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These licensed Civil Unions celebrants have signed their agreement with the following statement:
I confirm that I am comfortable working with same-sex
couples to prepare and conduct their Civil Union.

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NZ Assoc of Rationalists & Humanists
The NZARH (Inc) supported the civil union legislation through Parliament. We are a non-religious organisation that promotes a fair, responsible, open society. Our celebrants are professional and caring and willing to help anyone wanting a civil union.
Phone 09 622-1400,   09 373-5131   Fax: 09 379-8233

David Grove J.P.
Create an occasion to remember - with style and sincerity. It's your day - let me help make it special for you.
Ph 09 303 1500    Email: Click Here

Helena Dixon
Enjoy my open, fresh approach, as together we create a ceremony to celebrate your sharing life's path at one another's side.
Phone: 09-837-0155 or 021-610-355    Email: Click Here

Robin Gee
Your love's unique, so should the celebration of that love. Gay celebrant committed to helping couples create personal, meaningful ceremonies.
Ph: 021-259-3145   Email: Click here

Auckland - Albany
Graeme Constable
A celebrant for all occasions, civil unions, marriage, MC duties, travel arrangements. Located in Albany but will travel.
Phone: 09 476 7225. Email: Click Here

Auckland - Avondale
Mark Henrickson
With 25 years of supporting and celebrating our relationships, it would be my privilege to help celebrate yours!
Phone: 09 828 3046. Email: Click Here

Auckland Central
Barry Davis
A gay celebrant, delighted to assist you in creating a fun ceremony that's meaningful to you for your special occasion.
Phone: 09 358 5001 or 021 721 122

Auckland - City
Jan McCallum
I will create with you a personalised loving and fun ceremony which will be meaningful and memorable to you both.
Phone: 09 377 8644; 021 303 342   Email: Click Here

Auckland - Glendowie
Sheryl Mungall J.P.
Sheryl designs ceremonies that are personal and unique which will reflect your feelings for one another, honouring your relationship.
Phone: 09-575 9401    027 262 8587   Email: Click Here

Auckland - Glendowie
Jill Williams
Celebrant trained at AUT for all celebrations and civil unions. Bringing people together.
451 Crambrook Place, Glendowie, Auckland
Phone: 021 747 588    Email: Click Here

Auckland - Glenfield
Neville Creighton
Non-judgemental, tolerant, loving and compassionate. Love is all you need.
Phone: 027 272 5860. Email: Click Here

Auckland - Henderson
Eddie McMenemy
For that personal service that will be unique - contact Eddie - celebrating everyone's needs for over 25 years.
Phone: 09 8370153;  027 290 9080   Email: Click Here

Auckland - Herne Bay
James Courtney
I look forward to helping you both have a happy union celebrating with a venue and ceremony of your choosing.
Phone: 09 376 5866. PO Box 46 006, Herne Bay, Auckland.

Auckland - Howick
Gill Court
Non-religious celebrant who would be delighted to be part of your ceremony.
phone: 09 535 7467;  027 245 5627

Auckland - Kohimarama
Michael Bancroft
Personalised ceremonies created with you and for you. 18 years experience for all GLBT celebrations, religious, secular, spiritual.
Phone: 0274 955 863    Email: Click Here

Auckland - Manurewa
Raewyn P Clark J.P.
As an experienced civil celebrant, I will do my best to make your Civil Union as special as it can be.
Phone: 09 267 8078;  027 4887 585   Fax: 267 3152
Email: Click Here.   Web:

Auckland - Manurewa
Zoeline Jade Amber-Tuely
Ceremonies large or small. Whatever your requirements I can help make this a beautiful and memorable day. Travel is flexible.
Phone: 09 268 1451;   021 259 3881    PO Box 17-251, Greenlane, Auckland.

Auckland - Massey
Alma McMillan
I am happy to prepare and conduct civil unions ceremonies for same-sex couples.
81B Colwill Road, Massey, Auckland

Auckland - Milford
Peter Jones
Your own personalised ceremony to make your day special. Professional celebrant with many years experience.
Phone: 09 140 6463;  027 226 2133   Email: Click Here

Auckland - Mt Eden
Josie Roberts JP and Marriage Celebrant
“Always refer back to the heart... it is where the world began” - Jenny Bornholdt
Phone: 09-630 4773

Auckland - Onehunga
Kerry-Ann Stanton
Individually crafted unique ceremonies - experienced celebrant who enjoys the privilege of working with all couples - your union - your way.
Phone: 0274 745 003

Auckland - One Tree Hill
Glenis McCosh
Your special celebration - When you want it, Where you want it, How you want it.
Ph 09 634 3871.

