Wellbeing Budget 2021

Securing
Our Recovery

Courts

Consistent Access to Justice Through Effective Scheduling Across the District Court and Tribunals

This initiative will provide ongoing funding for the National Scheduling Team, which supports effective and efficient scheduling for District Courts and Tribunals across New Zealand. Efficient scheduling is necessary to maximise access to justice for participants in criminal and civil procedures. This initiative will also mitigate backlogs affecting the remand population, which is a priority for the Justice sector.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Courts 1.437 1.437 1.437 1.437 5.748 -

Continuing the Interpreter and Communication Assistance Services to Maintain Access to Justice

This initiative provides additional funding to cover increasing demand for the Interpreter and Communication Assistance services. These services support equitable access for people who are otherwise unable to participate effectively in court and tribunal proceedings, and are guaranteed in legislation.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Courts 1.330 1.485 1.611 1.718 6.144 -

Ensuring Ongoing Access to the Maori Land Court Special Aid Fund

The initiative provides funding for specialist professional services that support the Maori Land Court in its decision-making and the Court's participants in overcoming barriers to retaining and/or developing their land.

Vote 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Courts 0.500 0.500 0.500 0.500 0.500 2.500 -

Maintaining the Justice System Through Addressing the Depreciation Impacts of Property Revaluations

This initiative aims to improve enduring trust in the rule of law by consistently addressing the depreciation impacts of property revaluations.

Vote 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Courts 6.359 6.359 6.359 6.359 6.359 31.795 -

Safeguarding Child Wellbeing and Building a Strong Foundation for Change in the Family Justice System

This initiative will safeguard child wellbeing when parents are separating or unable to agree caregiving arrangements by establishing a Family Court Associate role. The role will enable faster resolution of disputes in the Family Court by reducing the administrative burden of judges and registrars.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Courts 0.608 2.662 4.843 6.968 15.081 -

Supporting the Elimination of Indefinite Compulsory Treatment Orders Under the Mental Health Act 1992

This initiative will fund the costs of increased numbers of independent Mental Health review hearings required to be heard by the Family Court, due to the elimination of indefinite compulsory treatment orders.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Courts - - 2.629 2.219 4.848 -
Justice - - 1.449 1.449 2.898 -

Supporting the Tenancy Tribunal to Manage Pressures Arising from Rental Law Reforms to Better Support New Zealanders

This initiative provides additional funding to cover increasing costs and demand arising from the Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020. This Act has increased the scope of matters able to be heard by the Tenancy Tribunal, which is expected to increase the volume of applications to the Tribunal. This initiative will support tenants and landlords with access to timely resolutions and the ability to assert their legal rights without additional delays.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Courts 0.764 1.376 1.371 1.371 4.882 -

Whakaorangia Te Mana Tangata - Uplifting the Mana of Offenders, Victims and Whanau

This initiative aims to reduce the imprisonment and reoffending rates for Maori by providing funding to implement a kaitiaki-type service modelled on the Kaikohe Matariki Court. Under the Whakaorangia programme, local iwi and Maori organisations will support the needs of Maori offenders, victims and their whanau by identifying and providing suitable social, health and wellbeing services.

Vote 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 2024/25 Operating
Total
Capital
Total
Courts 1.827 1.779 1.456 1.346 6.408 -
Justice 1.777 1.774 1.879 1.864 7.294 -
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