These files are restricted for 100 years from the date of birth or 40 years from the date of death, whichever is sooner, in order to protect the privacy of the individuals. This is in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 S.9.2.(a).
To gain access to these records proof confirming a date of birth or death outside the stated restriction periods, or written permission from the access contact, will be required.
Written permission must be produced before restricted files can be accessed.
Requests should be addressed to the
Ministry of Social Development
PO Box 1556
Restriction expires end of:
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Once you have been granted access, bring the original letter with you when you place your order for the records.