High Court Judge Patrick Keane will preside over criminal and civil court cases at the High Court over the next two weeks.
A woman who appeared in court yesterday on the same charge for the 16th time in two years, was told her criminal case was not over, and that she must return to court yet again later this month.
The court granting leniency to a foreign contract worker would give immigrants a major advantage over other offenders, says Justice of the Peace John Whitta.
An hour-long power shortage that affected parts of the island on Saturday evening is thought to have been caused by earth movement.
Criminal court was a fast and short affair last week, with just 12 cases appearing before Justice of the Peace Georgina Williams in the Avarua High Court on Thursday.