Births, Deaths and Marriages
Whānautanga, Matenga, Mārenatanga
Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) registers and maintains New Zealand birth, death, marriage, civil union and name change information, and issues certificates and printouts.
Services BDM help provide:
Proving your identity
Changing your name
Information for marriage celebrants
Death and bereavement
Fertility issues and assisted reproduction
They are part of the Department of Internal Affairs.