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.


The matters listed below were heard at the November sitting 2021 of the High Court Land Division.  His honour Justice Coxhead adjourned the matters to be heard next year 2022. This notice is to confirm that the following applications listed below will be heard at Avarua, Rarotonga Courthouse, on Tuesday the 18th January 2022 at 9am. This session will be conducted through online ZOOM.


Te au oroanga tei tataia i raro nei, tei akarongo ia i mua i te Akavaanga Teitei i roto ia Noema 2021, kua akaue te Akavaanga Teitei kia vaoo iatu teia au oroanga no te mataiti 2022. E akakite anga teia ki te katoatoa e ka rave te Akavaanga Teitei (Tuanga Enua) ki roto I te Are Akavaanga Nui, Avarua, Rarotonga a te Ruirua ra 18 o Tianuare 2022 I te ora iva (9am) i te popongi no te akarongo e te kimi atu i teia au oroanga i raro nei. Ka rave ia teia akavaanga na runga i te UIRA AKAATA.
363/21 – Ngatuaine Nicholas and direct descendants
Te Tamanu 100A1, Avarua – Occupation right order

372/21– Christine Buckley and direct descendants
Te Tamanu 100A1, Avarua – Occupation right order

374/21 - Ashleigh Mata-Tui-Atua Steele
Puapuautu 105C, Avarua – Occupation right order

375/21 – Matangaro Nicholas and direct descendants
Puapuautu 105C, Avarua – Occupation right order

387/21 – Dr Jane Nicholas and direct descendants
Te Ravaki 107A1B2, Avarua – Occupation right order

Any person who disputes any of the above applications should file a Notice Disputing Claims to the Registrar of the High Court not later than seven (7) days before the designated date and time listed for the application in the above notice (“Fixed Date”), and

A copy of the Notice Disputing Claims must be served by such person onto the applicant not later than five (5) days before the Fixed Date.


Ko tetai uatu tangata tei inangaro i te patoi i tetai au oroanga i runga nei kia tuku mai i tetai reta patoianga ki te Retita o te Akavaanga Teitei e itu (7) ra i mua ake te ra e te ora tei akanoo ia te oroanga, e

Kia oronga katoa ia tetai kopi o te reta patoianga nate tangata nana te oroanga e rima (5) ra i mua ake i te ra tei akanoo ia te oroanga.

 Kopuvai Matua-Atuatika

Key words and Abbreviation

Occupation right order

Turanga Are