(1) In addition to all other powers conferred by the District Courts Act 1947, the Governor-General may from time to time, by Order in Council, make rules—
(2) Without limiting subsection (1), rules made under that subsection may—
(a) prescribe the procedure for the service of notices and other documents for the purposes of this Act, and provide for substituted service, and for service to be dispensed with, in such circumstances as are specified in the rules:
(e) provide that proceedings may be stayed or dismissed, or that a party may not take certain steps or further steps in the proceedings (whether not at all or only on such terms as the court considers appropriate),—
(g) provide for information about proceedings under this Act to be transferred between courts (whether District Courts, Family Courts, the High Court, the Court of Appeal, or the Supreme Court), including (without limitation) between different courts, or between different divisions of the same court, or between courts exercising civil jurisdiction and courts exercising criminal jurisdiction, or between courts exercising appellate jurisdiction and courts exercising original jurisdiction:
(3) In the absence of any rules under this section or in any situation not covered by any such rules, the District Courts Rules 2009 apply, with all necessary modifications, to proceedings under this Act.
Compare: 1995 No 86 s 126
Section 42(2)(g): amended, on 1 January 2004, by section 47 of the Supreme Court Act 2003 (2003 No 53).
Section 42(2)(h): amended, on 1 November 2009, pursuant to rule 17.1 of the District Court Rules 2009 (SR 2009/257).
Section 42(3): amended, on 1 November 2009, pursuant to rule 17.1 of the District Court Rules 2009 (SR 2009/257).