Pursuant to subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Prisoners’ and Victims’ Claims Act 2005 (“Act”), compensation awarded to Richard Dallas Tuhoro was paid to the Secretary for Justice and after making any deductions, the surplus remaining was paid into the Victims’ Claims Trust Account on 26 February 2020 on behalf of Richard Dallas Tuhoro to enable any victims of that offender to make claims against it.
From 6 March 2020, notice was given by publication in the New Zealand Gazette, on the website of the Ministry of Justice and on 7 March 2020 in the daily newspapers in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin 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 sections 48(3) and 52(1) of the Act, the Secretary for Justice has now paid out all or the last of the money held in the Trust Account on behalf of Richard Dallas Tuhoro.
Further queries should be directed to: The Secretary, Victims’ Special Claims Tribunal, DX SX11159, Wellington. Phone: (04) 462 6660. Fax: (04) 462 6686. Email: PVC@justice.govt.nz.