Criminal Procedure Act 1986 No 209
Current version for 1 July 2020 to date (accessed 6 August 2020 at 05:23)
216   Costs on adjournment
(1)  A court may in any summary proceedings, at its discretion or on the application of a party, order that one party pay costs if the matter is adjourned.
(2)  An order may be made only if the court is satisfied that the other party has incurred additional costs because of the unreasonable conduct or delays of the party against whom the order is made.
(3)  The order must specify the amount of costs payable or may provide for the determination of the amount at the end of the proceedings.
(4)  An order may be made whatever the result of the proceedings.