New Zealand Law’s Tile Guide

Flooring has long played an important role in legal analysis.  After all, it is difficult to step through a piece of legislation if you don’t have anything to step on.  Until now, though, New Zealand judges and practitioners have lacked a centralised means of identifying and cataloguing flooring tiles in courthouses around the country.  The result is anarchy, frankly.

That ends today, with the advent of the New Zealand Law’s Tile Guide.  The Guide, which is not yet comprehensive, identifies tiles by their nature and quality and provides individual photographic examples.  Practitioners wishing to identify photos of flooring in a range of New Zealand courts can now refer to this Guide.  The author has been assisted by an elite cadre of volunteers from across the country.  In time, it is hoped it can be  expanded to cover all New Zealand courts, apart from Blenheim which apparently doesn’t have any.  Further contributions are welcomed via Twitter.

 

SupremeCourt
The Supreme Court – cold, polished, calming

 

AucklandHC
Auckland High Court – reliable, echoey, seen it all before

 

Wellington
Wellington High Court – pale, clammy, marble on meth

 

Kaikohe
Kaikohe District Court – carpet tiles, welcoming, socks and sandals

 

ADC
Auckland District Court – workaday, faux slate, oh-so-grey

 

Manukau
Manukau District Court – a job to do, solid, does what it says on the tin

 

Hamilton
Hamilton District Court – varied palette, high sheen, Gloria Jean’s

 

WellingtonDC
Wellington District Court – beachy, tectonic, someday my prince will come

 

Invercargill
Invercargill District Court – flinty, frost-hardy, southern

 

 

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