Rules regarding evidence and witnesses

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From: John finnegan

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I'd like to know if there are any rules relating to the presentation of witnesses and evidence in a disputes tribunal.
Can a party to a hearing just show up on the day of hearing with a witness and/or evidence which the tribunal hasn't been made aware of previously?
If a referee allows the testimony of the witness and/or evidence presented which is a surprise to the other party is it admissable?
Is there a rule which is publicly available regarding testimony and evidence in the disputes tribunal?
Is the party obligated to make the tribunal and other parties aware of witnesses and/or evidence before the hearing?
If there is an obligation regarding the previous what is the deadline for this?

Yours faithfully,

John finnegan

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Kia ora John,

 

Thank you for emailing the Ministry of Justice.

 

We acknowledge receipt of your request regarding Disputes Tribunal rules
concerning presentation of evidence and witnesses.

 

This has been forwarded onto the relevant business unit to respond to.

 

You can expect a response by 18/02/2022.

 

Ngā mihi,  

  Ministerial Relations and Services

Strategy, Governance and Finance
DDI: +64 4 918 8800

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Kia ora,

 

Please see attached response to your OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

Media Team

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