213 Commissioner may require security for costs

(1)

The Commissioner may require a party to proceedings to give security for the costs of the proceedings if the Commissioner is satisfied that—

(a)

the party does not reside, and does not carry on business, in New Zealand; or

(b)

there is reason to believe that the party will be unable to pay the costs of the other party if unsuccessful in the proceedings.

(2)

If the party does not give the security required, the Commissioner may treat the proceedings as abandoned by the party and determine the matter accordingly.

Compare: 1953 No 64 s 95(2)