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This list is in alphabetical order by town. You may click on the location to find the address of the Court in that town.

Alexandra, Ashburton, Auckland High, Auckland District, Balclutha, Blenheim, Chatham Islands, Christchurch High, Christchurch District, Court of Appeal, Dannevirke, Dargaville, Dunedin, Feilding, Gisborne, Gore, Greymouth, Hamilton, Hastings, Hawera, Huntly, Hutt Valley, Invercargill, Kaikohe, Kaikoura, Kaitaia, Levin, Lower Hutt, Manukau, Marton, Masterton, Morrinsville, Napier, Nelson, New Plymouth, North Shore, Oamaru, Opotiki, Palmerston North, Papakura, Porirua, Pukekohe, Queenstown, Rangiora, Rotorua, Ruatoria, Supreme Court, Taihape, Taumarunui, Taupo, Tauranga, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Thames, Timaru, Tokoroa, Upper Hutt, Waihi, Waipukurau, Wairoa, Waitakere, Warkworth, Wellington High,Wellington District, Westport, Whakatane, Whanganui, Whangarei, Whataroa

You can find more information about opening hours and how to get to each District Court on the following website: http://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/district/district/the-courts/map.

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Please note that the Ministry now uses DX box numbers instead of PO Box numbers.  You can still put mail addressed to a DX number into a Post Office mail box.

Alexandra District Court

Kelman Street
DX: ZX10312 ALEXANDRA
Phone: 0800 268 787
International: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 440 0061

Email: alexandra.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Ashburton District Court

Baring Square West
DX: WX10605 ASHBURTON
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 307 9070

Email: ashburton.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Auckland District Court

Cnr Kingston & Albert St
DX: CX10024 AUCKLAND
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 916 9153

Email: auckland.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Auckland High Court

Cnr Waterloo Quadrant & Parliament Street
DX: CX10222 AUCKLAND
Telephone: 0-9 916 9600
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax:

  • Civil: 0-9 916 9611
  • Criminal: 0-9 916 9612

Email: AucklandHC@justice.govt.nz

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Balclutha District Court

The Balclutha District Court closed on 31 March  2014. All Balclutha court services have been permanently transferred to the Dunedin District Court. Please phone 0800 268 787 for further details.

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Blenheim High/District Court

58 Alfred Street
DX: WX10502 BLENHEIM
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3-520 9251

Email: blenheim.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Chatham Islands District Court

Waitangi-Tuku Road
Private Bag CHATHAM ISLANDS
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 305 0410

Email: wellington.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Christchurch District Court

85 Armagh Street
DX: WX10021 CHRISTCHURCH
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 962 4301
Collections Phone: 03 962 4395
Collections Fax: 03 962 4297
Family Fax: 03 962 4303

Email: christchurch.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Christchurch High Court

282 Durham Street
DX: WX10021 CHRISTCHURCH
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 962 4302

Email: christchurchHC@justice.govt.nz

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Court of Appeal of New Zealand

Cnr Molesworth & Aitken Streets
DX: SX11223 WELLINGTON
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Emergency contact: 027 2411 755 
Fax: 0-4 914 3570

Email: Courtofappeal@justice.govt.nz

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Dannevirke District Court

5 - 7 Gordon Street
DX: PX10066 DANNEVIRKE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 374 4531

Email: dannevirke.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Dargaville District Court

On 22 March 2013 the Dargaville District Court became a hearing only court.  The registry office for Dargaville is the Whangarei District Court.

45 Hokianga Road
DX: AX10086 WHANGAREI
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 983 5461

Email: dannevirke.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Dunedin High/District Court

Dunbar Street
YX10176
DUNEDIN
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 471 5176
Family Fax: 03 471 5178
High Ct Fax: 03 471 5195

Email: dunedin.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Feilding District Court

The Feilding District Court closed on 1 March 2013. All Feilding court services have been permanently transferred to the Palmerston North District Court. Please phone 0800 268 787, or +64 9 583 1900 from overseas, for further details.

