Coroner’s Inquests 

If the information on a death certificate is given by a coroner or "by verdict of jury" then that is an indication that a Coroner’s inquest was held to determine the cause of death. There are no known surviving records before 1844 and if the inquest took place within the last 50 years, permission must be gained from the Coroner’s Clerk, Department of Justice, Private Bag, Wellington. Archives New Zealand, Wellington has finding aids to help the researcher locate an inquest held.