Media centre

Welcome to the Ministry of Justice Media Centre where you can find media contacts for the Ministry of Justice and New Zealand’s judges.

Ministry, policy, tribunals, fines

If you have media questions about the Ministry, policy, specialist courts and tribunals, fines, reparation. See below for inquiries about:

Email: media@justice.govt.nz

Antony Paltridge
Team Leader Media and External Relations
Phone: 04 918 8980
Mobile: 027 689 0667

Julia Goode
Senior Media Adviser
Phone: 04 918 8836
Mobile: 021 636 416

Treaty settlements

If you have media questions about historic Treaty of Waitangi claims and the Marine and Coastal Areas Act.

Email: otsmedia@justice.govt.nz

Phone: 04 5249183

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Senior Courts judiciary

If you have media questions about the work of the judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and the High Court.

Cate Brett
Chief Advisor Judicial Development and Communications
Judicial Office for Senior Courts
Phone: (04) 466 3437
Email: cate.brett@courts.govt.nz or judicialoffice@courts.govt.nz

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District Court judiciary

If you have media questions about the judges of the District Court, including the judges of the Family Court and Youth Court:

Email: media@justice.govt.nz

Marie McNicholas
Strategic Communications Adviser to the Chief District Court Judge
Phone: 04 466 1323
Mobile: 027 882 2225

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Coroners Courts

If you have media questions about coroners, coronial inquiries and inquests, and coronial findings:

Email: media@justice.govt.nz

Julia Goode
Senior Media Adviser to the Chief Coroner
Phone: 04 918 8836
Mobile: 021 636 416

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Other justice-sector agencies

We work with a number of other justice sector agencies who are responsible for investigating crime, crime prevention, prosecuting people who break the law, and then implementing the sentences given by the court.  If you have media questions about these issues you need to call:

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