New service at library
The community is already making good use of the new Justice of the Peace service at the HB Williams Memorial Library.
Every Thursday from 9 - 11am, a JP will be available to certify documents or witness signatures in one of the new study rooms at the library.
Council’s cultural activities manager Pene Walsh said many locals and visiting seasonal workers had taken to the initiative from the first session.
“We knew the service would be appreciated and we’d been waiting for the upgraded library to be built before implementing the partnership because it's important that privacy is maintained for people needing a JP’s confidence.”
The Tautoru Orion room seats 4-5 people and is one of 7 difference sized breakout or study rooms at the library.
“It's fantastic to see the library being used just as envisaged in the planning stage,” Ms Walsh says.
There is no charge for JP services.
If you're planning to visit the JP, do not sign anything beforehand. Ensure you bring the original document along with the copy to be certified and photo identification.