To the defendant/defendants*
This document notifies you that—
(b) the plaintiff has also applied to this court for immediate judgment against you (on that claim or, if judgment is not sought on the full claim, to the extent stated in the notice of application for summary judgment also served with this document) on the ground that you have no defence (to the plaintiff’s claim or to the plaintiff’s claim to the extent stated in the application).
Notice of opposition and affidavit setting out defence
1 If you have a defence to the plaintiff’s claim, you should, not less than 3 working days before the date of hearing shown in the notice of application for summary judgment (also served with this document),—
Statement of defence
(plaintiff/solicitor for plaintiff*)
Note: Please carefully read the memorandum attached to this notice.
1 Although you do not have to employ a lawyer for the purpose of this application, it is recommended that you consult a lawyer about this matter immediately. Case law indicates that a company or corporation can only carry on proceedings in court by an officer of the company or by a lawyer unless the court gives prior permission in special circumstances.
Appearance objecting to jurisdiction of court
4 If you object to the jurisdiction of the court to hear and determine this proceeding, you may, within the time allowed for filing your notice of opposition and your affidavit,—
Add the following notice if the defendant is to be served overseas (other than in Australia and under section 13 of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010). If the defendant is to be served in Australia and under section 13 of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010, do not use the following notice, but use instead the information that section 15 of that Act requires to be served on the defendant (see form 1 of the Schedule of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Regulations and Rules 2013).
Notice to defendant served overseas
Since you are resident outside New Zealand, you are further notified that—
7 If you want to dispute the jurisdiction of the District Court or to defend the plaintiff’s claim, you should either directly, or through a qualified legal adviser in the place where you are, send authority to a solicitor in New Zealand by airmail instructing that solicitor to act for you.