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Appointment as Principal Tenancy Adjudicator

Expressions of interests are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Principal Tenancy Adjudicator under the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.  The primary function of the Tribunal is to deal with disputes between tenants and landlords over a wide range of matters affecting residential property.  The appointee will be responsible for ensuring the orderly and expeditious discharge of the business of the Tenancy Tribunal throughout New Zealand.

The Principal Tenancy Adjudicator is appointed by the Governor-General on the joint recommendation of the Minister of Justice and the Minister of Housing and Urban Development .  Appointment is for up to five years but may be renewed.

Section 67 of the Act requires the Principal Adjudicator to have held a practising certificate as a barrister or solicitor of the High Court for at least five years, or an equivalent qualification.

In addition to highly developed professional skills and an interest in less formal means of dispute resolution, it is expected that the successful candidate will have proven abilities in the following:

  • Resource and Operations Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Strategic Management

Principal Tenancy Adjudicator position description [DOC, 41 KB]

Principal Tenancy Adjudicator Expression of Interest form [DOC, 35 KB]

Applications close on Friday 23 August 2019

Please email your expression of interest, declaration and current curriculum vitae to phil.gini@justice.govt.nz or post to:

Phil Gini
Statutory and Judicial Appointments Unit
Ministry of Justice

Appointment as a District Court Judge

If you wish to register your interest in appointment as a District Court Judge you can fill in this:

Expression of interest form [PDF, 116 KB]

or you can read more about it in this:

Information booklet [PDF, 149 KB]

Appointment to the High Court Bench

If you wish to register your interest in appointment as a High Court Judge or Associate Judge you can fill in this form:

Expression of interest form [DOCX, 26 KB]

or you can read more about the protocol here:

Appointments protocol [PDF, 164 KB]

Human Rights Review Tribunal Panel Members

Expressions of interest are invited from persons who wish to be considered for the role of part-time Panel Member of the Human Rights Review Tribunal.

The Tribunal hears and determines proceedings under the Human Rights Act 1993, the Privacy Act 1993 and the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 after complaints have first been dealt with by the Human Rights Commission, the Privacy Commissioner and the Health and Disability Commissioner pursuant to their respective Acts.

Panel members will have knowledge of, or experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Different aspects of matters likely to come before the Tribunal;
  • New Zealand law, or the law of another country, or international law, on human rights;
  • Public administration, or the law relating to public administration;
  • Current economic, employment, or social issues; and
  • Cultural issues and the needs and aspirations (including life experiences) of different communities of interest and population groups in New Zealand society.

Application documents

HRRT Panel Members: Position description [PDF, 29 KB]

HRRT Panel Members: Expression of interest [PDF, 65 KB]

HRRT Panel Members: Expression of interest [DOCX, 17 KB]

Applicants should complete the Expression of Interest form and post or email it, together with a current curriculum vitae and covering letter summarising your reasons for seeking appointment to the Panel to:


or posted to:

Ministry of Justice
SX 10088

Attention – Appointments Unit

Expressions of interest close 5.00 p.m. on Friday 23 August 2019.

Referees, Disputes Tribunal - Christchurch

There will shortly be a process for the appointment of Referees in the Christchurch Region. Members of the public are invited to submit the names of persons who are considered suitable for appointment as Referee.

Nominations must be sent in writing or by email. They must contain the name, address, telephone number and email address of both the nominator and the person being nominated.

Once a nomination has been received, the person who is nominated will be sent an application pack with details relating to the position and how to apply for it.

Nominations are to be made to:

Principal Disputes Referee
DX SX11159
Wellington 6011
Ph: (04) 462 6695
email Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz

Nominations must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 21 August 2019.