This post is to raise the awareness of all Justices to be more conscious of some dodgy documents that are doing the rounds. It’s important that JPs read these documents, in order to avoid signing and stamping. The JP stamp at the bottom right (white square) has been removed to protect the JP concerned.
A Justice should only append his/her stamp to documents that are legitimate under NZ Law or where appropriate authority is delegated by an overseas authority. Phrases such as ‘Head Sheriff’ and ‘2022 Commonwealth of Australia & of New Zealand’, both non-existent, should help alert you.
We should all take care to not give any appearance of legitimacy to documents that have been issued under a clearly dubious authority.