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Court and Tribunal Hours- December 2023 & January 2024

6 Dec 2023

| Author: The Law Association

Courts and tribunals will be closed during the holiday period. All courts and tribunals will be open on Monday 15 January 2024, with some opening from Wednesday 3 January 2024. Opening hours for each court and tribunal location are listed below.

If you have any questions, call 0800 COURTS (0800 268 787).

Contact Centers close at 5pm on 22 December 2023 and re-open 8am 3 January 2024. If your matter is urgent, call 09 526-7119.


Court and Tribunal operating Hours 2023/2024

Supreme Court

Court of Appeal

High Courts

District Courts

Hearing Courts

Employment Courts

Environmental Courts

Māori Land Courts

Coronial Services

Tribunal units

Urgent applications to the Family Court

Mental Health

Arrest Courts

Electronically Monitored Bail applications

Urgent Harmful Digital Communications Act applications

Urgent High Court applications


For more information please visit: Court and Tribunal hours – December 2023 & January 2024 | New Zealand Ministry of Justice

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