The information detailed in this section applies generally to all courts. However, the Māori Land Court, Environment Court and Coroners Court have additional or special provisions regarding access to court information, which are in section 7.0.
The laws and rules around access to records held by a court attempt to balance the principle of open justice, and the public's right to know, against the principle of individual privacy.
The registrar will provide access to court information where legislation allows. This will usually be done on the authority of the registrar, but some cases may be referred to a judge.
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