Independent celebrants can legally perform marriages and civil unions in New Zealand. You can be a marriage celebrant or a civil union celebrant or both.
Organisational celebrants can legally perform marriages in New Zealand for an approved church or organisation.
As a marriage celebrant, you're responsible for making sure the legal requirements of the ceremony are met.
Once you're registered as a celebrant, you need to renew your registration each year.
Once you're registered as a celebrant, you need to keep your details up to date.
Celebrants can get support and information, and opportunities for professional development.
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