Epidemic Preparedness Act 2006

24 Judges may modify rules of court during epidemic: Judge modifications in particular cases

(1)

While an epidemic notice is in force, a Judge to whom subsection (2) applies (whether permanently appointed or temporary) may in any particular case modify any rule of court, and to any extent, that he or she thinks necessary in the interests of justice to take account of the effects of the quarantinable disease stated in the notice.

(2)

This subsection applies to—

(a)

a Judge of the High Court (whether acting as a Judge of the High Court or a Judge of the Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court):

(b)

an Associate Judge of the High Court:

(ba)
[Repealed]

(c)

a Judge of the Employment Court:

(d)

a District Court Judge (including a District Court Judge exercising jurisdiction of a Family Court Judge or Youth Court Judge):

(e)

a Judge of the Environment Court:

(f)

a Judge of the Māori Land Court.

(3)

A modification—

(a)

may be absolute or subject to conditions; and

(b)

may be made by stating alternative means of complying with a requirement or restriction imposed by the rules.

(4)

Subsection (3) does not limit subsection (1).

Section 24 heading: amended, on 3 November 2021, by Schedule 6 clause 9(1) of the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 42).

Section 24(2)(ba): repealed, on 3 November 2021, by Schedule 6 clause 9(2) of the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 42).

Section 24(2)(c): replaced, on 3 November 2021, by Schedule 6 clause 9(2) of the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 42).

Section 24(2)(d): replaced, on 3 November 2021, by Schedule 6 clause 9(2) of the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 42).

Section 24(2)(e): inserted, on 3 November 2021, by Schedule 6 clause 9(2) of the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 42).

Section 24(2)(f): inserted, on 3 November 2021, by Schedule 6 clause 9(2) of the COVID-19 Response (Management Measures) Legislation Act 2021 (2021 No 42).