Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008

Schedule 4
Amendments to Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration (Prescribed Information and Forms) Regulations 1995

s 48

Regulation 1(1)

Revoke and substitute:

  • (1) These regulations are the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration (Prescribed Information) Regulations 1995.

Regulation 2

Subclause (1): insert in its appropriate alphabetical order:

contact details for a person includes a contact telephone number and, if the Registrar-General has approved use of electronic means for provision of information, a contact email address.

Definition of the Act in subclause (1): omit Births, Deaths, and Marriages Registration Act 1995 and substitute Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995.

Subclause (2): revoke.

Regulation 3

Subclause (1): omit section 4 and substitute section 5A.

Add as subclause (2):

  • (2) A preliminary notice of birth may also require the full name and occupation of the person giving the notice, his or her signature, and the date that the notice was signed.

New regulation 3A

Insert after regulation 3:

3A Notification of birth for registration
  • A notification of birth for registration under section 11 of the Act must contain—

    • (a) the information required for a birth certificate under regulation 6 (as applicable); and

    • (b) in relation to the child,—

      • (i) whether the child was still-born:

      • (ii) whether the child is a descendant of a New Zealand Maori (if known):

      • (iii) the ethnic group or groups to which the child belongs; and

    • (c) in relation to the parents (subject to section 9(2) of the Act),—

      • (i) the usual occupation, profession, or job:

      • (ii) the home address and contact details:

      • (iii) whether a descendant of a New Zealand Maori (if known):

      • (iv) the ethnic group or groups to which the parents belong:

      • (v) information to determine the parents' citizenship or residency status:

      • (vi) information about the type of relationship (if any) between the parents at the time of the child's birth, and the date and place that the relationship was solemnised (if relevant):

      • (vii) the number of children (if any) born to the same parents:

      • (viii) their signatures.

New regulation 5B

Insert after regulation 5A:

5B Transfer of charge of body
  • The form required for the transfer of charge of a body under section 46F of the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 must contain,—

    • (a) in relation to the deceased person,—

      • (i) the full name and last known home address; and

      • (ii) the place and date of death; and

      • (iii) sex; and

    • (b) in relation to the person who is transferring charge of the body,—

      • (i) the full name and occupation; and

      • (ii) contact details; and

      • (iii) his or her signature and the date that the form was signed; and

    • (c) in relation to the person who is taking charge of the body—

      • (i) the full name and occupation; and

      • (ii) contact details; and

      • (iii) whether he or she is—

        • (A) taking responsibility for disposal of the body and, if so, provide a full description of the place where he or she intends to dispose of the body; or

        • (B) removing the body for anatomical examination under the Human Tissue Act 1964; and

      • (iv) confirmation that he or she has received the doctor's certificate or coroner's authorisation and will include it with the notification of death for registration form; and

      • (v) his or her signature and the date that the form was signed.

Regulation 6A

Revoke and substitute:

6A Notification of death for registration
  • A notification of death for registration under section 47 of the Act must contain—

    • (a) the information required for a death certificate under regulation 7:

    • (b) whether the deceased was a descendant of a New Zealand Maori (if known):

    • (c) the ethnic group or groups to which the deceased belonged:

    • (d) whether the deceased was a marriage celebrant, civil union celebrant, Justice of the Peace, or holder of an honour or award, and the name of each honour or award held:

    • (e) the occupation, profession, or job of the mother and father of the deceased:

    • (f) the name, profession or occupation, business or residential address, contact telephone number, and signature of the person notifying the death for registration.

Regulation 7(1)(a)(xv)

Insert buried, cremated, or otherwise after was.

Regulation 7(1)(c)(iv)

Insert buried, cremated, or otherwise after was.

Heading above regulation 9

Revoke.

Regulation 9

Revoke and substitute:

9 Name change certificates
  • The following information must be contained in a name change certificate, in relation to a person whose name change is registered:

    • (a) the person's full name before the name change:

    • (b) for each time that a name change has been registered, the person's full name after the name change:

    • (c) the person's date of birth:

    • (d) the person's place of birth:

    • (e) the date that the name change is registered.

Schedule

Revoke.