The district court in auckland is at 69 albert street in the city. You usually have to go through a metal detector at the front door and sometimes the security will ask to check you with a detector wand. This is obviously for everyones safety and protection. As you go up the first escalator you are coming up to the first floor courts. Courts 1 and 2 are usually for list courts and the registrars court is usually court 5. The registrar will usually deal with all uncontested first appearances that is cases where there is no opposition to bail and the case can simply be remanded to another court date. If a person in the registrars court wishes to plead guilty their case will be moved through to a judges court so that the plea can be entered. The judges list courts deal with people who are in custody and cases where ther is an issue that requires an oral hearing to determine a bail issue for instance. The judges courts also deal with all indictable cases involving plea inquiries prior to committal and aslo deal with staus hearings prior to summary trials. There will also be summary trial courts operating dealing with all prosecutions by govedrnment departments including police winz and hnz.
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