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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 Ashor Gorges/Gorgus was paid to the Secretary for Justice on 5 September 2018, and the surplus was paid into the Victims’ Claims Trust Account on 19 October 2018 on behalf of Ashor Gorges/Gorgus to enable any victims of that offender to make claims against it.

And that, on 24 November 2018, notice was given by publication in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and on 28 November 2018 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 Ashor Gorges/Gorgus.

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