Nuieans, Cook Islanders, trade unionists, and all wildlife can relax


Supporters of redefining marriage are trying to misrepresent our media release which highlights that 16 pieces of legislation are going to have the terms ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ deleted in order to allow gay marriages.

The media release did not say that the Marriage Act was having the terms deleted (although variations are already allowed anyway – so no need)

The media release specified that it was 15 pieces of legislation (includes a regulation).

But our opponents are desparately trying to argue that there are 67 pieces of legislation with the term ‘husband’ – and we shouldn’t panic.

So let’s look at the summary of what’s in and what’s out

Oh, and by the way, Nuieans, Cook Islanders, trade unionists, and all wildlife can relax 🙂


Adoption Act 1955

Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

Crimes Act 1961

Child Support Act 1991

Land Transfer Act 1952

Status of Children Act 1969

Joint Family Homes Act 1964

Property (Relationships) Act 1976

Family Proceedings Act 1980

Judicature Act 1908

Social Security Act 1964

Maori Vested Lands Administration Act 1954

Summary Proceedings Act 1957

Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993




Cook Islands Act 1915

Ellen Harriet Eames Estate Act 1989

Deckston Hebrew Trust Act 1949

Niue Act 1966

Trade Unions Act 1908

Tuberculosis Act 1948

Sutton Adoption Act 1948

Wildlife Act 1953

Marianne Caughey Preston Estate Act 1945

McLean Institute Act 1934

Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971

Peggy Joan Boys Voluntary Settlement Act 1951

John Fuller Trust Act 1951

Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act 1966

McKenzie Trusts Act 1954

Rates Rebate Act 1973

Secret Commissions Act 1910

Civil Service Act 1908

Administration Act 1969

Trustee Act 1956

Perpetuities Act 1964

Estate and Gift Duties Act 1968

Wills Act 2007

Sale of Liquor Act 1989

Superannuation Act 1956

Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956

Matrimonial Property Act 1976

Marriage Act 1955

Wills Act 1837 (UK)

Life Insurance Act 1908

Law Reform Act 1936

Housing Act 1955

Burial and Cremation Act 1964

Criminal Procedure Act 2011

Finance Act (No 2) 1952

Parental Leave and Employment Protection Act 1987

War Pensions Act 1954

Law Reform (Testamentary Promises) Act 1949

Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998

Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1908

Maori Soldiers Trust Act 1957

Pacific Islands Polynesian Education Foundation Act 1972

Ngāti Tuwharetoa (Bay of Plenty) Claims Settlement Act 2005

Ngāti Awa Claims Settlement Act 2005

Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988

Maori Land Act 1993

Local Legislation Act 1975

Domicile Act 1976

Reserves and other Lands Disposal Act 1938

Mortgagors and Lessees Rehabilitation Act 1936

National Expenditure Adjustment Act 1932

Reserves and Other Lands Disposal and Public Bodies Empowering Act 1906