Media centre

Welcome to the Ministry of Justice Media Centre where you can find media contacts for the Ministry of Justice and New Zealand’s judges.

Ministry, policy, tribunals, fines

If you have media questions about the Ministry, policy, specialist courts and tribunals, fines, reparation.  


Antony Paltridge
Team Leader Media and External Relations
Phone: 04 918 8980
Mobile: 027 689 0667

Julia Goode
Senior Media Adviser
Phone: 04 918 8836
Mobile: 021 636 416

Treaty settlements

If you have media questions about historical Treaty of Waitangi claims.


Pete Huggins
Communications Advisor
Phone: 04 494 9800

Judicial Office for Senior Courts

If you have media questions about the work of the judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and the High Court.

Phone: (04) 914 3633

Cate Brett
Chief Advisor Judicial Development and Communications
Phone: (04) 466 3437

If you have media questions about the judges of the District Court.


Marie McNicholas
Strategic Communications Adviser to the Chief District Court Judge
Phone: 04 466 1323
Mobile: 027 882 2225

Other justice-sector agencies

We work with a number of other justice sector agencies who are responsible for investigating crime, crime prevention, prosecuting people who break the law, and then implementing the sentences given by the court.  If you have media questions about these issues you need to call: