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Notice of End of Process for Making and Determining Victims’ Claims

Take notice that, pursuant to part 2, (subpart 2) of the Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims Act 2005 (“Act”), compensation awarded to Andrew Luatua was paid to the Secretary for Justice on 9 April 2020, and the surplus, was paid into the Victims’ Claims Trust Account on 29 April 2020 on behalf of Andrew Luatua to enable any victims of that offender to make claims against it.

And that on 15 May 2020, notice was given by publication in the New Zealand Gazette, on 16 May 2020, in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and on 15 May 2020 on the website of the Ministry of Justice, of the sum of money paid into the Trust Account, and the entitlement of Victims of the offender to claim against this money and the manner to do so.

Under section 32(1)(b) of the Act, the Secretary for Justice has now paid out all of the money held in the Trust Account on behalf of Andrew Luatua.

Further queries should be directed to: The Secretary, Victims’ Special Claims Tribunal, DX SX11159, Wellington. Phone: (04) 462 6660. Fax: (04) 462 6686.