Births, deaths and marriages - Whānautanga, matenga, mārenatanga
Trace your family history
New Zealand Government historical records for births, deaths and marriages are available to search online. Searches are free, and certificates can be ordered by using your credit card.
Births, Deaths and Marriages Office Christmas Hours
Births, Deaths and Marriages will be closed from 5:00pm on the 24th of December, and will reopen on the 3rd of January. During this time a Call Out Service is available for urgent death registrations and other urgent matters, please contact us for further information. The Contact Centre will be open the 27th 30th and 31st of December from 8:30am to 5:00pm for urgent enquiries only.