District Court Rules 2014

Subpart 3—Use of Māori language, translations, and sign language

1.15 Speaking in Māori

(1)

This rule applies to a person entitled under section 7(1) of Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016/the Māori Language Act 2016 to speak Māori in a proceeding (including at the hearing of an interlocutory application or at a conference).

(2)

If a person to whom this rule applies wishes to speak Māori in a proceeding or at the hearing of an interlocutory application, that person, or if the person is a witness, the party intending to call that person, must file and serve on every other party to the proceeding a notice of his or her intention to speak Māori.

(3)

The notice must state that the person intends to speak Māori at—

(a)

all conferences and hearings; or

(b)

all conferences and hearings held after a specified conference or hearing; or

(c)

a specified conference or hearing.

(4)

The notice must be in form 4.

(5)

The notice must be filed and served,—

(a)

if the person intends to speak Māori at all conferences and hearings, not less than 10 working days before the first conference or hearing; or

(b)

if the person intends to speak Māori at conferences and hearings held after a particular conference or hearing, not less than 10 working days before the first conference or hearing at which the person intends to speak Māori; or

(c)

if the person intends to speak Māori at a particular conference or hearing, not less than 10 working days before the conference or hearing.

Compare: HCR 1.11; SR 2009/257 r 3.5

Rule 1.15(1): amended, on 30 April 2016, by section 50 of Te Ture mō Te Reo Māori 2016/the Māori Language Act 2016 (2016 No 17).