We supported wifi installation at the Waitakere and Manukau district courts as a part of our ongoing initiative to modernise courts. This means that lawyers, judges, media and others can now use wifi from their mobile devices.
Heather Baggott, General Manager of the District Courts, has said that “the wifi service is part of our commitment to modernising courts and to continuously improve the service we provide the judiciary, parties and other government agencies. We’re pleased to make it easier for people to access the information they need digitally. People working in the courts will be able to access legislation and case law online, rather than having to carry paper copies.”
The service will be introduced to North Shore and Auckland district courts in September. Ms Baggott has said that “the Ministry is monitoring use of the service to help decide if further expansion is needed in other court buildings. Wifi has been available in our dedicated higher court buildings since February 2016, and the service has run smoothly and been well used.”
Please note that this service isn’t available for witnesses, defendants or members of the public. It is for people working at these courts so they can continue to provide great service to the public everyday.