Call for submissions

The Law Commission is consulting widely with New Zealanders about the issues and reform options contained in this Issues Paper.

As well as face-to-face meetings, we are keen to receive submissions from individual members of the public, interested groups and organisations on the specific proposals put forward in Parts 2-4 of the Issues Paper. These can be downloaded separately from our website and each contains a set of questions about the reform options discussed in that Part.

A stand-alone Summary is also available for download and is intended to be used as a public consultation document. It includes the key questions we ask in relation to the various options for reform contained in each Part of the Issues Paper.

Submitters are invited to respond to any of the questions, particularly in areas that especially concern or interest them, or about which they have particular views. Submitters do not need to address every question.

Submissions can be sent in any format but it is helpful to specify the number of the question you are discussing.

Emailed submissions should be sent to:

Written submissions should be sent to:
Burial Review
Law Commission
PO Box 2590
Wellington 6011, DX SP 23534

Alternatively, submitters may like to use the pre-formatted submission template available on our website at

Submissions or comments on this Issues Paper should arrive no later than 20 December 2013. A final report and recommendations to Government will be published in 2014.

Official Information Act 1982
The Law Commission’s processes are essentially public, and it is subject to the Official Information Act 1982. Thus copies of submissions made to the Law Commission will normally be made available on request, and the Commission may refer to submissions (including the name of submitters) in its reports. Any requests for withholding of information on grounds of confidentiality or for any other reason will be determined in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982.