The Auckland District Court is temporarily closed as it is currently without power.
Applications close 1 July 2016.
Consultation closes 25 July 2016.
Issue 03 published June 2016.
Carl Crafar has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO). 2 June 2016.
School students act in justice career roles. 23 May 2016.
Government inquiry into Tony Douglas Robertson's management before and after his release from prison in 2013.
Law Society recognises Megan Paish for community contribution.
A bold new inter-agency initiative that is using data and evidence to support crime prevention.
We are seeking comment from the legal profession on the proposed addition and changes. Please make your feedback by 15 June 2016.
Applications close on 20 May 2016.
Media release posted Monday 4 April 2016.
The Ministry has released an animated video that explains how victims of crime can expect to be treated.
We have reached an agreement with Waitaki District Council that will see court services returned to Ōamaru’s historic courthouse.
Senior Public Defence Service lawyer Hermann Retzlaff appointed Attorney-General for Samoa.
Issue 02 published March 2016.
Read the summary of submissions from the public consultation about the Government’s review of family violence laws.
Qualitative evaluation of Family Dispute Resolution service and mandatory self-representation.
The Legal Services Commissioner’s decision and response to the review of criminal fixed fees is now published.
The business case for strengthening Dunedin's historic courthouse has been released under the Official Information Act.
The Ministry of Justice is introducing new resources to support the use of te reo Māori in court.
Issue 01 of our quarterly newsletter.
Dr Ian Lambie, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at the University of Auckland, has been appointed to the role of Justice Sector Science Advisor.
Law Talk item - reflection on our courts and the opportunities going forward.
Justice and Courts Minister Amy Adams announced that Cabinet has agreed to the strengthening and restoration of Dunedin’s historic courthouse.
Choosing the right decision-making body. Published 17 November 2015.
Manage a website, forum or app that others can post to? Find out about Safe Harbour.
District courts text message reminder service goes live.
This is your chance to tell the Ombudsman about your experience of making OIA requests to us.
Submissions close 7 December 2015.
Published 20 October 2015.
Published 19 October 2015.
The latest New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS) released 7 October 2014 shows personal and household crime has reduced by a third over five years, Justice Minister Amy Adams says.
If you run a website, blog or other online forum other people can post comments or content to, one option is to follow the ‘safe harbour’ process.
Justice Minister Amy Adams has opened the upgraded Manukau District Courthouse after a $51 million makeover that future-proofs one of the country’s busiest courthouses.
The Attorney-General wishes to hear from suitably qualified persons who would like to be considered for appointment as an Acting District Court Judge, with a jury warrant, based in Manukau. Applications close 16 October 2015.
The Minister of Justice launched the Victims Code at the Red Raincoat Conference in Napier on Saturday 19 September.
A settlement with Tarakani iwi last weekend is an important step forward.
Successful third readings for Te Hiku and Te Kawerau ā Maki.
Temporary changes to New Zealand’s alcohol licensing are now in effect.
Published 26 August 2015.
A draft report on New Zealand’s performance under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination has been released for public comment. Closes 28 September 2015.
Justice Minister Amy Adams and Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga have appointed Mel Smith CNZM to conduct an inquiry under the provisions of the Inquiries Act 2013 into the handling of the Tony Robertson case.
Information about the new law that tackles cyberbullying and other modern forms of harassment and intimidation.
Published 14 July 2015.
New regulations for State-funded employers and people who work with children start from 1 July.
The Minister of Justice has granted two class exemptions under the AML/CFT Act for reporting entities who transact with certain types of defined managing intermediaries.
Information for Ministry of Justice and Court clients.
New guidelines to help people and organisations that work with children to prevent child abuse and neglect are available on the Children's Action Plan website.
Justice Minister Hon Amy Adams announced the new National Home Safety Service will be delivered by the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuges.
The Ministry of Justice Annual Report for the 2013/14 year is now available.
This guide takes you through a 5-step checklist that will help you decide whether it is OK to share a young person’s information.
Ministry of Justice Statement of Intent has been released.
The District Court Rules 2014 are coming into force on 1 July. Go to the Civil Justice website find out how this impacts civil claims.
link to Alcohol Minimum Pricing report