District Courts Act 1947

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  • District Courts Act 1947: repealed (except for sections 62B and 65A), on 1 March 2017, by section 240(1) of the District Court Act 2016 (2016 No 49).
65A Interest on judgment debts


In this section—

enforcement process, in relation to a judgment debt, means any summons, warrant, or order issued or made in any proceedings of a kind referred to in section 79(1) for the enforcement of that debt

judgment debt means the amount for which judgment is entered or for which an order of a court is made in any civil proceedings.


Every judgment debt of an amount exceeding $3,000, or such other amount as may be fixed from time to time for the purposes of this section by the Governor-General by Order in Council, shall carry interest from the date of the judgment or order on the amount for the time being remaining unpaid.


Such interest shall be at the rate for the time being prescribed by or under section 62B, and shall accrue from month to month.


No interest shall be payable on costs incurred after the date of the judgment or order.


Notwithstanding subsection (2) or subsection (3), where any enforcement process is issued in respect of the judgment debt, no interest shall be payable in excess of the amount specified in the process unless a further such process is issued.

Section 65A: inserted, on 13 January 1983, by section 5 of the District Courts Amendment Act (No 2) 1982 (1982 No 130).