New Zealand Law Society - New home for Births, Deaths and Marriages information

New home for Births, Deaths and Marriages information

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Information on Births, Deaths and Marriages has been moved from the Department of Internal Affairs website to

Jeff Montgomery
Jeff  Montgomery

Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages Jeff Montgomery is responsible for registering all births (including stillbirths), deaths, marriages, civil unions and name changes in New Zealand.

His team issue over 350,000 certificates, print outs and marriage licences each year.

"We've now made it easier for New Zealanders to find BDM information, and - I hope - made it easier for lawyers too," he says. brings together government information in one place and uses language and design that is easy for customers to find and understand.

"The information has been rewritten in plain English and presented in a way that makes sense to our customers - focusing on a particular product or service," Mr Montgomery says.