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Gisborne High/District Court

Customhouse Street
DX: PX10091 GISBORNE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 869 0351

Email: gisborne.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Gore District Court

6 Hokonui Drive
DX: YX10143 GORE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 209 0031

Email: gore.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Greymouth High/District Court

60 Guinness Street
DX: WX10403 GREYMOUTH
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 769 9131

Email: greymouth.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Hamilton High/District Court

Cnr Anglesea & Bridge Street
DX: GX10076 HAMILTON
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 957 7802
Family Fax: 07 957 7801

Email: hamilton.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Hastings District Court

102 Eastbourne Street West
DX: MX10008 HASTINGS
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 974 7345

Email: hastings.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Hawera District Court

64 - 68 Princes Street
DX: NX10042 HAWERA
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 278 2081

Email: hawera.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Huntly District Court

4 - 6 Glasgow Street
DX: GX10161 HUNTLY
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 828 2011

Email: huntly.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Hutt Valley District Court

Laings Road
DX: SX10057 LOWER HUTT
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-4 914 3141
Family Fax: 04 914 3147

Email: huttvalley.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Invercargill High/District Court

State Insurance Buiding
Don Street
DX: YX10218 INVERCARGILL
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 211 0651
Family Fax: 0-3 211 0652

Email: invercargill.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Kaikohe District Court

Station Road
DX: AX10011 KAIKOHE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 401 5021

Email: kaikohe.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Kaikoura District Court

The Kaikoura District Court burned down (due to arson) in 2010.  Hearings are now held at the Kaikoura Memorial Centre, 34 Esplanade, Kaikoura 7300.‎

The registry office is the Blenheim District Court:

58 Alfred Street
DX: WX10502 BLENHEIM
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3-520 9251

Email: blenheim.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Kaitaia District Court

Redan Road
DX: AX10023 KAITAIA
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 408 9061

Email: kaitaia.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Levin District Court

9 Bristol Street
DX: PX10104 LEVIN
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 366 0410

Email: levin.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Lower Hutt District Court

On 22 March 2013 the Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt District Courts were reconstituted as the Hutt Valley District Court. Please see Hutt Valley above.

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Manukau District Court

30 Manukau Station Rd
DX: EX11008 MANUKAU
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 916 2601
Collections: 0-9 916 2700
Fax: 0-9 916 2701
Family Fax: 0-9 916 2654

Email: manukau.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Marton District Court

On 22 March 2013 the Marton District Court became a hearing only court.  The registry office for Marton is the Whanganui District Court.

23 - 27 Stewart Street
DX: PX10280 WHANGANUI
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 349 0741

Email: marton.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Masterton High/District Court

Cnr Dixon Street & Park Avenue
DX: PX10022 MASTERTON
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 370 0247

Email: masterton.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Morrinsville District Court

31 Moorehouse Street
DX: GX10127 MORRINSVILLE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 889 8301

Email: morrinsville.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Napier High/District Court

251 Hastings Street
DX: MX10101 NAPIER
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 974 6025
Family Fax: 0-6 974 6010
DX:MP70003

Email: napier.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Nelson High/District Court

200 Bridge Street
DX: WX10725 NELSON
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 989 2501
Collections Ph: 0-3 989 2521
Collections Fax: 0-3 989 2501

Email: nelson.dc@justice.govt.nz

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New Plymouth High/District Court

Cnr Robe & Powderham Streets
DX: NX10061 NEW PLYMOUTH
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 968 6501

Email: newplymouth.dc@justice.govt.nz

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North Shore District Court

Cnr of Don McKinnon Drive and Corinthian Drive
DX: BX10644
ALBANY
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 916 5749
Family Fax: 09 916 5840
DX BP61715

Email: northshore.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Oamaru District Court

On 1 March 2013 the Oamaru District Court became a hearing only court.  The registry office for Oamaru is the Timaru District Court.

88 Thames Street
DX: WX10639 TIMARU
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 03 687 9292

Email: oamaru.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Opotiki District Court

On 22 March 2013 the Opotiki District Court became a hearing only court.  The registry office for Opotiki is the Whakatane District Court.

Cnr Church & Elliot Streets
DX: JX10575 WHAKATANE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 306 0201

Email: opotiki.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Palmerston North High/District Court

486 Main Street East
DX: PX10031 PALMERSTON NORTH
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 952 6202
Family Fax: 06 952 6246

Email: palmerston.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Papakura District Court

Cnr Great South Road & Woods Street
DX: EX10945 PAPAKURA
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 916 9441

Email: papakura.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Porirua District Court

4 Hagley Street
SX10018 PORIRUA
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-4 914 3262

Email: porirua.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Pukekohe District Court

Stadium Drive
DX: EX11019 PUKEKOHE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 237 0145

Email: pukekohe.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Queenstown District Court

36 Stanley Street
DX: ZX10316 QUEENSTOWN
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 441 0201
(Part time from Alexandra Court)

Email: queenstown.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Rangiora District Court

The Rangiora District Court closed on 31 March 2014. All Rangiora court services have been permanently transferred to the Christchurch District Court. Please phone 0800 268 787 for further details.

