Please refer to schedule for specific restriction for each case file in various courts - http://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewEntity.do?code=DA564
To request access to a record covered by a restriction on the schedule attached to DA564 please contact the Palmerston North High/District Court. Please check the Ministry of Justice's website for the most up to date contact details at :
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.
Requests to access Court criminal records (High Court, District Court, Court of Appeal) held at Archives NZ should be directed to:
The process for considering requests to access criminal records can take some time depending on the nature of the request but in most cases, the Ministry aims to provide a response to requests within 8 weeks of application. If a response is not given within this time please contact the Senior Adviser, Court Records.
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Once you have been granted access, bring the original letter with you when you place your order for the records.