District Courts Amendment Act 1992

District Courts Amendment Act 1992

Public Act1992 No 17
Date of assent6 April 1992

Note

This Act is administered in the Department of Justice.


An Act to amend The District Courts Act 1947

BE IT ENACTED by the Parliament of New Zealand as follows:

1 Short Title and commencement
  • (1) This Act may be cited as the District Courts Amendment Act 1992, and shall be read together with and deemed part of the District Courts Act 1947 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act).

    (2) This Act shall come into force on the 1st day of July 1992.

2 Number of Judges increased
  • (1) This subsection amended s 5(2) of the principal Act.

    (2) The District Courts Amendment Act 1988 is hereby consequentially repealed.

3 Deputy Registrars
  • This section amended s 14(3) of the principal Act.

4 New sections and heading inserted
  • This section inserted ss 45A and 45B of the principal Act.

5 Costs in cases transferred or removed
  • This section inserted s 48(2) of the principal Act.

6 New heading and sections inserted
  • This section inserted ss 56A and 56B of the principal Act.

7 Nature of proceedings for enforcement of judgment
  • This section inserted s 79(2A) of the principal Act.

8 District Courts rules
  • (1) This subsection inserted s 122(3)(ca) of the principal Act.

    (2) This subsection inserted s 122(3)(fa) of the principal Act.

    (3) This subsection inserted s 122(3)(ga) of the principal Act.

    (4) This subsection inserted s 122(3)(ia) of the principal Act.

9 Application of existing provisions
  • (1) Subject to subsection (2) of this section, so far as the provisions of any Act that is in force at the commencement of the 1st day of July 1992, being provisions that prescribe the procedure to be followed in relation to the commencement of proceedings in a District Court or to the conduct of proceedings commenced in a District Court, are inconsistent with the principal Act or this Act or the rules, those provisions shall be deemed to be subject to the principal Act and this Act and the rules.

    (2) Where the provisions of any Act provide that any application or appeal to the District Court is to be made by originating application, every such application or appeal shall, from the commencement of the 1st day of July 1992, be made in such manner as is prescribed by the rules.