Victims' Orders Against Violent Offenders Rules 2014

Reprint as at 14 November 2018

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Rules 2014

(LI 2014/344)

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 17th day of November 2014

The Right Hon John Key presiding in Council


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

These rules are administered by the Ministry of Justice.

Pursuant to section 28 of the Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Act 2014, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following rules.


5Application of rules
6Cases not provided for
7Extending and shortening time
8Content of documents
10How proceedings are commenced
11Making an application
12Filing documents
13Ways documents may be presented for filing
14Number of copies to be filed
15Applicant may request that residential address be kept confidential
16Amendment of application form before it is served
17Amending documents in proceedings
18Application of this subpart
19Procedure after filing application without notice for non-contact order
20Issue of temporary non-contact order
21Changing application without notice to application on notice
22Notice that offender wishes to be heard
23Registrar to issue order when temporary order becomes final
24Application of this subpart
25Procedure after filing application on notice for non-contact order
26Notice of defence
27Issue of final non-contact order
28Application of this subpart
29Procedure after filing application for section 12 direction
30Notice of defence
31Issue of section 12 direction
32Service of applications, orders, and directions
33Service of other documents
34Who may carry out service
35Personal service
36Service on lawyer accepting service on behalf of person
37Address for service
38Service at address for service
39Methods of service if address for service is lawyer’s office
40When and how documents under rule 39 to be treated as served
41Lawyer must acknowledge document transmitted electronically
42Substituted service
43Proof of service of a document
44Power to clear court [Revoked]
45Application of District Courts Rules 2014
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