I am trying to find the exact piece of New Zealand legislation that defines the immunity of judges from civil claims resulting from doing their job (or any immunities they may have).
Section 23 of the District Court Act 2016 simply equates DC judges immunity to that of HC judges:
A Judge has the same immunities as a High Court Judge.
The Senior Courts Act 2016 (which one would expect to spell out the immunities of HC judges) only says that associate HC judges enjoy the same immumities as regular HC judges (s 28), and so do acting judges (s 118).
But just where the HC judges' immunities are defined in the first place?