Constituency Election Petition Amendment Rules 2012


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Constituency Election Petition Amendment Rules 2012

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 10th day of December 2012 

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 51C and 51D of the Judicature Act 1908 and section 234 of the Electoral Act 1993, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, and with the concurrence of the Right Honourable the Chief Justice and at least 2 other members of the Rules Committee (of whom at least 1 was a Judge of the High Court), makes the following rules.


1 Title
  • These rules are the Constituency Election Petition Amendment Rules 2012.

2 Commencement
  • These rules come into force on 4 February 2013.

3 Principal rules
4 Rule 5 amended (Application of High Court Rules and practice of court)
  • Replace rule 5(1)(j) with:

    • (j) rules 7.6, 7.7, 7.12, 7.13, and 7.16 (allocation of key dates, etc):.

Michael Webster,
for Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules, which come into force on 4 February 2013, amend the Constituency Election Petition Rules 2008 (the principal rules) by updating cross-references to certain rules in Part 7 of the High Court Rules. The cross-references appear in rule 5 of the principal rules, and this amendment aligns the cross-references with changes made by the High Court Amendment Rules (No 2) 2012.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 13 December 2012.

These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.