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Appointment as a District Court Judge

If you wish to register your interest in appointment as a District Court Judge you can fill in this:

Expression of interest form [PDF, 116 KB]

or you can read more about it in this:

Information booklet [PDF, 149 KB]

Disputes Tribunal Referees - Palmerston North

There will shortly be a process for the appointment of Referees in the Palmerston North Region. Members of the public are invited to submit the names of persons who are considered suitable for appointment as Referee.

Nominations must be sent in writing or by email. They must contain the name, address, telephone number and email address of both the nominator and the person being nominated.

Once a nomination has been received, the person who is nominated will be sent an application pack with details relating to the position and how to apply for it.

Nominations are to be made to:

Principal Disputes Referee
DX SX 11159
Wellington
Ph: (04) 462 6695
email: Kelly-Lea.Brown@justice.govt.nz

Nominations must be received by this office no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 30 January 2019.

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission

Expressions of interest are invited from persons wishing to be considered for appointment as the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission. This appointment will be made by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the House of Representatives.

The Electoral Commission is an independent Crown Entity which has a constitutionally important role — Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri — as guardian of the Parliamentary electoral system.

The Commission has a board of 3 commissioners comprising:

  • a part-time Chairperson
  • a part-time Deputy Chairperson
  • a full-time Chief Electoral Officer, who is also the Chief Executive.

The Electoral Act 1993 requires the Commission to act independently in performing its functions and defines its objectives as being to administer the Parliamentary electoral system impartially, efficiently, effectively, and in a way that:

  1. facilitates participation in Parliamentary democracy
  2. promotes understanding of the electoral system
  3. maintains confidence in the administration of the Parliamentary electoral system.

The Chairperson of the board oversees the implementation of the Commission’s objectives, functions and powers.

Application documents

Position description: Chairperson of the Electoral Commission [PDF, 155 KB]

Expression of interest: Chairperson of the Electoral Commission PDF [PDF, 156 KB]

Expression of interest: Chairperson of the Electoral Commission Word [DOCX, 26 KB]

The closing date for expressions of interest is 25 January 2019.

Tenancy Adjudicator - Auckland

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Auckland area. The standard commitment is one to two days per week. Some travel for training or to provide cover in other regions may occasionally be required.

The successful applicants will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties. They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy. Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

Further information is included in the application pack:

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Auckland - Word [DOCX, 32 KB]

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Auckland - PDF [PDF, 351 KB]

For more information about the position, contact:

Tania Togiatama
PA to Principal Tenancy Adjudicator
email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz
phone: (07) 921 7478

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 21 February 2019.

Tenancy Adjudicator - Christchurch

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Christchurch area. The standard commitment is one to two days per week. Some travel for training or to provide cover in other regions may occasionally be required.

The successful applicants will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties. They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy. Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

Further information is included in the application pack:

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Christchurch - Word [DOCX, 32 KB]

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Christchurch - PDF [PDF, 351 KB]

For more information about the position, contact:

Tania Togiatama
PA to Principal Tenancy Adjudicator
email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz
phone: (07) 921 7478

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 21 February 2019.

Tenancy Adjudicator - Manawatu

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in the Manawatu area. The appointed person will be required to sit in both Whanganui and Palmerston North. This is a part time position with a standard commitment of one to two days per week.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties. They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy. Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

Further information is included in the application pack:

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Manawatu - Word [DOCX, 32 KB]

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Manawatu - PDF [PDF, 351 KB]

For more information about the position, contact:

Tania Togiatama
PA to Principal Tenancy Adjudicator
email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz
phone: (07) 921 7478

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 21 February 2019.

Tenancy Adjudicator - Rotorua & Taupo

A Tenancy Adjudicator is required for the Tenancy Tribunal in Rotorua and Taupo. This is a part time position with a standard commitment of one to two days per week. Some flexibility may be necessary to fit the demands of the roster.

The successful applicant will have a legal qualification or relevant experience in adjudication. Applicants must demonstrate a capacity for impartial adjudication, the ability to conduct a hearing professionally, and an ability to manage hearings with self-representing parties. They must also be able to demonstrate efficient work habits, good time-management and an ability to make clear, logical decisions. Good oral and written communication skills are essential, as is computer literacy. Some flexibility to travel would be beneficial.

Further information is included in the application pack:

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Rotorua & Taupo - Word [DOCX, 32 KB]

Tenancy Adjudicator application pack - Rotorua & Taupo - PDF [PDF, 351 KB]

For more information about the position, contact:

Tania Togiatama
PA to Principal Tenancy Adjudicator
email: tania.togiatama@justice.govt.nz
phone: (07) 921 7478

Applications for the position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 21 February 2019.