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Register of deaths

Publish the deaths register openly, preferably via an XML API.

Computer systems, particularly Identity Management Systems, being unaware of the deceased status of a member, and continuing to transact with the member, their family or other contacts as-if they are not deceased.

Enabling Identity Management Systems to be updated automatically when a person is deceased.

Response from
Department of Internal Affairs

Data not suitable for release

Death information may be supplied to non-government organisations for the purpose of removing or suppressing the names of deceased persons from a database. Please refer to section 78F of the Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995. If you require more information contact Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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