Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2010

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Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2010

Public Act2010 No 49
Date of assent6 July 2010
Commencementsee section 2

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • This Act is the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2010.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Principal Act amended
4 Interpretation
  • The definition of delivery in section 2 is repealed.

5 Births on New Zealand aircraft or ships
  • Section 8 is amended by omitting Civil Aviation Regulations 1953 and substituting Civil Aviation Act 1990.

6 Parents primarily responsible for notifying birth
  • Section 9(2) is amended by inserting the following paragraph after paragraph (b):

    • (ba) it is not reasonably practicable to obtain the other parent's signature because—

      • (i) he or she is overseas; and

      • (ii) he or she cannot be contacted within a period of time that is reasonable in the circumstances; or.

7 Record of citizenship
  • (1) Section 12A(1) and (2) are amended by omitting on the birth record and substituting in each case as part of the child's birth information.

    (2) Section 12A(3) is amended by repealing paragraph (b) and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (b) any birth information registered under this Act or a former Act about the parents or parent of the person:.

8 Registration of certain still-births
  • Section 13(3) is amended by omitting registrar and substituting Registrar.

9 Deaths on New Zealand aircraft or ships
  • Section 36 is amended by omitting Civil Aviation Regulations 1953 and substituting Civil Aviation Act 1990.

10 Marriages outside New Zealand
  • Section 54 is amended by omitting sections 56 and 58 and substituting sections 56, 57, and 58.

11 Section 61 repealed
12 Restrictions on searches relating to adopted persons
  • Section 76(3)(c) is amended by omitting section 11(4)(b) in each place where it appears and substituting in each case section 11(4)(a).


Legislative history

29 June 2010Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill by committee of the whole House, third reading
6 July 2010Royal assent

This Act is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs.