Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

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7 Foundlings


A person who—


believes that a child in the person’s charge is recently born and was found abandoned in New Zealand; and


is not satisfied that a Registrar has been notified of the child’s birth—

shall as soon as is practicable tell a Police employee, who shall notify the Registrar-General.


As far as it is practicable to do so, the Registrar-General shall register the birth of all children of whose finding the Registrar-General is notified under subsection (1).

Compare: 1951 No 22 s 16

Section 7(1): amended, on 1 October 2008, by section 130(1) of the Policing Act 2008 (2008 No 72).