The Ministry of Health was expecting about 1100 patients to request to end their lives in the first year of New Zealand's assisted dying regime, although it was predicting only about a third of those would carry through with euthanasia.
There is concern the unapproved drugs could cause prolonged deaths.
Palliative care experts say we are woefully unprepared to introduce assisted dying.
He was convicted of three murders in South Africa in 2019.
Almost two-thirds of Kiwis are planning to vote yes, according to a recent poll.
Vicki Walsh changed her mind at the last moment.
"It was a devastating end to a very good life, and it could have been so much better."
They're annoyed it won't become law unless the public says so, despite getting Parliament's approval.
National MP Maggie Barry is promising to fight it through to referendum.