Restricted under the Adoption Act 1955 section 23 and Adult Adoption Act 1985 section 15. Access to these records should be discussed with the Registrar of the Christchurch District Court or with the local Oranga Tamariki - Ministry for Children office, as they may hold complementary records. Permission to access must be obtained from the Registrar of the Court.
Permission to access restricted records should be sought from the Christchurch District Court. Please check the Ministry of Justice’s website for the most up to date contact details at:
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.
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Once you have been granted access, bring the original letter with you when you place your order for the records.
Restriction does not expire.