District Courts Amendment Act 1981

District Courts Amendment Act 1981

Public Act1981 No 21
Date of assent21 August 1981

Note

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