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High Court

JurisdictionGiven wide jurisdiction by s16 of the Judicature Act 1908 and many other Acts. Any case outside of the jurisdiction of the District Court may be commenced in the High Court. Hears appeals from the District Court and various other bodies.
Governing legislationEstablished by the Judicature Act 1908
Administering bodyMinistry of Justice
Contact detailsSee the Courts contact page and choose the court you want to contact.
AvailabilityNZLII (1847-1980 selected, comprehensive 1980 onwards); Judicial Decisions Online (2003 onwards)
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Reported inDecisions may be reported in a wide range of general or subject-specific Law Reports
NoteCalled the Supreme Court prior to 1980.