5.1 Supreme Court

Supreme Court hearings are all recorded and streamed on request to the media room in the front foyer of the court.

Media may either sit in the public gallery or make use of the media room. There are six seats in the public gallery that are specially equipped for the media with a fitted desk and plugs for laptops. If it is expected that the public gallery will be full these seats are reserved for the media.

Audio and film footage can be taken via the equipment in the media room. Please apply to use these recordings with the application for in-court media coverage and follow the guidelines laid out in section three. 

Access to the media room can be provided the day before the hearing to set up equipment if necessary.

Please be aware when the Supreme Court is sitting it is necessary to pass through security screening to enter the building.

Normal sitting hours: 10.00am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 1.00pm, 2.15pm – 4.00pm

To contact the Supreme Court Registry Office:

  • email: supremecourt@justice.govt.nz
  • phone 04 918 8222

The Supreme Court Media Guidelines can be found in Appendix C.

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