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A NZ citizen man marries a non-citizen who has 5 children (2
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Please can you tell me if a New Zealand citizen adopts a
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Hi. I am recently separated from my husband. He works overseas, and is unlikely to return to NZ for another 8-10 months. We have certain disputes in regards ***** ***** custody. 1. I would like to res… read more
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Hi. My de-facto partner passed on the 7th of December 2013.
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Hi Chris, Where can I find reference in the law which covers
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My 11 yr old son and I are living in Australia, we are NZ citizens.
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