Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

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21 Definitions for sections 21A and 21B

In sections 21A and 21B,—

eligible person means a person—


whose birth is registered; or


who is a New Zealand citizen or is entitled, under the Immigration Act 2009, to be in New Zealand indefinitely

guardian means—


the guardians of a person; or


if any guardians are unavailable, the other guardian or guardians; or


if, on the application of 1 guardian, the Family Court has consented to a change in the person’s names, that guardian; or


if all guardians are unavailable, the chief executive of the department for the time being responsible for the administration of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989.

Section 21: substituted, on 24 January 2009, by section 13 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 (2008 No 48).

Section 21 eligible person paragraph (b): amended, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

Section 21 guardian paragraph (d): amended, on 14 July 2017, by section 149 of the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Act 2017 (2017 No 31).