Media releases

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    Former Greymouth courthouse for sale

    New owners are needed for one of Greymouth’s prominent heritage buildings says Fraser Gibbs, General Manager Commercial and Property at the Ministry of Justice. The former Greymouth courthouse was built during a major period of government construction and stands testament to the importance of Greymouth and the West Coast in early...

  2. Report on New Zealand’s Human Rights Record

    The United Nations Human Rights Council’s draft Universal Periodic Review report on New Zealand has been published says Rajesh Chhana, Ministry of Justice Deputy Secretary Policy. The Universal Periodic Review is a review of New Zealand’s progress on human rights over the last five years. Justice Minister Andrew Little led the delegation...

  3. Major crime survey reaches milestone

    The Ministry of Justice’s new crime survey, “The New Zealand Crime and Victims Survey” (NZCVS) has reached its target this month of interviewing 8,000 people

  4. Historic dais to be preserved at Canterbury Museum

    Christchurch High Court’s historic dais is to be gifted to Canterbury Museum once court services move into the new Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, the Ministry of Justice and Canterbury Museum announced today. “The dais is an important part of Canterbury’s legal history and I am delighted that Canterbury Museum has...

  5. Wellington High Court reopened

    Ministry of Justice Chief Operating Officer Carl Crafar has welcomed the reopening of the Wellington High Court building at Molesworth St.

  6. Ministry reviews court cells

    We have almost completed a review of court custodial cells throughout NZ following a death of a defendant in a cell in the Papakura courthouse last year.

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    Ōamaru Courthouse to be re-opened

    The Ministry of Justice has reached an agreement with Waitaki District Council that will see court services returned to Ōamaru’s historic courthouse.