Christmas holidays

Dear Notaries I will be posting details on the Society’s website of those notaries who ARE available over the Christmas and New Year period from Friday 23 December 2022 through to Monday 9th January 2023.  To this end, if you would like your name added to the Notaries Available during the Holiday Season link over […]

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Notarial Standards

Dear Notaries It has come to the Council’s attention that some Notaries continue letting the standard of our work slip. In particular we have seen and been told (by the Department of Internal Affairs Authentication Unit amongst others) of two main concerns: Witnessing Documents Some notaries have completed a document with just their signature and […]

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ANZCN – Masterclass 25 November 2022 – Hilton Auckland

Dear Notaries The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries is holding a Masterclass for New Zealand Notaries on Friday 25 November 2022 at the Hilton Auckland. The programme will include the latest information and news from the Department of Internal Affairs,  Australian speakers and Panel Members Peter Snelgrove, Norbert Schweizer, Gabriella Fabiani, Justin Betar, […]

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Notice – Identification for documents

Notice – Identification on Documents – September 2022 Dear Notaries Please see attached Notice from Council on the requirements regarding identification with documents. A copy of this Notice will be placed on the Society’s website in the For Notaries section under Alerts tab for future reference. Regards Tracey MerliniSecretary

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Council meeting with DIA regarding processing times

Council members Mike Scannell, Ken Lord and Don Thomas recently met with James Mose, team leader for the Department of Internal Affairs’ Authentications Unit responsible for Notaries in New Zealand. The meeting was a part of the regular dialogue the Council maintain with the Unit to discuss matters concerning our interactions with the Unit.  More […]

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ANZCN – Auckland Masterclass POSTPONED

Dear Notaries The Society has received notification from the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries, Sydney, Australia that their planned Masterclass to be held in Auckland 29-30 July has been postponed.  Please see link to the newsletter from the College giving their reasons for postponement and for details of what to do if you […]

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ANZCN – Masterclass 29-30 July 2022 – Auckland

Dear Notaries Further to my email in June, registrations are now open for the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries Masterclass to be held in Auckland 29-30 July 2022. Please see link to details of the Programme and Registrations. Please note that this event is not being hosted by the NZ Society.  It is […]

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