Disputes Tribunals Amendment Rules 2013


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Disputes Tribunals Amendment Rules 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of May 2013

His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 60 of the Disputes Tribunals Act 1988, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following rules.


1 Title
  • These rules are the Disputes Tribunals Amendment Rules 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These rules come into force on 1 July 2013.

3 Principal rules
4 Rule 18 amended (Failure to give evidence)

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules, which come into force on 1 July 2013, amend the Disputes Tribunals Rules 1989 (the principal rules). The rules make changes as a consequence of the regime implemented by the Criminal Procedure Act 2011. Under that Act, offences are no longer classified as summary or indictable. Accordingly, the amendment in these rules deletes the word summary from the offences specified in rule 18.

Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 23 May 2013.

These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.