Posts Tagged ‘Marriage celebrants’

Jobless marriage celebrant finds future career with redundant embalmer

Monday, October 19th, 2020

A wedding celebrant whose business dried up during the Covid-19 outbreak has teamed up with a funeral director who lost her job during lockdown to forge a new future. Glennys Logan – who was the most popular wedding celebrant in New Zealand when her Central Otago business was thriving in January – was forced to Read more

Marriage celebrants declining same gender couples will be deregistered

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

The Celebrants Association of NZ has told celebrants in their latest newsletter that “Independent Marriage Celebrants who refuse to marry couples because they are the same gender, will lose their registration.” read more

Marriage celebrant applicants rejected for refusal officiate at same gender weddings

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Forty-seven marriage celebrant applications have been rejected in the past two-and-a-half years because the applicants were unwilling to officiate same-gender weddings. Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages Jeff Montgomery said it was important to distinguish between organised celebrants and independent celebrants. Continue reading

Auckland priest says marriage should be for free

Monday, June 19th, 2017

In a country that says it want to value marriage, a licence should be granted on application for no fee says Fr Brian Prendeville. The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) last month increased a range of celebrant-related fees. A spokesman for the DIA said the new fees will help the Department manage costs. The changes Read more

CORRECTION: Priests need not pay to register as marriage celebrants

Monday, May 29th, 2017

On Friday CathNews reported that priests will have to pay to register as marriage celebrants. This was an error. After receiving feed-back about this CathNews sought clarification from Internal Affairs. CathNews was informed that the following approved organisations, which are listed in the schedule in Part 2 Section 8 of the Marriage Act 1955 (as amended Read more

Marriage celebrants must pay to be registered

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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Marriage celebrants, will now have to pay $220.00 to be registered. (Note: This post has been updated to correct some errors.) They will also have to pay an annual fee of $60.00 to renew their registration. Ministers of recognised religions are exempt. Up until now the cost of registering is covered by couples when they pay Read more

Marriage Celebrants Rejected For Personal Beliefs

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Family First NZ says that people applying to be marriage celebrants are having their applications rejected if they do not want to officiate at same-sex ‘weddings’ due to their personal beliefs or convictions, despite assurances by politicians that this would not occur. In response to a request by Family First NZ to the Department of Read more

McCoskrie resigns as marriage celebrant

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Bob McCoskrie says he’s not alone in resigning as a marriage celebrant over concerns about gay marriage, but other celebrants say they’re not aware of resignations over the issue. Mr McCoskrie, the Family First national director, has not renewed his licence as a celebrant because he rejects the state definition of marriage, he announced on Read more