Auckland - Parnell
Terry Leonard Cummins J.P.
Civil and marriage celebrant and Justice of the Peace for over 20 years. personal and empathetic services prepared.
4/67 Brighton Road, Parnell, Auckland. Phone: 379 0526

Auckland - Piha
Shirley M Bond J.P
Experienced Registered Celebrant. Has a bubbly outgoing personality.
Motto "Your Day Your Way" relaxed and joyful filled with wonderful memories.
Phone: (09) 812 8595,  021 639 529   Email: Click Here   Web:

Auckland - Pukekohe
Margaret Donald
As a Christian lesbian I am delighted to now hold a Civil Union license - special liturgies and ceremonies a specialty.
Phone/Fax: 09 238 0574. Email: Click Here

Auckland - Remuera
David Clark
Presbyterian minister, gay, experience with relationship blessings and marriages, available to conduct religious or non-religious civil union ceremonies.
Phone: (09) 520 0678  or  Click Here

Auckland - Remuera
Allan Spence
Alan Spence is pleased to undertake ceremonies for all couples as required.
Phone: 027 4797 470

Auckland - Sandringham
Lesley Challis
Individually-crafted ceremonies which are joyful, meaningful and memorable.
Phone: 09 815 5353

Auckland - Takanini
Hayden Oswin
I offer an empathetic service and believe in a unique and happy way to join glbt couples in civil union.
Phone: 09 296 7699;   021 896 7699   Email: Click Here   Web:

Auckland - Taupaki
Irvine Yardley
I am happily married. I believe in protection for all under law. Everyone should be able to celebrate commitment.
Phone: 09 412 7225;   025 235 6019

Auckland - Three Kings
Richard Girdwood
I will help you turn your plans for your civil union ceremony into reality.
Phone: 09- 625 2934;  027 312 1736   Email: Click Here

Auckland - Titirangi
Mary Hancock
Mary has officiated at gay and lesbian ceremonies for over 20 years. She will help you have the ceremony of your dreams.
Phone: 09 817 7514;  0274 444 604    Email: Click Here

Auckland - Titirangi
Anne Wilson
I am an experienced celebrant who will work with you to develop a unique ceremony for your very special day.
Phone: 09-817 5938

Auckland - Waiheke Island
Jan Scott
I offer professional, friendly service to make your commitment ceremony special.
My service covers the Greater Auckland area.
Ph: 09 372 8096

Auckland - Waitakere
Wayne Otter
It would be an honour and a privelage to assist in creating a civil union ceremony that reflects your thoughts for this special day.
Phone: 021 671 898

Auckland - West Harbour
Alexa Bartlett
Together we can design a ceremony to celebrate that special union. Anytime, anywhere, it would be a pleasure.
Phone: 09-416-0104   Web:
Linette M Randle
I will officiate at your choice of venue or celebrate your union at Dartington of Marlborough. Gardens, summerhouse/chapel and reception.
Phone: 03 578 7085    Email: Click Here
Canterbury - Darfield
Simonetta Ferrari-Cottrell
Kind, open minded, good listener, multilingual celebrant offers tailor-made ceremonies to couples of all kinds. Ceremony, reception, accommodation in grand old homestead, country setting. Total privacy.
Email: Click Here    Web:
L. Gae Alderson
21 years experience as a cicil celebrant. I value difference and enjoy working with couples. Professional social work, counseling, teaching background.
Phone: 03 342 9912

Helen Chappell
It would be my privilege to create romantic, traditional or contemporary ceremonies which reflect your feelings and commitment.
Phone: 03 388 8145   027 4462 2847

Terrence W. Johnston
Visit my website or Email me for information on making your Civil Union ceremony a special memory for you both.
Email: Click Here   Web:

John Preston
Your celebrant: sincere, good sense of humour, happy to assist and conduct a ceremony which coincides with your loving wishes.
Phone: 03 338 2706    Fax: 03 338 2715

Rosemary Tredgold
A lesbian and retired counselor and educator, I will support couples to have the Civil Union of their choice.
Phone: 03 384 9896

Christchurch - Huntsbury
Julie Lassen
Warm, positive, friendly, professional celebrant for your unique ceremony.
See my website:

Christchurch - Sumner
Jill Summer
It would be an honour to celebrate your very special day. Let’s do this with all the joy and love we can.
3 Paisley Street, Sumner.   Email: Click Here
Maggie Martindale
For all occasions needing a ceremony - namings, coming of age, becoming a parent or grandparent, birthdays, retirement, unions. Ask me!
Phone: 07 868 1007    Email: Click Here
Aelred Russell Edmunds
If you would like an alternative type of chapel setting, I can provide that. Not restrictively Christian.
Phone: 03-453 1947   Email: Click Here

