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How to have a civil union in NZ

Choose the kind of ceremony you want then follow the step-by-step guide.

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Registry ceremonies for civil unions

A registry ceremony has a set cost, standard vows, and takes about 30 minutes. You have it on a weekday, and not a public holiday.

Personalised ceremonies for civil unions

A personalised ceremony is one you can have anywhere you and your celebrant agree. And you can write your own vows.

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