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Rotorua High/District Court

Cnr Arawa & Tutanekai Streets
DX: JX10550 ROTORUA
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 921 7401
Family Fax: 0-7 921 7403

Email: rotorua.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Ruatoria District Court

C/- Local Court Manager
Gisborne High/District Court
PX10091 GISBORNE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: via Gisborne Court 06 867 4827

Email: ruatoria.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Supreme Court

Registrar: Gordon Thatcher
Telephone: 0-4-918 8222
Facsimile: 0-4-914 3560
Postal: SX11224
Wellington

Email: supremecourt@justice.govt.nz

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Taihape District Court

10 Tui Street
DX: PA85002 TAIHAPE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 388 1761

Email: taihape.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Taumarunui District Court

Miriama Street
DX: GX10170 TAUMARUNUI
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 896 0011

Email: taumarunui.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Taupo District Court

Story Place
DX: PX10105 TAUPO
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 376 0301

Email: taupo.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Tauranga High/District Court

Cameron House: 46 Cameron Road (Criminal Registry)

McLean House, 23 McLean Street (Collections, Family and Civil Registries)

DX: HX11034 TAURANGA
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 928 7208
Family Fax: 0-7 928 7209

Email: tauranga.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Te Awamutu District Court

On 22 March 2013 the Te Awamutu District Court became a hearing only court.  The registry office for Te Awamutu is the Hamilton District Court.

35 Roche Street
DX: GX10076 HAMILTON
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 957 7802

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Te Kuiti District Court

On 22 March 2013 the Te Kuiti District Court became a hearing only court.  The registry office for Te Kuiti is the Hamilton District Court.

Queen Street
DX: GX10076 HAMILTON
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 957 7802

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Thames District Court

505 Queen Street
DX: GX10162 THAMES
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 868 0051

Email: thames.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Timaru High/District Court

12 - 14 North Street
DX: WX10639 TIMARU
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 687 9292

Email: timaru.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Tokoroa District Court

Bridge Street
DX: GX10171 TOKOROA
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 885 0061

Email: tokoroa.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Upper Hutt District Court

On 22 March 2013 the Upper Hutt and Lower Hutt District Courts were reconstituted as the Hutt Valley District Court. Please see Hutt Valley above.

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Waihi District Court

On 22 March 2013 the Waihi District Court became a hearing only court.  The registry office for Waihi is the Thames District Court.

Kenny Street
DX: GX 10162 THAMES
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 868 0051

Email: thames.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Waipukurau District Court

On 22 March 2013 the Waipukurau District Court became a hearing only court.  The registry office for Waipukurau is the Hastings District Court.

Cnr Joseph Street & River Terrace
DX: MX10008 HASTINGS
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 974 7345

Email: waipukurau.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Wairoa District Court

Queen Street
DX: PX10108 WAIROA
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 838 9021

Email: wairoa.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Waitakere District Court (formerly Henderson)

9 - 11 Ratanui Street
DX: CX10251 HENDERSON
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 916 5333
Collections Ph: 09 916 5231
Collections Fax: 09 916 5248

Email: waitakere.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Warkworth District Court

The Warkworth District Court closed on 1 March 2013. All Warkworth court services have been permanently transferred to the North Shore District Court. Please phone 0800 268 787 for further details.

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Wellington District Court

43 - 49 Ballance Street, Lambton Quay
DX: SX11166 WELLINGTON
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-4 918 8052
DX:SX11166

Email: wellington.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Wellington High Court

2 Molesworth Street
DX: SX11199 WELLINGTON
Telephone: 0-4 914 3600
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-4 914 3603

Email: WellingtonHC@justice.govt.nz

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Westport District Court

11 Wakefield Street
DX: WX10421 WESTPORT
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-3 788 9015

Email: westport.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Whakatane District Court

Pyne Street
DX: JX10575 WHAKATANE
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-7 306 0201

Email: whakatane.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Whanganui High/District Court

Cnr 10 Market Place & Bates Street
PX10280 WHANGANUI
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-6 349 0741
Family Fax: 06 349 0741
DX:PA87050

Email: wanganui.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Whangarei High/District Court

103 - 107 Bank Street
DX: AX10087 WHANGAREI
Telephone: 0800 268 787
Telephone from overseas: +64 9 583 1900
Fax: 0-9 983 5461
Family Fax: 0-9 983 5476

Email: whangarei.dc@justice.govt.nz

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Whataroa Court

The Whataroa District Court closed on 1 March 2013. All Whataroa court services have been permanently transferred to the Greymouth District Court. Please phone 0800 268 787, or +64 9 583 1900 from overseas, for further details.