These records contain information of adoptions and are therefore restricted to comply with the Court Rules, section 23 of the Adoption Act 1955, section 15 of the Adult Adoption Act 1985, as well as the underlying principles of the Privacy Act 1993 and the Official Information Act 1985. Adoption records are restricted indefinitely. Permission to access restricted records should be sought from the Court Manager
The Manager, Whakatane District Court.
Permission to access restricted records should be sought from the Whakatane District Court. Please check the Ministry of Justice’s website for the most up to date contact details at:
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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.