Court schedule restrictions AA231 (criminal records) and AA43/AA886 (criminal and other court records) apply.
1. Criminal Records - In general, records containing information relating to criminal matters will no longer be restricted after 100 years has passed since the date of last action on the record. However, some records, or parts of records, may be sealed or restricted for longer periods by a court order.
Access to criminal records less than 100 years old may be subject to restrictions. Such restrictions would be applied to ensure compliance with the provisions of the Privacy Act 1993 and/or the Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004, as well as other legislation which controls access to court records.
2. Domestic proceedings case files, maintenance order records, and maintenance order payment records are restricted 100 years from the last date on file.
3. Civil Judgement Summons (including foreign), Civil Record Books and Civil Plaint Books have no restrictions.
4. Civil case files are restricted for 60 years from the last date on file.
5. Adoption registers are restricted indefinitely in line with the provisions of the Adoption Act section 23.
6.Marriage notice books are restricted for 80 years from date of record closure under section 75 (2) and 78 G (c) of the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Act 1995
1-5. Permission to access restricted records should be sought from the Dannevirke District Court. Please check the Ministry of Justice website for the most up to date contact details at:
For Marriage Notice Books
6. The Registrar General,
Department of Internal Affairs
PO Box 10-526
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.