Access is restricted for 100 years from the date of last entry, for all Maintenance Orders Registers. Where a register also contains Adoption Orders, it is restricted indefinitely under the Adoption Act 1955 section 23.
Written permission to access must be obtained from the Hawera District Court:
Note: All requests for permission to access restricted records should provide information about the reason for the research. The more information provided, the easier it is to consider the request.
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.