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Newsletter Link

The current newsletter is now on line at the NZSG website. 

Log in to the NZSG website. 

Go to the Māori Interest Group page. 

Scroll to the end of the page to find the newsletter link.


Family relationships chart

Ever been confused about family relationships?  We hope this Chart will help sort things out...


1. Select two people in your family and figure out which ancestor they have in common. For example, if you chose yourself and a first cousin, you would have a grandparent in common!

2. Look at the top row of the chart (#1-10) and find the first person's relationship to the common ancestor.

3. Look at the far left column of the chart (A-J) and find the second person's relationship to the common ancestor.

4. Move across the columns and down the rows to determine where the row and column containing these two relationships meet - This box is the relationship between the two individuals (i.e. #5 & “F” (X) are 3rd Cousins, Once Removed).


The below Links are in no specific order, additions and suggestions are welcome.

NZ Cemetery Search




  North Island City or District Council Admin Office SEARCH
1 Auckland City Council *Auckland website  
  Bay of Plenty Regional Council   website NCD 
2 Carterton District Council Carterton website  
3 Central Hawke's Bay District Council Waipawa  website  
4 Far North District Council Kaikohe  website  
5 Gisborne District Council Gisborne  website  
  Greater Wellington Regional Council   website  
6 Hamilton City Council Hamilton  website  
7 Hastings District Council Hastings  website  
8 Hauraki District Council Paeroa  website  
  Hawke's Bay Regional Council   website  NCD 
  Horizons Regional Council (Manawatu-Wanganui Regional Council)   website NCD
9 Horowhenua District Council Napier  website  
10 Hutt City Council Lower Hutt website  
11 Kaipara District Council Dargaville  website NCD-CCD
12 Kapiti Coast District Council Paraparaumu  website  
13 Kawerau District Council Kawerau  website  
14 Manawatu District Council Feilding  website  
15 Masterton District Council Masterton  website  
16 Matamata-Piako District Council Te Aroha website NCD-CCD
17 Napier City Council Napier  website  
18 New Plymouth District Council New Plymouth website  
  Northland Regional Council   website NCD 
19 Opotiki District Council Opotiki website  
20 Otorohanga District Council Otorohanga  website  
21 Palmerston North City Council Palmerston North website  
22 Porirua City Council Porirua website  
23 Rangitikei District Council Marton website  
24 Rotorua District Council Rotorua  website  
25 Ruapehu District Council Taumarunui website NCD-CCD
26 South Taranaki District Council Hawera website  
27 South Waikato District Council Tokoroa website  
28 South Wairarapa District Council Martinborough  website NCD-CCD
29 Stratford District Council Stratford  website  
  Taranaki Regional Council   website NCD 
30 Tararua District Council Dannevirke website  
31 Taupo District Council Taupo website  
32 Tauranga City Council Tauranga website  
33 Thames-Coromandel District Council Thames website  
34 Upper Hutt City Council Upper Hutt  website  
35 Waikato District Council Ngaruawahia  website NCD-CCD
  Waikato Regional Council   website NCD 
36 Waipa District Council Te Awamutu website  
37 Wairoa District Council Wairoa website  
38 Waitomo District Council Te Kuiti website NCD-CCD
39 Wanganui District Council Wanganui website  
40 Wellington City Council Wellington  website  
41 Western Bay of Plenty District Council Tauranga website NCD-CCD
42 Whakatane District Council Whakatāne website  
43 Whangarei District Council Whangarei website  
  South Island City or District Council Admin Office SEARCH
44 Ashburton District Council Ashburton website  
45 Buller District Council Westport website  
46 Central Otago District Council Alexandra website NCD-CCD
47 Chatham Islands Council Waitangi website NCD-CCD
48 Christchurch City Council Christchurch website  
49 Clutha District Council Balclutha  website NCD-CCD
50 Dunedin City Council Dunedin website  
  Environment Canterbury Regional Council   website NCD 
  Environment Southland Regional Council   website NCD 
51 Gore District Council Gore website  
52 Grey District Council Greymouth  website NCD-CCD
53 Hurunui District Council Amberley website  
54 Invercargill City Council Invercargill  website  
55 Kaikoura District Council Kaikoura  website NCD-CCD
56 Mackenzie District Council Fairlie   website  
57 Marlborough District Council Blenheim  website  
58 Nelson City Council Nelson  website  
  Otago Regional Council   website NCD 
59 Queenstown Lakes District Council Queenstown  website  
60 Selwyn District Council Rolleston website  
61 Southland District Council Invercargill  website  
62 Stewart Island/Rakiura Community Board Halfmoon Bay website NCD-CCD
63 Tasman District Council Nelson website  
64 Timaru District Council Timaru website  
65 Waimakariri District Council Rangiora  website  
66 Waimate District Council Waimate website  
67 Waitaki District Council Oamaru  website  
  West Coast Regional Council   website NCD 
68 Westland District Council Hokitika  website  
  *AUCKLAND = No Central Database for Auckland SuperCity available at this time  
  Most Regional Councils do NOT administer Cemetery Records  
  website = Click on the Hyperlink  
   (!) Please report any broken links    
  Compiled by Bruce MATHERS NZSG #6666 for the NZSG Maori Interest Group  

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Kia mau koe ki nga kupu o ou tupuna (hold fast to the words of your ancestors)

NZSG YouTube Clip

Whakapapa Research Guide

WHAKAPAPA: An introduction to researching Māori and Pākehā-Māori families, their history, heritage, and culture


Important: All information contained on this site is provided in good faith as a general reference source only and is given for 'genealogical' purposes as possible finding aids.  The Webmaster & Editor welcome contributions for publication, but reserve the right to edit as necessary.  The views expressed are not necessarily those of the NZSG, MIG, Editor, Webmaster and/or the MIG Committee and we therefore do not accept any responsibility for information or opinions expressed herein.  The Society, MIG and their executives cannot vouch for the accuracy of any reference material and it is the responsibility of the user to confirm all data which may be provided through this website. 


Site prepared by Eduard Cowell  - 24th November 2009

Website Editor - Bruce Mathers