Chapter 3 - Judicial appointments


Appointment by the Governor-General

A judge is appointed by warrant by the Governor-General of New Zealand. This is uncontroversial, and in line with the principle adopted in other jurisdictions.

Since there is no difference between the courts in this regard, we consider there should be a generic appointments section in a new Courts Bill enabling the Governor-General to appoint judges by warrant to any of the courts we are considering.