Aroha mai, Aroha atu
Love received, demands love returned
A Māori whakatauki / proverb
Are you choosing to commit to each other through a marriage or civil union partnership?
The following resources will help you with your decisions for this special moment in your life.
Births, Deaths and Marriages - Whānautanga, Matenga, Mārenatanga (website)
This website explains in very simple steps all you need to know about the legalities of marriage and civil union ceremonies. This includes applying for for a marraige/civil union licence through to requesting a marriage/civil union certificate after the ceremony has taken place.
The Celebrants Association of New Zealand - Te Kāhui Ārahi Ritenga o Aotearoa (website)
The Celebrants Association of New Zealand (CANZ) provides access to professional celebrants with a commitment to quality service, professional standards and ethics. CANZ also offers a complaints process.
The Big Day: A guide to getting married in New Zealand (book)
An indispensable and practical guide for couples who are planning either a wedding or civil union.
This book covers everything from choosing a celebrant to incorporating cultural traditions into your ceremony.