District Courts Amendment Act 1982

District Courts Amendment Act 1982

Public Act1982 No 5
Date of assent4 August 1982

Note

This Act is administered in the Department of Justice.


An Act to validate the exercise of civil jurisdiction and criminal jurisdiction at Henderson, and the exercise of jurisdiction by Small Claims Tribunals at Gisborne, Henderson, and Invercargill

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 1982, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the District Courts Act 1947 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

2 Interpretation
  • In this Act the term Court includes a Children and Young Persons Court, a District Court, a Family Court, the High Court, and the Court of Appeal.

3 District Court at Henderson
  • (1) The Borough of Henderson shall be deemed to have been appointed by the Governor-General pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) of section 4 of the principal Act as a borough in which a District Court may be held for the exercise of civil jurisdiction and criminal jurisdiction on and after the 23rd day of May 1977.

    (2) Nothing done in any Court at any time after the 22nd day of May 1977 and before the passing of this Act shall be held a nullity or otherwise invalid merely because, at the time it was done, the Borough of Henderson had not been appointed by the Governor-General under subsection (1) or subsection (2) of section 4 of the principal Act as a borough in which a District Court may be held for the exercise of civil jurisdiction or criminal jurisdiction.

4 Children and Young Persons Court at Henderson
  • (1) The Governor-General shall be deemed to have established pursuant to section 20 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1974 a Children and Young Persons Court at Henderson on the 23rd day of May 1977.

    (2) Nothing done in any Court at any time after the 22nd day of May 1977 and before the passing of this Act shall be held a nullity or otherwise invalid merely because, at the time it was done, a Children and Young Persons Court had not been duly established at Henderson.

5
  • [Repealed]

    Sections 5 to 6 were repealed, as from 1 March 1989, by section 82(1)(c) Disputes Tribunal Act 1988 (1988 No 110).

6
  • [Repealed]

    Sections 5 to 6 were repealed, as from 1 March 1989, by section 82(1)(c) Disputes Tribunal Act 1988 (1988 No 110).

7 Matters called before District Court at Henderson on certain dates deemed to be duly adjourned
  • Every matter that was called before a District Court Judge at Henderson—

    • (a) On the 2nd day of August 1982 shall be deemed to have been duly adjourned to the 16th day of August 1982:

    • (b) On the 3rd day of August 1982 shall be deemed to have been duly adjourned to the 20th day of August 1982.

8 Criminal Justice Act 1985 affected
  • The provisions of this Act shall have effect in all cases notwithstanding anything in section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1985.

    Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1985 has been substituted for section 43B of the Criminal Justice Act 1954.


Schedule
Persons Deemed To Have Been Appointed As Referees Under The Small Claims Tribunal Act 1976

Section 6(2)

[Repealed]

  • This Schedule was repealed, as from 1 March 1989, by section 82(1)(c) Disputes Tribunal Act 1988 (1988 No 110).