Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993
Maori Land Act 1993

Contempt of court

89 Failure to comply with summons, etc


Every person commits an offence who, after being summoned to attend to give evidence before the court or to produce to the court any papers, documents, records, or things, without sufficient cause—


fails to attend in accordance with the summons; or


refuses to be sworn or to give evidence, or, having been sworn, refuses to answer any question that the person is lawfully required by the court to answer; or


fails to produce any such paper, document, record, or thing.


Every person who commits an offence against this section is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $300.


No person summoned to attend the court shall be convicted of an offence against subsection (1) unless at the time of the service of the summons, or at some other reasonable time before the date on which that person was required to attend, there was made to that person a payment or tender of the amount fixed by the rules of court.

Compare: 1908 No 25 s 9; 1980 No 2 s 4

Section 89(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).