any District Court or in the High Court or the Court of Appeal at any time after the 30th day of April 1981 and before the passing of this Act in respect of any offence referred to in paragraph (a) or paragraph (b) or paragraph (c) of section 28A of the principal Act shall be held a nullity or otherwise invalid merely because, at the time it was done, any city, borough, or other place specified in the Schedule to this Act had not been appointed by the Governor-General under section 4(2A) of the principal Act as a city, borough, or other place in which a Court may be held for the exercise of criminal jurisdiction in respect of indictable offences under Part 2A of that Act.

Schedule Cities, boroughs, and other places deemed to have been appointed as places for courts to be held in respect of certain indictable offences

Section 2

  • Auckland

  • Blenheim

  • Christchurch

  • Dunedin

  • Gisborne

  • Greymouth

  • Hamilton

  • Invercargill

  • Napier

  • Nelson

  • New Plymouth

  • Palmerston North

  • Rotorua

  • Timaru

  • Wanganui

  • Wellington

  • Whangarei

Eprint notes
1 General

This is an eprint of the District Courts Amendment Act 1981 that incorporates all the amendments to that Act as at the date of the last amendment to it.

2 About this eprint

This eprint is not an official version of the legislation under section 18 of the Legislation Act 2012.

3 Amendments incorporated in this eprint

District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49): section 240