• Archna Tandon – New JP and Marriage Celebrant in Christchurch

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    Archna Tandon has a habit of saying ‘yes’ to things

    It’s why the Christchurch woman has several titles to her name: Justice of the Peace, Vice President of the Christchurch Women’s Multicultural Council, Deputy Chair of the Christchurch Migrants Centres Board of Trustees and University of Canterbury employee, among others.

  • Let's talk marriage

    New Registrar General - Jeff Montgomery

    The new Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages wants to make sure that the services that are on offer to people living in New Zealand are accessible and easily understood by ethnic communities. Jeff Montgomery has recently taken on the role at the Department of Internal Affairs . And he would like to see more marriage celebrants from the ethnic communities.

    "I am particularly interested in meeting with ethnic community leaders to discuss marriage," says Mr Montgomery.