Court hearing schedules

The public can sit in most court rooms while a case is being heard. This is part of New Zealand having an open justice system.

You can find out what cases are being heard at many of our courts.

District Courts – criminal

Most District Courts will display court lists of cases in the public area of the court.

You can find out when your case is being heard by calling 0800 COURTS (0800 268 787) between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday or by asking at the court.

District Courts – civil

Most District Courts will display court lists of cases in the public area of the court.

You can find out when your case is being heard by calling 0800 COURTS (0800 268 787) between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday to Friday or by asking at the court.

Māori Land Court & Māori Appellate Court

You can find out what cases are being heard by reading the Māori Land Court National Pānui or by asking 1 of our offices.

Māori Land Court (external link)

High Court

You can find out what cases are being heard by reading the daily list for the High Court or by asking at the court.

Daily list for the High Court (external link)

Court of Appeal

You can find out what cases are being heard by reading the daily list for the Court of Appeal or by asking at the court

Daily list for the Court of Appeal (external link)

Supreme Court

You can find out what cases are being heard by reading the daily list for the Supreme Court or by asking at the court

Daily list for the Supreme Court (external link)

Other courts

Hearings at the Family Court and Youth Court are not open to the public.

Tribunal hearing schedules

Some tribunals publish hearing schedules.

Find a tribunal

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