Number of marriages performed in the Greater Wellington region, broken down by celebrant

M Grange made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: M Grange

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Further to R Ashworth's request (dated April 16 2019 https://fyi.org.nz/request/10156-total-n...), I'd like to receive the following information broken down each year from 2016-2018 (inclusive), and year to date 2019 for the Greater Wellington Region:

- Total number of marriages registered by an independent celebrant;
- Total number of civil unions registered by an independent celebrant;
- The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of marriages; and
- The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of marriages.

Many thanks,
MF Grange

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Tçnâ koe M Grange,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 18 June 2019.

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Ngâ mihi
Rosemary Dhlakama
Advisor, Governance

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From: SDO Official Correspondence
Department of Internal Affairs

Dear MF Grange

Thank you for your Official Information Act request. You requested:

For the Greater Wellington region 2016 - 2019 (YTD):
- Total number of marriages registered by an independent celebrant;
- Total number of civil unions registered by an independent celebrant;
- The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of marriages; and
- The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of marriages.

I would like to clarify your final question. This appears to be a repeat of the question before, did you in fact mean "The (approx.) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of civil unions"?, as you mention civil unions in question 2.
Please confirm or clarify and we will begin gathering the data.

Regards, Emma

Emma Atkins
Lead Advisor |Branch Development and Support |Te Waka Aukaha
Service Delivery and Operations|Kāwai ki te Iwi
The Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua 
www.dia.govt.nz

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From: M Grange

Dear SDO Official Correspondence,

My apologies, yes your assumption is correct - I am requesting the information for both civil unions and marriages.

Kind regards,
M Grange

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From: SDO Official Correspondence
Department of Internal Affairs


Attachment Grange OIA 1819 0747.docx
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Attachment Appendix A Marriage Celebrant information.docx
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Attachment Appendix B Civil Union Information.docx
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Dear M Grange,

Please find attached the Departments response to your request.

You clarified the last question in your request to:

' The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of civil unions'.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind Regards

Eileen Fisher | Advisor Official Correspondence
SDO Branch Development and Support Te Waka Aukaha   
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua   
45 Pipitea Street | PO Box 10-526, Wellington 6143|  www.dia.govt.nz  

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