Search results for parenting
Found in Passports, citizenship and identity / NZ citizenship / Apply for NZ citizenship
Once you turn 16, you apply for citizenship as an adult.
Found in Family and whānau / Fertility issues and assisted reproduction / Finding a child or parent on the sperm and egg donor list
Details of sperm and egg donors, and children conceived from sperm or egg donation are kept on the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology (HART) Register.
Found in Passports, citizenship and identity / Changing your name / Changing your child's name
Usually, both parents need to agree to change a child's name, even if they're not together. Once your child is 16, you can't change your child's name without their consent.
Found in Family and whānau / Having a baby / While you're pregnant
Choose a midwife and find out about paid parental leave, antenatal classes, health tests and parenting support.
Found in Family and whānau / Financial help for your family / Youth benefits
Payments for young people aged 16 or 17 who can't live with their parents, and for young parents aged 16 to 19.
Found in Family and whānau / Getting married / Get a marriage licence
You can’t get married or have a civil union in NZ without a marriage licence. You need to arrange it at least 3 working days before you want to get married. It costs $150 if using a celebrant and $240 if getting married at a registry office.
Found in Family and whānau / Having a baby / Registering a new baby and getting a birth certificate
Every baby born in New Zealand must be registered, normally within 2 months of being born. It's free, and you can apply for the baby's birth certificate and IRD number at the same time.
Found in Passports, citizenship and identity / Get or renew a New Zealand passport / Get yourself an NZ passport when born overseas
If you were born overseas and at least 1 of your parents is a New Zealand citizen by birth or grant, you can register as an NZ citizen by descent and get an NZ passport.
Found in Family and whānau / Adoption and fostering / Whāngai
Whāngai is the Māori tradition of children being raised by someone other than their birth parents — usually a relative.
Found in Work
Jobs, self employment, annual leave, sick leave, parental leave, retiring from work, rights, volunteering, public holidays