Enquiring about birth certificates and the registration of a New Zealand citizen.
The request was partially successful.
From: Shane Glassie
Dear Department of Internal Affairs,
Just a couple of quick questions.
1 ; Does the State of New Zealand class the document Birth Certificate as property of, the State of New Zealand, or New Zealand, Aotearoa or any governmental bodies or registration thereof known to have, New Zealand or the State of New Zealand in all it`s titles as their property?
2: Why does the registration of birth of a child state, that a stillborn that is over 400 grams and goes over the 20 week period of pregnancy is considered by the state of New Zealand as a stillborn child?
b ; Approximately how many citizens of New Zealand will now have registered their babies under this document as stillborn according to the governments definition on the registration form?
Thank you have a nice day!:)
From: Daniel Anderson
Department of Internal Affairs
Dear Mr Glassie.
Please find attached the response to your request for official information made to the Department of Internal Affairs.
Daniel Anderson | Business Support Officer
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
DDI: +64 4 382 3697 | xtn 4697
120 Victoria Street | PO Box 10-526, Wellington 6143 | www.dia.govt.nz