More than 100 same-sex couples have married since it was made
legal in August, new figures show.
Provisional Statistics New Zealand figures show 117 gay
couples have tied the knot since on August 19.
Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson said 61 female couples
and 56 males couples wed.
Forty-seven of the 117 marriages were couples who transferred
their civil union to marriage, he said.
"The information also shows one third of same-sex marriages
were to overseas residents, compared with 10 per cent of
There were 33 civil unions registered over the same period,
down from 53 in the same quarter a year ago.
For the September quarter there were 2798 marriages
registered in New Zealand.