Denise Shackleton
Absolutely looking forward to assisting you in recognising your relationship!
Phone: 021 408-261;   03 471-0409 a/h.   PO Box 190, Dunedin.   Email: Click Here

Carolyne Smith
I look forward to helping you create a ceremony to celebrate your civil union in Dunedin, Cromwell or Wanaka.
Phone: 027 222 8887

Dunedin - Waikouaiti
Mike Wooliscroft
Very happy to be a celebrant for same-sex couples with individual celebrations to suit each couple.
58 Henry Street, Waikouaiti, Dunedin
Ph 03 465 7721   Email: Click Here
Anthea Levy J.P.
Experienced celebrant for your ceremony in Fiordland at World Heritage locations such as Lake Te Anau, Lake Manapouri, Milford Sound.
Phone 03 249 7721   Email: Click Here
Keith King
I have been celebrating unions and ceremonies of all kinds for fifteen+ years . Not just gay-friendly but gay and proud of it.
Phone: 027 272 2734   PO Box 12632, Hamilton.   Email: Click Here
Havelock North
Rev. David S. Dinniss
Your ceremony celebrated with dignity and joy. Twenty years' experience in planning and celebrating our human rites of passage.
Phone 06 877 9987
Christine McKenzie
Celebrating your new commitment with a caring and meaningful ceremony performed in a professional way.
Phone: 03 931-1561   or   027 231-4106    Email: Click Here
Libby Nunn
Ceremonies individually designed with your participation anywhere between Kaitaia and Auckland.
Phone: 09 408 2486,   021 175-1213     Email: Click Here
Dayle Cottis
As a professional public speaker I specialise in writing individual ceremonies, personal and pertinent to you both.
Phone 06 327 6373;   0274 721 454
Pam Bailey
I have officiated at gay and lesbian ceremonies for many years and offer uniquely created individual ceremonies from the heart.
Phone: (06) 370 2655;    027 453 5993   Email: Click Here
Anne Bowling
Creative, personalised celebrations facilitated with love and respect (Matamata-Piako area or elsewhere by arrangement).
Phone: 07 889 5288
Joan Cockburn
Personal ceremonies organised for everyone. Marriage and civil union celebrant, Justice of the Peace.
Phone: 06 844 3108
Lynda Mabin
You say what, where. I do the legal bit. Between us we create a memorable, meaningful celebration. Nelson/West Coast.
Phone: 03543 2268;   027 222 1491   Email: Click Here

Jill Williams
Celebrant trained at AUT for all celebrations and civil unions. Bringing people together.
103 Win Valley Road, RD2, Dovedale, Wakefield, Nelson.
Phone: 021 747 588     03 543 3734     Email: Click Here
New Plymouth
Terry Parkes
I have a perfect setting for your Civil Union ceremony - NiceHotel-Bistro. 7 rooms & a suite & a Bistro with a tropical garden.
Phone: 06 758 6423    Email Click Here   Web:
Walter J L Zimmerman
Personal services, flexibility as to locations, assistance to couples to design their big day and meet their needs.
Phone: 03 441 8866. PO Box 1777, Queenstown.

Phillipa M Cook
Your relationship, plus my love of being a celebrant, plus Queenstown's spectacular location equals a warm, meaningful ceremony.
Ph 03 442 7143     Email: Click Here
W.F. Johnson
I guarantee to make this the most memorable day of your lives.
Phone: 021 423 880
Carole Parker J.P.
I offer a friendly, personal service working with you both to create a memorable unique ceremony. Available in Taupo or Rotorua.
Phone 07-333-7477   Mobile: 0274-579-686   Email: Click Here
Lloyd Davies J.P.
Providing memorable ceremonies of distinction - Civil Unions, naming, reaffirmations, funerals. Member Celebrants' Association of New Zealand.
Phone: 07 544 6950. Mob: 021 514 934. Email: Click Here

Lorna Huggard J.P.
Let me help make your special day full of loving memories. No ceremony too big or too small.
Phone 07 570 1155. Email: Click Here

Margaret Parker
Ceremonies planned with you both to make your day special. Incorporate what is special to your union in your ceremony.
Phone: 07 548 1128    Email: Click Here)

Jill Shepard
Celebrate your love. Have the ceremony you want, when you want, where you want.
88 Pacific View Rd., Papamoa, Bay of Plenty.
Phone: 07 572 4507    Email: Click Here

