Lost Family & Buddies
White Pages - there's only one...
Roll info - 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
a Kiwi (merged with Kiwi's Reunited) - 200,000 people registered - that's
5% of the population!
Friends - not as popular as Find a Kiwi, but covers school, universities,
clubs, defence units and workplaces in Australia and NZ
Friends - 250,000 members
Past Pupils - less than a dozen Johns listed
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