I. Register Offices and Officers.
§ 1. It shall be lawful for the Governor, at any
Districts to be proclaimed. 1858, Act No. 29, Sec. 2.
time, by Proclamation in the New Zealand Gazette
, to divide the Colony of New Zealand for the purposes of this Act into such and so many districts as he shall think fit, and every such district shall he called by a distinct name and shall be a Registrar's District: Provided always that the Governor may at any time revoke the whole or any part of such Proclamation, and issue a new Proclamation dividing the colony or any portion of it anew into districts, or increasing the number or altering the boundaries of districts, as from time to time he may think requisite: Provided always that the districts already proclaimed under "The Marriage Act, 1854," shall be deemed to be districts constituted under this Act.
§ 2. It shall be lawful for the Governor, by
Registrar-General and Registrars to be appointed. Ibid, Sec 3.
warrant under his hand, from time to time to appoint a fit person to be Registrar-General, and also fit persons to be Registrars of Marriages, who shall hold office during the Governor's pleasure: Provided always that the Registrar-General and Registrars of districts now acting shall be deemed to have been appointed under this Act.?
§ 3. It shall be lawful for the Governor at any
Governor may appoint Deputy Registrar-General
time to appoint a fit person to be the Deputy of the Registrar-General to act in ease of death illness or
unavoidable absence, and such. Deputy shall, during the time he shall so act, have all the powers and privileges, and perform all the duties, and be subject to all the responsibilities, of the Registrar-General, except that he shall not have the power given by the eighth section of this Act of making amending altering or revoking such regulations as are therein mentioned. The appointment of such Deputy shall be notified in the New Zealand Gazette
When Deputy to act. Ibid.
In case of the illness or absence of the Registrar-General his Deputy shall act as such from such day as the Registrar-General (or in case of illness incapacitating him, his medical attendant) shall certify under his hand to the Deputy appointed as aforesaid to act for him that he is ill and unable to perform his duties, or that he is about to be absent; and such Deputy shall cease to act as such from the day on which he shall receive from the Registrar-General a certificate under his hand to the effect that the Registrar-General has resumed his duties.
Governor may appoint Deputy Registrars. 1858, Act No.29, Sec. 4.
§ 4. It shall be lawful for the Governor at anytime to appoint a fit person to be Deputy of any Registrar, to act in case of death illness or unavoidable absence; and every Deputy shall, during the time he shall so act, have all the powers and privileges and perform all the duties and be subject to all the responsibilities of the Registrar for whom he shall have been appointed Deputy.
§ 5. Whenever any Registrar shall die, the
Deputy appointed as aforesaid shall act as Registrar from the day of such death, and in case of illness or absence shall act as such from such day as such Registrar (or in case of illness incapacitating him so to do, his medical attendant) shall certify under his band to the Deputy appointed as aforesaid to
act for him that he is ill and unable to perform his
duties, or that he is about to be absent; and such Deputy shall cease to act as such from the day on which he shall receive from the Registrar whose Deputy he is a certificate under his hand to the effect that such Registrar has resumed his duties. No Registrar shall have power to act during such term as his Deputy is lawfully acting.
§ 6. The said Registrars shall be and they are
Registrars power to levy fees.
hereby empowered to levy and receive the several fees authorized to be collected by them under and
1851, Act No. 12, Sec. 4.
by virtue of this Act, to be applied in manner hereinafter provided.
§7. No Registrar appointed under the provisions
Registrars not liable to serve on juries. Ibid, Sec. 5.
of this Act shall be compellable to serve on any jury or inquest, or to fill any parochial or corporate office whatsoever.