Margaret Elizabeth Wilson
I offer a personal, unique and memorable ceremony to celebrate the union of you and your chosen life partner.
Phone: 07 576 1707;  021 129 2515  Email: Click Here
Te Anau
Frana Cardno Q.S.O. J.P.
Unique wilderness ceremonies within Fiordland World Heritage Park. Choose on board a traditional wooden yacht or on a remote, isolated beach.
Phone: 03 249 7106    Email: Click Here   
Upper Hutt
Kristin Bryan J.P.
Insightful Civil Union celebrant designing unique ceremonies to suit your specialist occasions, unions, transitions, birthdays.
Phone: 09 977 3144; 027 678 7525
Clare Brockett
Experienced lesbian celebrant. Skillfully crafting civil unions that reflect your values and aspirations. Celebrating relationships in church or elsewhere.
Ph 027-403-8679. Email: Click Here

Wellington - Central
Bill Logan
Highly experienced gay celebrant.
Phone: 04 385 1816    Email: Click Here    Web:

Wellington - Central
Calum Bennachie
Are you considering a Civil Union? Personalised services. Allow me to help you Celebrate your love for each other.
Phone: 021 101 6549    Web:

Wellington - Island Bay
Eileen Imlach
I’ll create with you a ceremony for your special occasion. Civil Unions - Marriage - Commitments - Vow Renewals. I have performed many ceremonies for gay couples.
Phone: 04 383 7469

Wellington - Island Bay
Stephanie Thomas J.P.
I am an experienced celebrant; I am a lesbian and will work with you to create the sort of ceremony that reflects who you are.
Phone: 04 383 7574    Fax: 04 383 7573     Email: Click Here

Wellington - Johnsonville
Marie Preston
I am an experienced celebrant of twelve years. I am a gay woman who likes to work with men and women from all walks of life.
19 Chapman St, Johnsonville, Wellington. 04 478 3391

Wellington - Karori
Margaret Mayman
Lesbian Presbyterian minister. Helping people celebrate relationship commitment in ways that affirm body, mind, and spirit. In church or elsewhere.
St Andrew's on The Terrace, 30 The Terrace, Wellington
Phone: (04) 472-9376 (work),   Mobile: 027-226-4608   Email:  Click Here

Wellington - Karori
Helen Anne White
The personal touch with flair and creativity. Together we’ll create the perfect ceremony for your perfect union.
Phone: 04 976 1167;   025 658 6679

Wellington - Kilbirnie
Janeen Nowicki
Big, bold and beautiful is my fame, Janeen is my name, ACDC lots of fun, make me your number one.
Phone: 04 387 9354;   021 061 0319

Wellington - Miramar
Teresa Quin
Quintessential Unions - flexible, creative & committed to giving your union the best start possible. Fees negotiable, service second to none.
Phone: 027 68 37372 (day);   04 380 7372 (eve, w/e).   Email: Click Here

Wellington - Northland
Philip C. Stenning
A strong supporter of civil unions and of recognition of gay relationships.
PO Box 5413, Lambton Quay, Wellington.
Phone: 04 976-9543

Wellington - Porirua
Barbara Donaldson
Ceremonies designed with you to meet your requirements and ensure your special day is all it can be.
Phone: 04 234 844 or 021 976 747

Wellington - Porirua
Julie McLagan J.P.
Professional and creative. Wherever... whatever... however you picture your ceremony to be, together we'll make it happen.
Email: Click Here    Web:

Wellington - Roseneath
Patricia Tuckey
I can bring a warm, relaxed and inclusive celebrant style as you publicly and legally express your love for each other.
Phone: 04 970 4061   Email: Click Here
Wellington - Thorndon and Paraparaumu Beach
Dr Maggie Roe-Shaw
Civil Union Celebrant for the wild at heart: personalised ceromines in Kapiti and Wellington.
Phone: 027 293 6288

Wellington - Upper Hutt
Rev. Norman Knipe
I am gay and friendly and you will receive a warm welcome when we meet to discuss plans for your celebration.
Phone: 04 528 5888   Fax: 04 527 4226   Web:

Wellington - Upper Hutt
Wepiha Reo (Sonny) Webster
Phone: 04-934 4440; 021 174 3667.

Wellington - Wainouiamata
Sonia Walker
A lesbian and friendly, experienced celebrant. Let me help create a ceremony that suits you. Covering the greater Wellington area.
Phone: 04 564 2116
West Coast
Jacquie Grant MNZM
As a transgendered person I know the difficulties that can face members of our wider LBGT community. I can help you to cement your loving relationship. Ceremonies on the Coast or any Sth Island location.
8 Greyhound Road, Hokitika, West Coast.
Pippa Grieve
However you wish - I will help make it reality on your special day.
Phone: 07 865 6180
Brian Callinan
A day to remember: Uour day, your choice of ceremony, your venue - which could be on a beach, a boat or in a house. You decide, I conform.
Phone: 07 308 7742