Chapter 2 - The present New Zealand courts


The structure of the New Zealand courts is helpfully summarised as follows on the Courts of New Zealand website.10

Diagram showing the structure of the New Zealand courts.

Courts of New Zealand “Diagram of the Courts Structure” < >. We note that the diagram abbreviates a number of aspects of the structure of the courts – for example, appeals from District Court jury trials go directly to the Court of Appeal, rather than the High Court.