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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]

Human Rights Review Tribunal Deputy Chairpersons

Applications are invited from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as a part-time Deputy Chairperson of the Human Rights Review Tribunal based in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.

The Human Rights Review Tribunal hears and determines proceedings lodged pursuant to the Human Rights Act 1993 (the Act), 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.  The principal matters considered by the Tribunal concern privacy issues, human rights, discrimination and health and disability issues.  The Tribunal has jurisdiction to award damages of up to $350,000 and to declare an enactment inconsistent with the right to freedom from discrimination as affirmed by the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990.

The Act provides that for any particular case the Tribunal must comprise:

  • the Chairperson and/or a Deputy Chairperson
  • two other persons appointed by the Chairperson for the purposes of each hearing from the Panel maintained by the Minister of Justice under section 101 of the Act.

Position profile [DOCX, 23 KB]

Expression of Interest and declaration form [DOCX, 33 KB]

Further information for potential applicants [DOCX, 62 KB]

Please forward your completed expression of interest form, current curriculum vitae and referees to:

Gavin Duffy
Ministry of Justice
DX SX10088
WELLINGTON

or email gavin.duffy@justice.govt.nz

Applications close 5.00 p.m. Friday 22 February 2019.

Tenancy Adjudicator - Auckland

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Auckland area. The standard commitment is one to two days per week. Some travel for training or to provide cover in other regions may occasionally be required.

The successful applicants will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties. They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy. Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

Further information is included in the application pack:

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Auckland - Word [DOCX, 32 KB]

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Auckland - PDF [PDF, 351 KB]

For more information about the position, contact:

Tania Togiatama
PA to Principal Tenancy Adjudicator
email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz
phone: (07) 921 7478

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 21 February 2019.

Tenancy Adjudicator - Christchurch

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Christchurch area. The standard commitment is one to two days per week. Some travel for training or to provide cover in other regions may occasionally be required.

The successful applicants will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties. They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy. Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

Further information is included in the application pack:

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Christchurch - Word [DOCX, 32 KB]

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Christchurch - PDF [PDF, 351 KB]

For more information about the position, contact:

Tania Togiatama
PA to Principal Tenancy Adjudicator
email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz
phone: (07) 921 7478

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 21 February 2019.

Tenancy Adjudicator - Manawatu

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Manawatu area. The appointed person will be required to sit in both Whanganui and Palmerston North. This is a part time position with a standard commitment of one to two days per week.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties. They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy. Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

Further information is included in the application pack:

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Manawatu - Word [DOCX, 32 KB]

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Manawatu - PDF [PDF, 351 KB]

For more information about the position, contact:

Tania Togiatama
PA to Principal Tenancy Adjudicator
email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz
phone: (07) 921 7478

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 21 February 2019.

Tenancy Adjudicator - Rotorua & Taupo

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in Rotorua and Taupo. This is a part time position with a standard commitment of one to two days per week. Some flexibility may be necessary to fit the demands of the roster.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties. They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy. Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

Further information is included in the application pack:

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Rotorua & Taupo - Word [DOCX, 32 KB]

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Rotorua & Taupo - PDF [PDF, 351 KB]

For more information about the position, contact:

Tania Togiatama
PA to Principal Tenancy Adjudicator
email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz
phone: (07) 921 7478

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 21 February 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 20 February 2019.

Referees, Disputes Tribunal - Dunedin

There will shortly be a process for the appointment of Referees in the Dunedin 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 Friday 15 February 2019.