Chapter 8
Replacing common law contempt with statutory offences

Statutory offences that were formerly common law criminal contempts

8.5Appendix C contains a list of statutory provisions in force in New Zealand dealing with matters that were previously considered to be common law contempt. Many of these are in the Crimes Act 1961 or the Criminal Procedure Act 2011, but relevant provisions are also included in other statutes, such as the Juries Act 1981 and the Evidence Act 2006. Further, the Judicature Modernisation Bill contains new contempt in the face of the court provisions for several courts.397
397Judicature Modernisation Bill 2013 (178-1), cl 161.