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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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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.

Take notice that the Chief Justice has cancelled certain succession orders to an application filed in 1996 to succeed to the interests of the late EMMA MOETAUA will now be reheard.

The High Court has ordered that any person who believes they are entitled to succeed to any of the interests of Emma Moetaua in any of the following lands listed below must file an application to succeed by 4.00 p.m. on Friday 22 April 2022

The relevant lands are:

Lands succeeded to by Emma Moetaua being lands of the family Emma Moetaua was adopted into:
TE TAORA SECTION 128D; TUTAKIMOA SECTION 14E; AVARUA SECTION 190A1; AVARUA SECTION 190A2; TAPATEA SECTION 107B1; TAPATEA SECTION 107B2; TAPATEA SECTION 223; PARAKO SECTION 134, AVARUA

Lands succeeded to by Emma Moetaua arising from Emma Moetaua’s blood line:
PUAPUAUTU SECTION 105C; TE MARU O TAITI SECTION 111; TE RAVAKI SECTION 107A1B; TUTAKIMOA SECTION 48A1; TARARA SECTION 102D; PUTU I TAPAE SECTION 188G; VAIKAI SECTION 187H2B; TE TAMANU SECTION 100A; ARETERE SECTION 79, AVARUA; and PUNAROTO SECTION 2, MATAVERA;


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