|Before proceeding, the parties will need to agree to mediate using the NZDRC Mediation Rules. This can be done in one of two ways:
Any dispute or difference arising out of or in connection with this contract, or the subject matter of this contract, including any question about its existence, validity or termination, shall be referred to mediation in accordance with the Mediation Rules of the New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre.
NOTE: if a party is relying on the Mediation Agreement found in a clause in the underlying contract, they will need to serve a Notice of Mediation on the other party or parties to the dispute prior to applying for Mediation. This is not required where the parties have signed the NZDRC Mediation Agreement.