District Courts Amendment Act 2013

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District Courts Amendment Act 2013

Public Act2013 No 114
Date of assent4 December 2013
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the District Courts Amendment Act 2013.

2 Commencement
  • (1) If section 22(1) of the District Courts Amendment Act 2011 is not in force on the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent, section 5 comes into force on the commencement of section 22(1) of that Act.

    (2) If section 22(1) of the District Courts Amendment Act 2011 is in force on the date on which this Act receives the Royal assent, section 5 comes into force on the day after that date.

    (3) The rest of this Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act
4 Section 80 amended (Enforcement of judgments more than 6 years old)
  • After section 80(1), insert:

    • (1A) A judgment that is an arbitral award entered as a judgment is more than 6 years old for the purposes of this section if 6 years have elapsed since the date on which the award became enforceable by action in New Zealand.

5 Section 84N amended (Review of Registrar's decision)
  • In section 84N(1) (as amended by section 22(1) of the District Courts Amendment Act 2011), replace section 84C or section 84E with section 84EA or section 84EC.


Legislative history

19 November 2013Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (Bill 89–2) by committee of the whole House, third reading
4 December 2013Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.