The Royal Federation is the national body consisting of the 28 Justices’ Associations which meet at the Annual General Meeting as part of the Annual Conference although 2022 was an exception where only the AGM could be held virtually due to the restrictions of Covid-19.
The Royal Federation enables all Justices of the Peace throughout New Zealand to make representations to the various stakeholders and to speak with a single voice.
All Associations and their members are bound by the Royal Federation policies, and Associations’ policies must accord with those of the Royal Federation.
New Zealand is divided into 28 separately constituted Justices of the Peace Associations:
North Island: South Island:
Far North Nelson Tasman
Hauraki and Districts West Coast
Franklin South Canterbury
Bay of Plenty Ashburton
Eastern Bay of Plenty North Otago
Rotorua and Districts Gore
Hutt Valley and Districts