Media release archive

This is the media release archive for releases 2017 and earlier. For current news, please see the main media release section.

  1. Historic dais to be preserved at Canterbury Museum

    Christchurch High Court’s historic dais is to be gifted to Canterbury Museum once court services move into the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, the Ministry of Justice and Canterbury Museum announced today.“The dais is an important part of Canterbury’s legal history and I am delighted that Canterbury Museum has...

  2. Wellington High Court reopened

    Ministry of Justice Chief Operating Officer Carl Crafar has welcomed the reopening of the Wellington High Court building at Molesworth St.

  3. Ministry reviews court cells

    We have almost completed a review of court custodial cells throughout NZ following a death of a defendant in a cell in the Papakura courthouse last year.

  4. oamaru courthouse

    Ōamaru Courthouse to be re-opened

    The Ministry of Justice has reached an agreement with Waitaki District Council that will see court services returned to Ōamaru’s historic courthouse.