Victims' Orders Against Violent Offenders Act 2014

Version as at 28 October 2021

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Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Act 2014

Public Act
2014 No 45
Date of assent
30 June 2014
see section 2

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has made editorial and format changes to this version using the powers under subpart 2 of Part 3 of the Legislation Act 2019.

Note 4 at the end of this version provides a list of the amendments included in it.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Justice.


5Meaning of violent offender or offender
6Act binds the Crown
7Application for non-contact order
8Disclosure of offender’s address
9Power to make non-contact order
10Effect of temporary non-contact order
11Effect of final non-contact order
12Application for direction that final non-contact order apply against other persons
13Commencement of non-contact order
14Duration of final non-contact order
15Variation of temporary non-contact order
16Variation of final non-contact order
17Discharge of non-contact order on application
18Discharge of non-contact order by operation of law
19Offender may require hearing
20Procedure where offender does not require hearing
21Court may require hearing before order becomes final
22Procedure where hearing required
23Copies of orders to be sent to Police
24Offence to breach non-contact order
24APower to clear court and restrict publication of proceedings
24BApplication for renewal or review of order made under section 24A
24CContravention of orders made under section 24A
25Admission of evidence
26Vexatious proceedings
27Explanation of orders
28Rules of court
29Amendment to Criminal Procedure Act 2011
30Amendment to Privacy Act 1993

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: