This record (R11908522) is held in Archives New Zealand, Wellington Office

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Title Years
Adoption Register [Hawera Magistrate's Court] (R11908522) 1968 - 1984

Item ID Agency Series Accession Record group Box / Item Sep Record no. Part Alternative no. Record type
R11908522 ABIB W3865 292 / Text


ACCESSION period responsible
Adoption Files, Plaint Books, Judgement Books, Warrant Books, Civil Record Books, Civil Indexes, Criminal Record Books and Bankruptcy Files more detail…
1873 - 1985

Hawera District Court more detail…

The Hawera District Court was an office of the District Court of New Zealand, which had a combined civil and criminal jurisdiction. Family Court and Youth Court hearings, civil actions, criminal and traffic offences constituted the business undertaken by the Court. At various times the Court also performed other government functions such as birth, death and marriage registrations.

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Access to this record has been restricted by the Agency.

Access Statement:

Court Schedule restrictions apply (AA231 and AA43/AA886).

1. Criminal Records (including Judge's Notebooks and Children's Court records) are covered by AA231 and AA886 - 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. Adoption Files are restricted permanently.

3. Maintenance Books are restricted for 100 years from date of last action.

4. Court Minute books may contain adoption information, and so are restricted indefinitely.

5. Licensing Minute books and case files are restricted for 60 years from date of last action.

6. Bankruptcy case files are restricted for 60 years from date of last action.

7. Civil records (files and record books) are restricted for 60 years from date of last action.  Civil indexes are not restricted.




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Permission to access restricted records should be sought from the Hawera District Court. Please check the Ministry of Justice’s website for the most up to date contact details at:

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Restriction does not expire.
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Record Location:

Archives New Zealand, National Office, Wellington
10 Mulgrave Street
Wellington 6011

Ph: 04 499 5595Fax: 04 495 6210


Version Number: 17
Date Approved: 20/02/2019