Lost Family & Buddies
White Pages - there's only one...
Anyone can look it up and find where someone lives. You can view
copies of all of the electoral rolls at any registrar of elector's office. Local
rolls are also held at PostShops, local council offices, libraries and court houses.
It isn't online.
Old School Pals
For such a small population,
there are a lot of folk using these sites
Friends - 1,551,222 members. 320,880 schools and workplaces. Free. The biggest and best site of this type.
- Friends United NZ - 200,000 people registered - that's
5% of the population! Previously known as FindAKiwi and School Friends Australia,, the focus these days is more photos and memories than finding friends
Online dating is alive and well
in NZ. You might find plenty of Kiwis via international
sites, but these should be better...
They might have their name on a website, either
personal, education or work-related. Search for them using Google and these types
of search queries. The "site" part restricts the search to sites that
are from that country.
- site:nz "joe bloggs"
- site:nz "joe * bloggs"
"j * bloggs"
- site:nz "bloggs, joe"
Prisons - locations of prisons, all other official info is there - no inmate
Records - get a Birth, Death or Marriage Certificate