The average waiting time for defended hearings in the family court

Zane Collins made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: Zane Collins

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I request the below :

- The average waiting time for parenting orders defended hearings in the family court by region.
- The average waiting time for protection orders defended hearings in the family court by region

Yours faithfully,

Zane Collins

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Ministry of Justice

Dear Zane

Acknowledging Receipt of your Official Information Act request of March 19th, regarding the average waiting time for defended hearings in the family court
We have passed this on to the relevant business unit and you can expect a response on or before April 20th.

Kind regards,
Taylor

Official Correspondence
Ministry of Justice
[email address] |  Justice Centre  |  19 Aitken Street  | DX Box SX 10088
Wellington  | New Zealand |  justice.govt.nz

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From: Kauri, Ariana
Ministry of Justice


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Dear Mr Collins

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request of 19 March
2020.  You have asked for:

 

o The average waiting time for parenting orders defended hearings in the
family court by region.
o The average waiting time for protection orders defended hearings in
the family court by region.

 

I just need to clarify part of your request with you, where you are
seeking "waiting time", do you mean "time to disposal"? 

Once we have heard back we will be able to progress with your OIA request.

 

Kind regards

Ariana

 

[1]Description: Description: Description: Ariana Kauri
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Media Advisor | Communications
Services
Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te
Ture
P DDI 04 466 2943
[2][email address]
| [3]justice.govt.nz

 

 

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From: Zane Collins

Dear Kauri, Ariana,

Yes, I don't think that for the parties to reach a to the stage of a defended hearing is only considered as "disposal".

I want to determine how many months/years do the parties wait to get a defended hearing since they initially file their application.

Yours sincerely,

Zane Collins

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Kia ora Mr Collins,

 

Please see attached the extension letter for your OIA regarding parenting
and protection orders in the Family Court.

 

Kind regards

Ariana

[1]Description: Description: Description: Ariana Kauri
http://justice.govt.nz/courts/shared/jus...
Media Advisor | Communications
Services
Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te
Ture
P DDI 04 466 2943 | Ext 40343
[2][email address]
| [3]justice.govt.nz

 

 

 

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Kia ora Mr Collins,

 

Please see attached the response to your Official Information Act request
regarding parenting and protection order wait times in the Family Court.

 

Kind regards

Ariana

[1]Description: Description: Description: Ariana Kauri
http://justice.govt.nz/courts/shared/jus...
Media Advisor | Communications
Services
Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te
Ture
P DDI 04 466 2943 | Ext 40343
[2][email address]
| [3]justice.govt.nz

 

 

 

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