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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]

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]

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

Application documents

Principal Tenancy Adjudicator: Position profile [PDF, 38 KB]

Principal Tenancy Adjudicator: Expression of interest form [DOCX, 18 KB]

Applications close on Friday 21 June 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