This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 18 May 2009, certain provisions of the Family Proceedings Amendment Act 2008 that amend the Family Proceedings Act 1980 (the principal Act) to, among other things,—
clarify that where a maintenance order has been registered or confirmed in New Zealand, an order varying or discharging that order must be a provisional order if a reciprocal agreement is in force with the country in which the maintenance order was made and under that agreement only a provisional order may be made; and
permit accredited news media reporters and support persons to be present at the hearing of any proceedings; and
provide that sections 11B to 11D of the Family Courts Act 1980 apply to the publication of a report of any proceedings under the principal Act in any court; and
repeal the requirement that court fees in respect of any proceedings be prescribed by regulations made under section 187 of the principal Act.
Date of notification in Gazette: 9 April 2009.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.