The two-hour session from 7pm to 9pm will be held on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at the Celebration on the Rock Church (opposite the airport).
The course titled “Unlocking Your Land, Business and Prosperity Dreams” will tackle a range of topics.
“The idea came from recently helping my brother and wife to access family land to build on and develop,” Lynch said.
“It is quite a complicated system here that many people do not know how or what to do. I did Land Court and Court and business in Rarotonga and the outer islands for many years since 1992.
“I want to share that specialised local knowledge to interested people who want to access their land and business dreams.”
Lynch said the contribution (registration fee) was very moderate to ensure people value the course information and commit to five weeks.
“The rate is $20 per hour, which contrasts favourably against a normal lawyers’ charge of $200 per hour. That contribution can be deductible in your tax return, so in one sense, you get it back,” he said.
“The five two-hour evening sessions will be very informative and interactive.”
Registered participants will have to bring their genealogy, land names and papers as well as a positive attitude.
Teaching will be conducted in Papa’a (English) and Maori. Course materials, instruction, role plays, interactive information teaching and light refreshments will be provided.
The final registration will be held this Sunday at the Celebration Centre from 5- 6pm.
Lynch said registrations were coming in fast and only limited spots were available.
“Just come on Sunday 5pm and bring your contribution to pre-book a spot and receive your first course materials.”
All funds raised will go to community and missions projects.
Land: How to – Find out about your family Land interests in Rarotonga and the Outer islands, know your entitlements to land, understand legal terms and Court arrangements relating to land in the Cook Islands, read your family’s Land papers and Court Register Pages, access your family land, know your share in your family land, get family land into your name- Occupation Right or lease etc., utilise your land for your benefit (building or planting) and overcome problems with land
Business/Money: How to – turn your “business idea” or dream into reality, get a bank loan (home and/or business), get your finances in order, buy land or leases (Cook Islands or overseas), understand legal terms and arrangements, rent property out (making rental income from land and buildings), manage your assets and money, how to maximise your financial prosperity.