Births, deaths and marriages - Whānautanga, matenga, mārenatanga
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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.
Wellington and Auckland anniversary hours
The Wellington office of Births, Deaths and Marriages will be closed on Monday the 19th of January for Wellington Anniversary Day. During this time a Call Out service is available for urgent death registrations and urgent marriage licences, please contact us for further information. The Contact Centre will be open from 8:00am to 6:00pm for urgent enquiries only. Our Wellington office will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 20th of January.
The Auckland and Manukau offices of Births, Deaths and Marriages will be closed on Monday the 26th of January for Auckland Anniversary Day, and will reopen with full services on Tuesday the 27th of January.