Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General
At Wellington this 17th day of June 2013
Present:His Excellency the Governor-General in Council
Pursuant to section 387(1)(d) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.
3 Certain proceedings may be transferred to Tauranga District Court for jury trial
These regulations are the Criminal Procedure (Place of Trial) Regulations 2013.
These regulations come into force on 1 July 2013.
If, under section 73(4)(b)(ii) of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011, the Registrar of the Opotiki District Court or of the Whakatane District Court is required to transfer a proceeding for a category 3 offence to the nearest District Court with jury trial jurisdiction, the Registrar may instead transfer the proceeding to the Tauranga District Court.
The Summary Proceedings (Committals to Tauranga District Court for Trial) Regulations 1998 (SR 1998/258) are revoked.
Rebecca Kitteridge,Clerk of the Executive Council.
This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations, which come into force on 1 July 2013, are made under the Criminal Procedure Act 2011. They allow Registrars at Opotiki and Whakatane District Courts to choose whether to transfer jury trials to Rotorua District Court or Tauranga District Court. They replace the Summary Proceedings (Committals to Tauranga District Court for Trial) Regulations 1998, which are to the same effect.
Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.
Date of notification in Gazette: 20 June 2013.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Justice.