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From: C A Mattheiss

Dear Ministry of Justice,

I was required to be a defendant. This civil appointment was scheduled on Dec 12, 2022. I was unable to make this appointment due to health issues and being overseas. I sent in documents to postpone this appointment and also a request to dismiss case for significant errors and miscarriages of justice. I have not heard back from any administrator regarding this matter at the district court. My email accounts appear to have been blocked by the Queenstown District Court where the scheduled appointment was to be conducted. I created a new email account but no response has been made there yet.

I require to know the outcome of this case as soon as posable but no later than five working days as the matter is time sensitive. Please provide me an email address and name of who I can correspond with to find out information. If the scheduled appointment proceeded without me, I only have 21 days to file an appeal. I have not received any outcome notification and this matter is time sensitive.

Thank you.


C A Mattheiss

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Kia ora,

Thank you for emailing the Ministry of Justice regarding your case. The information you are requesting is a court record and not held by the Ministry of Justice.

Information held by the courts, sentencing notes, court records, transcriptions or information about a case currently before the court are the records of courts and tribunals and are not subject to the Official Information Act 1982.
Access to these is dealt with by separate legislation and court rules and you will need to contact the relevant court directly, the details for the courts can be found here https://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/utilities...

You do not have to request information in person from the courts. You can do so by contacting them and filling out an application. This can be done via email or by post.

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Ngā mihi,

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