Chapter 12
The District Courts


12.1If, as we recommend, the existing courts legislation is to be consolidated into a new Courts Act, the District Courts, as the primary distributors of “grass roots justice”, will obviously form a fundamental part of this exercise.

12.2In this chapter, we focus on two topics relating to the architecture of the District Courts that we sought input on in Issues Paper 29:167

12.3We also briefly discuss other provisions in the District Courts Act 1947.

167Law Commission Review of the Judicature Act 1908: Towards a consolidated Courts Act (NZLC IP29, 2012) at chapter 6.