This Act continues District Courts established under the repealed Act as subordinate Courts of record, and those courts shall be constituted, empowered, administered and staffed in accordance with this Act. A District Court Judge has jurisdiction to hear and determine any action for the recovery of freehold land, or any interest in land, if the assessed capital value of that land or interest does not exceed $100,000, or the annual rental for that land does not exceed $20,000. The Court has no jurisdiction to hear or determine any action which in any way relates to or affects customary land. As for enforcement of judgements, a judgment or order for the recovery of land may be enforced under a writ for the recovery of the land. Regulations or Rules of Court may make provision in relation to any power or process relevant to the enforcement of judgments and orders, including issues relevant to irregularities in the execution of writs for the recovery of land, and liability arising from any illegal use of such a writ. The Act also provides with respect to the right of appeal against a judgement issued under this Act.
Repeals: District Courts Act 1969. (1969)
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New Zealand occupied the German protectorate of Western Samoa at the outbreak of World War I in 1914. It continued to administer the islands as a mandate and then as a trust territory until 1962, when the islands became the first Polynesian nation to reestablish independence in the 20th century. The country dropped the "Western" from its name in 1997.
Samoa is a parliamentary republic.
Source: CIA World Factbook