Going to Court

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Going to Court

What happens at court?

The most important thing to understand is that, by representing yourself, you’ll be able to articulate your reasons for needing a driver’s licence. It won’t take long, and the judge is likely to appreciate hearing directly from you as well as the effort you’re making by being there. You’re a real person with real commitments to your job and supporting your dependents, not just a name on a piece of paper.

If you really don’t want to speak to the judge in court, however, let us know and we’ll arrange an alternative.

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How long will the hearing take?

Hearings are usually only 10 minutes.

If you are called to appear in the daily list for 10am, you can expect to not get heard for an hour or two as there will be important matters that the court needs to get out of the way. Assaults, DIC convictions, and other matters that are outstanding have to be done first. Your matter is tiny!

So, for a 10am start time, it might take until 11:30am to get heard, and then 10 minutes for the hearing. Then you are done. Once your case is excused by the judge, the registrar will take an additional 30 minutes to seal your court order.

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Be prepared

There are FIVE primary documents required to complete and bring to court, which we provide for you, and you will need FIVE copies of each.  

Please note: As part of our document bundle, you’ll receive our court process guide. This is a comprehensive guide that walks you through every single step in detail.

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Chatham Islands District Court
Waitangi Tuku Road, Chatham Islands 8016
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Invercargill District Court
35 Don Street, Invercargill 9810
Southland
South Island
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Dunedin District Court
1 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016
Otago
South Island
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Alexandra District Court
4/6 Kelman Street, Alexandra 9360
Otago
South Island
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Ashburton District Court
127 Cameron Street, Ashburton 7700
Canterbury
South Island
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Westport District Court
11 Wakefield Street, Westport 7825
West Coast
South Island
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Wairoa District Court
108 Queen Street, Wairoa 4108
Hawke's Bay
North Island
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Waipukurau District Court Hearing Centre
Saint Joseph Street, Waipukurau 4200
Hawke's Bay
North Island
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Timaru District Court
14 North Street, Timaru 7910
Canterbury
South Island
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Gore District Court
6 Hokonui Drive S.H. 1, Gore 9710
Southland
South Island
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Queenstown District Court
36 Stanley Street, Queenstown 9300
Otago
South Island
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Christchurch District Court
20 Lichfield Street, Christchurch Central, Canterbury 8011
Canterbury
South Island
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Porirua District Court
4 Hagley Street, Porirua 5022
Wellington
North Island
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Oamaru District Court Hearing Centre
88 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400
Otago
South Island
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Hawera District Court
64-68 Princes Street, Hawera 4610
Taranaki
North Island
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Greymouth District Court
60 Guinness Street, Greymouth 7805
West Coast
South Island
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Blenheim District Court
58 Alfred Street, Blenheim 7201
Marlborough
South Island
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Kaikoura District Court Hearing Centre
Kaikoura Memorial Hall 34 Esplanade, Kaikoura
Canterbury
South Island
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Nelson District Court
200 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
Nelson
South Island
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Wellington District Court
49 Ballance Street, Wellington Central, Wellington 6011
Wellington
North Island
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Levin District Court
Cnr Bristol St and Stanley St, 9 Bristol Street, Levin 5510
Manawatu-Whanganui
North Island
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Masterton District Court
41 Dixon Street, Masterton 5810
Wellington
North Island
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Opotiki District Court Hearing Centre
117 Church Street, Opotiki 3122
Bay of Plenty
North Island
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Tokoroa District Court
Tokoroa Court House, 26 Bridge Street, Tokoroa 3420
Waikato
North Island
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Hastings District Court
106 Eastbourne Street West, Hastings 4122
Hawke's Bay
North Island
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Taupo District Court
20-21 Story Place, Taupo 3330
Waikato
North Island
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Napier District Court
251 Hastings Street, Napier South, Napier 4110
Hawke's Bay
North Island
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Palmerston North District Court
486 Main Street, Palmerston North 4410
Manawatu-Whanganui
North Island
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Whanganui District Court
10 Market Place, Whanganui 4500
Manawatu-Whanganui
North Island
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Taumarunui District Court
49 Miriama Street, Taumarunui 3920
Manawatu-Whanganui
North Island
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Morrinsville District Court
31 Moorhouse Street, Morrinsville 3300
Waikato
North Island
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New Plymouth District Court
96 Powderham Street, New Plymouth 4310
Taranaki
North Island
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Waihi District Court Hearing Centre
61 Kenny Street, Waihi 3620
Waikato
North Island
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Thames District Court
505-507 Queen Street, Thames 3910
Waikato
North Island
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Hutt Valley District Court
10-18 Knights Road, Hutt Central, Lower Hutt 5010
Wellington
North Island
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Whakatane District Court
7 Pyne Street, Whakatane 3120
Bay of Plenty
North Island
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Gisborne District Court
1 Customhouse Street, Gisborne 4010
Gisborne
North Island
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Rotorua District Court
1162 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua 3010
Bay of Plenty
North Island
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Ohakune District Court Hearing Centre
Rata Street, Ohakune 4625
Manawatu-Whanganui
North Island
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Marton District Court Hearing Centre
27-31 Stewart Street, Marton 4710
Manawatu-Whanganui
North Island
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Te Kuiti District Court
Queen Street, Te Kuiti 3910
Waikato
North Island
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Te Awamutu District Court
53 Roche Street, Te Awamutu 3800
Waikato
North Island
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Tauranga District Court
McLean Street, Tauranga 3110
Bay of Plenty
North Island
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Taihape District Court
10 Tui Street, Taihape 4720
Manawatu-Whanganui
North Island
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Dannevirke District Court
5 -7 Gordon Street, Dannevirke 0310
Manawatu-Whanganui
North Island
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Ruatoria District Court Hearing Centre
Hekiera Road, Gisborne, Ruatoria 4032
Gisborne
North Island
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Huntly District Court
4 Glasgow Street, Huntly 3700
Waikato
North Island
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Hamilton District Court
116 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton 3204
Waikato
North Island
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Pukekohe District Court
Stadium Drive, Pukekohe Hill 2120
Auckland
North Island
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Papakura District Court
252 Great South Road, Papakura, Auckland 2110
Auckland
North Island
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Waitakere District Court
9-11 Ratanui Street, Henderson, Auckland 0612
Auckland
North Island
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North Shore District Court
79 Corinthian Drive, Albany, Auckland 0632
Auckland
North Island
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Manukau District Court
30 Manukau Wiri Station Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104
Auckland
North Island
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Auckland District Court
65-69 Albert Street Corner of Albert Street &, Kingston Street, Auckland 1010
Auckland
North Island
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Dargaville District Court Hearing Centre
45 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0311
Northland
North Island
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Whangarei District Court
103/109 Bank Street, Whangarei 0110
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North Island
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Kaikohe District Court
21-25 Station Road, Kaikohe 0405
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North Island
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Nelson District Court
200 Bridge Street, Nelson 7010
Nelson
South Island
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Kaitaia District Court
15 Redan Road, Kaitaia 0410
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North Island
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