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Legal Clause on the New Zealand Birth Certificate

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Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

On the New Zealand Birth Certificate I purchased from Internal Affairs, it reads in fine print:

WARNING: This certificate is not evidence of the identity of the person presenting it?
Any person who (1) falsifies any particulars on this certificate or (2) uses it as true knowing it to be false is liable to prosecution under the crimes act 1961.

I paid for an identification document and staff from manukau Branch of D.I.A gave me an identification document that does not identify me??? This equals FRAUD does it not?

My Official Information Act request is

(1) WHO or WHAT does the New Zealand Birth Certificate Identify, if it is not Identifying the person presenting it?

(2) Why does it have my family name and my name and my Live Born date but does not identify me? What type of trickery or deception is this?

(3) Are police and other government agents also liable for using the birth certificate as true after I disclose to them that it is false?

(4) If the Birth Certificate D.I.A issued me does not identify me, Please refund my payment in full and I will return that fraudlent document with my name on it because it Identifies a person but not the person presenting it (which is me) To use that Fraudulent document will results in prosecution

the actual text on the birth certificate reads ANY PERSON so I interpret this to include police persons, legal persons, body coprporates are also persons etc. So deceptive

Yours faithfully,

Tangata Whenua

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Kia ora Tangata

 

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs
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January 2023. This date takes into account the annual legislative
closedown period of public service OIA processing, which spans 24 December
2022 to 15 January 2023 inclusive.

 

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Ngâ mihi

 

Huey Lim| Advisor Official Correspondence
Te Pâhekoheko, Kâwai ki te iwi | Operations, Service Delivery and
Operations

Te Tari Taiwhenua  The Department of Internal Affairs
7 Waterloo Quay, Wellington

[1]www.dia.govt.nz

 

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From: Tangata Whenua

Dear SDO Official Correspondence,

WARNING: This certificate is not evidence of the identity of the person presenting it?
Any person who (1) falsifies any particulars on this certificate or (2) uses it as true knowing it to be false is liable to prosecution under the crimes act 1961.

That is printed on every single NZ Birth Certificate I have sighted. If the Birth Certificate only identifies a body corporate LEGAL PERSON how do the nz government identify natural persons or BIRTH CERTIFICATE HOLDERS

Yours sincerely,

Tangata Whenua

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Kia ora Tangata

 

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
Request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Huey Lim| Advisor Official Correspondence
Te Pāhekoheko, Kāwai ki te iwi | Operations, Service Delivery and
Operations

Te Tari Taiwhenua  The Department of Internal Affairs
7 Waterloo Quay, Wellington

[1]www.dia.govt.nz

 

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