5 Reference to civil union in any other enactment

In any other enactment, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to a civil union refers to—

(a)

a civil union entered into under and in accordance with this Act; and

(b)

a relationship that is entered into overseas and—

(i)

is of a type identified by regulations made under section 35(1)(a) as being a type of relationship that is recognised in New Zealand as a civil union; and

(ii)

is between 2 people who are at least 18 years old or, if either party is younger than 18, was entered into with the consent of that party’s guardians.