This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order, which comes into force on 11 October 2013, is made under the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (the Act). It declares each of the following New Zealand courts (other than the High Court) to be a court to which section 31(1)(b) of the Act applies:
a District Court (excluding any division of that District Court, whether that division is, or is to be, known as a Disputes Tribunal, a Family Court, or a Youth Court):
a Family Court (that is to say, a division of a District Court that, under section 4 of the Family Courts Act 1980, is a division of a District Court to be known as a Family Court).
The declaration affects a civil proceeding commenced or to be commenced in an Australian court after the commencement (on, or at the beginning of, 11 October 2013) of subpart 3 of Part 2 of the Act. It enables a party or intended party to the proceeding to apply to those New Zealand courts for, and those New Zealand courts to give, interim relief (other than excluded interim relief as defined in section 31(2) of the Act) in support of the proceeding.
Date of notification in Gazette: 5 September 2013.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.