New Online Registry Live!
The new online registry was launched Tuesday 10th December 2019 by the Ministry of Justice. This project is the culmination of several years of work by the Ministry of Justice, Asia Development Bank, and ParadigmApps, with the additional support of AusAid, the New Zealand government, and the Cook Islands government....
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Ministry of Justice Retreat 2019
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Public Counter Service Hours from March 2022

Effective Monday 7th March 2022, due to staff capacity constraints and implementation of covid19 protocols, the Ministry of Justice will be reducing the Rarotonga office hours of when its service counters are open to the public to 10am to 2pm, unless by appointment. Members of the public are encouraged to call ahead on (682) 29410 or  email to schedule an appointment. Make an Appointment

This change will only impact services provided over the counter; court schedules will continue to operate as normal.


19th August 2021

August Land Court Schedule Continues

Please be advised that the matters scheduled for Land Court for the month of August will continue as scheduled during Alert Level 2. However, due to travel restrictions caused by the evolving Covid situation, Zoom web conferencing technology will be used to link both Rarotonga and Aitutaki courthouses to allow those on Rarotonga and Aitutaki to attend court.

For example, if you are on Rarotonga and wanted to attend a land court matter scheduled in Aitutaki, you would instead report to the Rarotonga courthouse to be part of the Zoom meeting linked with Aitutaki.

As a reminder, due to Alert Level 2, the Ministry may limit the number of persons gathered in the courtroom or in the foyer to ensure social distancing. Furthermore, everyone visiting a Ministry of Justice courthouse/office must register their visit by using their Cooksafe card or registering at a computer station by the main building entrance.

Should you have any questions, please contact Ministry of Justice Court staff.