The District Courts were established by the District Courts Act 1947, and their processes are governed by the District Court Rules 2014. You can find copies of Acts and Rules at legislation.govt.nz.

Pages

Jurisdiction

Commencing a claim

Statements of claim

Service

Statement of defence

Judgment by default

Defences and counterclaims

Conferences

Discovery

Preparing evidence

Preparing submissions

Attending a trial

Making submissions

Witnesses on trial

Sealing judgment, enforcement, appeals and rehearings