Message from the President

Recently, one of our Notaries sent me an email with disturbing facts and the redacted version appears below. I urge you all to be vigilant, not to take any document for granted, to check its authenticity, to always get photo ID of the person appearing before you and, if in doubt, to do nothing further. […]

Read More »

ANZCN – Masterclass 2022 – Auckland

Dear Notaries The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries are excited to announce they will be hosting their first Masterclass for 2022 in Auckland, New Zealand. Please see flyer below and SAVE THE DATE.  Registrations coming soon.

Read More »

Notary Standards

It has come to Council’s attention that some Notaries are 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 2 main concerns: Witnessing Documents Some notaries have completed a document with just their signature and seal, no other […]

Read More »

Keeping Records

Dear Notaries Council wish to remind notaries of the importance of Keeping Records.  Attached please find a note which outlines the obligations of a notary. This document will also be posted on the Society’s website under News. If you have any queries, please be in touch. Kind regards Tracey Merlini Secretary

Read More »

Authentications Unit – Change of PO Box no.

Dear Notaries The Society have been advised by the Authentications Unit of the DIA that they have recently made a change for mail to go to PO Box 10526.  The old PO Box was 805. They have updated the details on their form as well, so hopefully all will see this change. Request-a-document-authentication-or-apostille.pdf (www.govt.nz) Please […]

Read More »

AGM – 20 September 2021 at 1pm via Zoom

Dear Notaries Further to the Notice of AGM sent on 20 August 2021, please find attached Agenda and supporting documents along with Zoom link. Due to the current Alert Level 4 Nationwide, Council have made the decision to proceed with the AGM via Zoom link only. NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF NOTARIES INCORPORATED NOTICE OF TENTH […]

Read More »

COVID-19 LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN

Dear notaries As advised during the level 4 lockdown in 2020 in the opinion of the Council it is essential that we continue to provide a service to the public. Attached to this email is the following: A letter from the Society to all Notaries. Suggested form of Notarial Certificate for Remote Notarisation which you may […]

Read More »

Common Law Association of Notaries – Webinar – A brief update on the HCCH and presentation of ongoing work on the Apostille Convention

Dear Notaries You may have seen a SAVE THE DATE notice in the recent edition of Notary World of the upcoming C.L.A.N webinar which will be presented by Dr Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General, and his colleagues of HCCH, The Hague. Registration are now open.  Please see link:  Webinar – A brief update on the HCCH and […]

Read More »