This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These rules, which come into force on 11 October 2013, amend the District Courts Rules 2009 in the light of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 (most of which also comes into force on 11 October 2013). The amendments, which follow in certain respects similar amendments made at the same time to the High Court Rules, relate in particular to the following matters:
service in a proceeding an initiating document for which is served on a defendant in Australia under that Act; and
a subpoena issued in a civil proceeding in New Zealand being served and complied with in Australia.
Date of notification in Gazette: 5 September 2013.
These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.