Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 14 May 2020 to date (accessed 6 June 2020 at 03:11)
Chapter 2 Part 2 Section 19
19   Traversing indictment
(1)  No traverse is to be allowed, or trial postponed, or time to plead to the indictment given, unless the court so orders.
(2)  However, if the court is of the opinion that the accused person ought to be allowed time, either to prepare for his or her defence or for any other reason, the court is to postpone the trial on such terms as it considers fit.