This dataset does not include names of people born overseas whose birth was not registered in New Zealand.
As first and middle names are recorded in the system together, the first name has been split off from middle names by looking for the first space in the name. This means there may be names not correctly listed.
Records with no first name details have been excluded from this dataset.
Registrations with a sex other than Male or Female (e.g. indeterminate or not recorded) are excluded.