Court of Appeal


Hears appeals from cases originally heard in the lower courts. In some instances lower courts may ask the Court of Appeal for an opinion on matters before them.

Governing legislation

Established as a permanent court in 1958 following the 1957 amendment to the Judicature Act 1908.

Contact details

Cnr Molesworth & Aitken StreetsCourt of Appeal of New ZealandDX SX11223WellingtonTel: 0800 268 787Overseas: +64 9 583 1900Email: [email protected]


Judicial Decisions Online (2003 onwards), searchable only; NZLII 1988 onwards. Case summaries are available from the Courts of New Zealand website; supplied by Thompson Reuters Judgment Service (1986 onward).

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Decisions may be reported in a wide range of general or subject specific law reporter series'.