All criminal records under 100 years old are restricted. Some records may also be sealed or restricted for longer periods by a court order. 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. Permission to access restricted material must be obtained from the Hastings District Court.
Requests to access Court criminal records (High Court, District Court, Court of Appeal) held at Archives New Zealand should be directed to the relevant court at: