The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:
This Act is the Family Courts Amendment Act 2016.
This Act comes into force on 1 March 2017.
This Act amends the Family Courts Act 1980 (the principal Act).
Replace section 7(1) with:
The Chief District Court Judge may authorise a Family Court Judge to act in place of the Principal Family Court Judge if—
the Principal Family Court Judge is absent for any reason; or
the office of the Principal Family Court Judge is vacant.
14 September 2016
Divided from Judicature Modernisation Bill (Bill 178–2) as Bill 178–3P
11 October 2016
17 October 2016
This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.