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Report a death to the coroner

Or to enquire about a recent death (within the past 48 hours) reported to the Coroner

National Initial Investigation Office (NIIO)
Phone: 0800 266 800
Email: NIIO@justice.govt.nz

Request information

Cases the coroner is still investigating

If the case is still being investigated by the coroner, please contact the regional office responsible for the case. 

If you don’t know whether the case is active or which regional office is responsible, you can:

Find out more about what information you can request

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Media liaison

Contact the Ministry of Justice media team(external link).

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Regional offices and Office of the Chief Coroner

The Office of the Chief Coroner is located in the Auckland District Court.

Coronial Services also has nine regional offices, and you can contact these offices using the information below. Please note that the postal addresses use DX Mail. Write the address as written below and send it the same way as any other mail. You can use an NZ Post mail box, but if you use a DX Mail box your mail may get to us faster(external link).

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Office of the Chief Coroner

Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall

Phone: 09 916 9151

Fax: 09 375 6749

Postal address:
CX10079
Auckland

Street address:
Level 10, Auckland District Court
Albert St
Auckland

Email: OfficeoftheChiefCoroner@justice.govt.nz

Whangarei

Relief Coroner Alison Mills

Phone: 09 430 4307

Fax: 09 430 4309

Postal address:
AX10041
Whangarei

Street address:
Level 2, Manaia House
Rathbone St
Whangarei

Email: csu.whangarei@justice.govt.nz

Raoul Islands (Kermedec Group)

See Whangarei

Auckland

Coroner Debra Bell
Coroner Katharine Greig
Coroner Sarn Herdson
Coroner Morag McDowell
Relief Coroner Heather McKenzie
Relief Coroner Janet Anderson

Phone: 09 916 9419

Fax: 09 916 9387

Postal address:
CX10079
Auckland

Street address:
Level 7, Auckland District Court
65 Albert Street
Auckland

Email: csu.auckland@justice.govt.nz

Hamilton

Coroner Matthew Bates
Coroner Michael Robb
Relief Coroner Louella Dunn

Phone: 07 834 1756

Fax: 07 834 1757

Postal address:
GX10014
Hamilton

Street address:
219 Collingwood Street
Hamilton

Email: csu.hamilton@justice.govt.nz

Rotorua

Coroner Bruce Hesketh
Coroner Donna Llewell
Relief Coroner Heidi Wrigley

Phone: 07 343 1021

Fax: 07 343 1023

Postal address:
JX10517
Rotorua

Street address: 
Level 2, Hauora House
Haupapa Street
Rotorua

Email: csu.rotorua@justice.govt.nz

Hastings

Coroner Tracey Fitzgibbon

Phone: 06 870 3116

Fax: 06 870 3118

Postal address:
MX10033
Hastings

Street address:
Level 1, Hastings District Court
106 Eastbourne Street West
Hastings

Email: csu.hastings@justice.govt.nz

Palmerston North

Coroner Robin Kay

Phone: 06 350 0083

Fax: 06 350 0084

Postal address:
PX10001
Palmerston North

Street address:
478 Main Street
Palmerston North

Email: csu.palmerstonnorth@justice.govt.nz

Wellington

Coroner Peter Ryan
Coroner Brigitte Windley
Relief Coroner Mark Wilton
Relief Coroner Mary-Anne Borrowdale

Phone: 04 910 4487

Fax: 04 910 4488

Postal address:
SX10044
Wellington

Street address:
Level 5, Wellington District Court
43 Ballance Street
Wellington

Email: csu.wellington@justice.govt.nz

Chatham Islands

See Wellington

Christchurch

Coroner Marcus Elliott
Coroner Sue Johnson
Coroner Anna Tutton

Phone: 03 353 0444

Postal address:
WX10073
Christchurch

Street address:
Level 1
Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
20 Lichfield Street
Christchurch 8011

Emailcsu.christchurch@justice.govt.nz

Dunedin

Coroner David Robinson
Relief Coroner Alexandra Cunninghame

Phone: 03 470 1147

Fax: 03 470 1149

Postal address:
YX10149
Dunedin

Street address:
Dunedin District Court
Lower Stuart Street
Dunedin 9016

Email: csu.dunedin@justice.govt.nz

Ross Dependency

See Christchurch

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Manager Justice Services, Coronial

The Manager Justice Services, Coronial is based in Chorus House, Auckland. They have oversight of coronial operations across the country.

Susan Ratana

Phone: 09 307 9986

Postal address:
CX10086
Auckland

Street address:
Level 2, Chorus House
41 Federal Street
Auckland 1010

Email: Susan.Ratana@justice.govt.nz

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