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A corrigendum to this notice was published on 29 November 2019, Notice No. 2019-gn5563.

Notice Type
General Notices
Notice Title

Unclaimed Property

Notice of Election by Public Trust to Become Manager

Under Part VII of the Public Trust Act 2001


  1. John Duncan (“owner”) is the registered owner of the property mentioned in the Schedule hereto.
  2. Public Trust has been informed and believes after due enquiry that the owner is no longer resident in New Zealand and it is not known where the owner of the property is or whether or not the owner of the property is alive or dead.
  3. After due enquiry Public Trust does not know whether the owner of the property has any agent or administrator in New Zealand with authority to take possession of and administer the property; or where the agent or administrator is; or whether the agent or administrator is alive or dead.
  4. The gross value of the property (as estimated by Public Trust) does not exceed $40,000.
  5. Public Trust is satisfied that it is advisable in the interests of another person that Public Trust elects to be the manager of the property under Part VII of the Public Trust Act 2001.
  6. Public Trust has advertised its intention to elect to be the manager of the property in the 9 January 2018 edition of the Otago Daily Times, which is a newspaper circulating in the locality where the property is situated and believed by Public Trust to be an appropriate advertising medium.

Now therefore Public Trust in exercise of the authority conferred on it by section 101(1) of the Public Trust Act 2001, hereby elects to be manager of the property under Part VII of the Act.


Part Section 30 Block I Moeraki Survey District and being the land contained in Deeds Index A506. This piece of land is located in Bagdad Road, Hamden, North Otago.

Dated at Lower Hutt this 15th day of January 2018.

Signed on behalf of Public Trust by an authorised signatory:
HAYLEY JADE FURNEAUX, Senior Trust Officer, Public Trust Lower Hutt.