Court holiday dates, Christmas-New Year 2011-12

Northern Region

High Courts

Auckland, Whangārei
Close: 5pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

District Courts

Auckland, Manukau, North Shore, Waitakere,Whangārei
Close: 3pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

Dargaville, Kaikohe, Kaitaia, Papakura, Pukekohe
Close: 5pm, Thursday 22 December
Open: 9am, Monday 9 January

Warkworth
Closes: 3:30pm, Wednesday 21 December
Opens: 10am, Tuesday 10 January


Central Region

High Courts

Gisborne, Hamilton, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Tauranga, Whanganui
Close: 5pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

District Courts

Gisborne, Napier, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Rotorua, Tauranga
Close: 5pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

Hastings,Whanganui
Close: 3pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

Dannevirke, Feilding, Hawera, Huntly, Levin, Marton, Morrinsville, Opotiki, Taihape, Taumarunui, Taupō, Te Awamutu, Te Kuiti, Thames, Tokoroa, Waihi, Waipukurau, Wairoa, Whakatane
Close: 5pm, Thursday 22 December
Open: 9am, Monday 9 January


Southern Region

Supreme Court

Closes: 5pm, Friday 23 December
Opens: 9am, Monday 9 January

Court of Appeal

Closes: 3pm, Friday 23 December
Opens: 9am, Monday 9 January

High Courts

Blenheim, Christchurch, Dunedin, Greymouth, Invercargill, Masterton, Nelson, Timaru, Wellington
Close: 5pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

District Courts

Blenheim, Christchurch, Dunedin, Greymouth, Invercargill, Nelson, Masterton, Timaru
Close: 5pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

Lower Hutt, Porirua, Wellington
Close: 3pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

Queenstown
Close: 5pm, Thursday 22 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

Alexandra, Ashburton, Balclutha, Chatham Islands, Gore, Kaikoura, Oamaru, Rangiora, Upper Hutt, Westport, Whataroa
Close: 5pm, Thursday 22 December
Open: 9am, Monday 9 January


Special Jurisdictions

All Employment and Environment Courts

Close: 3pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

Māori Land Courts

Close: 5pm, Friday 23 December
Open: 9am, Wednesday 4 January

Urgent Family Court applications over the holiday period

Family Courts will provide a national service for urgent applications over the Christmas-New Year holiday period with a duty Family Court judge available in each region (Northern, Central and Southern) and staff available in cluster courts. If the nearest court for filing is a satellite court and it is not open, applications can be filed at the nearest cluster court, which will then forward the application to the duty judge. All courts will notify local practitioners of the particular arrangements for their court and relevant contact details. The date on which each court reopens after the statutory holidays is shown below. It would be particularly helpful for court staff and the duty judges if, between Christmas and New Year, draft orders and warrants were typed and filed with the application.