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Richard Rawstorn with Richard Andrew from Christchurch and Jess Ives... News PhotoBay of Islands - New Zealand,Celebration,Christchurch - New Zealand,Horizontal,Lifestyles,Marriage Equality,New Zealand,RotoruaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRichard Rawstorn (2R) with Richard Andrew (R) from Christchurch and Jess Ives (2L) and Rachel Briscoe (L) from the Bay of Islands celebrate during the first same sex marriage at the Rotorua Museum in Rotorua on August 19, 2013. More than 30 same-sex couples will say 'I do' on Monday when New Zealand becomes the first Asia-Pacific country and only the 14th in the world to legalise gay marriage. The move has sparked a raft of competitions to set wedding firsts, but unease amongst the religious community. AFP PHOTO / MARTY MELVILLE (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)