If you have an employment problem, your first step should be to phone the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on 0800 20 90 20.

They can help both employees and employers. For example:

In most cases you can file claims in the Employment Court once the Employment Relations Authority has issued a determination. There are some cases that can be brought directly to the Employment Court.

Auckland Registry

Covering all areas north of a line drawn between New Plymouth, Taupo and Gisborne, Including Taupo and Gisborne

Auckland registry

Street address: Level 2, 41 Federal Street, Auckland (cnr Federal and Wyndham Streets)

Postal address: DX CX10086, Auckland
(You can use post office boxes and stamped envelopes to send to DX addresses, as you would for standard post)

Phone: 09 916 6359
Fax: 09 916 9090

Resident judges:

  • Judge M E Perkins
  • Judge J C Holden

Registrar:

Mima Bobot
Phone: 09 916 6359
mima.bobot@justice.govt.nz
Emergency phone: 027 295 6673

Wellington and Christchurch Registries

Covering all areas south of a line drawn between New Plymouth, Taupo and Gisborne, including New Plymouth

Christchurch registry matters are handled by the Wellington registry.

Wellington and Christchurch registries 

Street address: Level 5, District Court Building, 43-49 Ballance Street, Wellington

Postal address: DX SX 10009, Wellington
(You can use post office boxes and stamped envelopes to send to DX addresses, as you would for standard post)

Phone: 04 495 8465
Fax: 04 918 8303

Resident judges:

  • Chief Judge Christina Inglis
  • Judge B A Corkill
  • Judge K G Smith - based in Christchurch

Registrar:

Joseph Buckton
Phone: 04 918 8313
joseph.buckton@justice.govt.nz
Emergency phone : 021 946 790

Manager Justice Services - Employment, Environment and Coronial

Harry Johnson
Phone: 09 916 9166
harry.johnson@justice.govt.nz

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