Jurisdiction: New Zealand New Zealand

A court official who makes sure that the formal processes of the court are followed and that accurate records of hearings are kept, and who gives effect to any direction from the judge. Sometimes referred to as the 'court taker'. The registrar can also exercise some of the court's powers, including making decisions about some matters (for example, timetabling decisions about when certain steps in a court case will take place).

Source: Glossary of Legal Terms, New Zealand Ministry of Justice