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Home detention for pokie money theft

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 3:36 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A former manager of Auckland’s Albion Hotel was today sentenced in the Auckland District Court to five months’ home detention and 100 hours community work after being convicted in February of stealing more than $35,000 of gaming machine money. More >>

Cell phone evidence a first

Friday, 25 July 2014, 3:41 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Cell phone evidence a first Evidence gathered solely from a cell phone has been used for the first time to convict a Hastings man for possessing child sexual abuse pictures. Michael Lawrence Worsnop, a 29-year-old orchard worker pleaded guilty to three charges ... More >>

Pokie spending and numbers continue to drop

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:51 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Pub and club gaming machine expenditure in the year ended June 2014 fell 2.4 per cent from $826.3 million to $806.2 million. There were also fewer licence holders, gambling venues and gaming machines compared with 12 months earlier. Licence holders ... More >>

Labrador retrievers the most popular dog breed

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 12:19 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Labrador retriever was once again the most popular dog breed in the country with over 41 thousand registered in the 2013/14 registration year. On the top five list are the Huntaway (31,385); Border collie (23,190); and Jack Russell Terrier (18,658). ... More >>

Top 20 Māori boys’ and girls’ names for 2013

Wednesday, 23 July 2014, 11:54 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has released the top 20 Māori baby names for 2013 in association with Māori Language Week 2014, Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. The most popular Māori baby names in 2013 were Nikau for boys and Aria for girls, the ... More >>

Man jailed for hundreds of child sex abuse images

Friday, 4 July 2014, 3:03 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Porirua man has been sentenced to seven and a half months in jail for possessing and sharing objectionable images of seven young girls. More >>

Supervision and community work for offender

Friday, 4 July 2014, 1:08 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A man, caught twice with child sexual abuse material, was sentenced to 18 months intensive supervision and 100 hours community work in the Christchurch District Court yesterday. More >>

Internal Affairs Wins Major Award

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 4:35 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Transforming the way government departments buy, access and use ICT has won the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) a 2014 Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) Award at an event in Wellington last night. More >>

Unlicensed security company fined

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 3:16 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A security company has to pay $12,600 after it was convicted in the Auckland District Court today for operating without a licence. More >>

Internal Affairs Wins Major Award

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 10:20 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Transforming the way government departments buy, access and use ICT has won the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) a 2014 Institute of Public Administration New Zealand (IPANZ) Award at an event in Wellington last night. More >>

Decision on North Rodney application

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 3:54 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Local Government Commission has declined an application from a Warkworth-based community group for the creation of a new local authority, independent of Auckland Council. The Commission has released its decision on the reorganisation application ... More >>

More jail time for repeat offender

Tuesday, 17 June 2014, 3:04 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A repeat offender, previously convicted for possessing and distributing child sex abuse images, has been jailed again – this time for almost three years. Graeme Murray Purvis, 50, an unemployed truck driver, appeared for sentence in the Dunedin ... More >>

New software service simplifies ICT for government agencies

Monday, 16 June 2014, 11:30 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A new all-of-government office productivity software service will help agencies streamline their support systems as they focus on transforming their customer services, says Government Chief Information Officer, Colin MacDonald. More >>

Jailed for possessing and making child sex abuse movies

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 9:34 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Jailed for possessing and making child sex abuse movies A Tauranga man was jailed yesterday for two years and two months on multiple charges involving child sexual abuse movies and other images. More >>

Opening up local government election data

Friday, 2 May 2014, 3:37 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Voting statistics on the 2013 local authority elections are being released as open data for the first time by the Department of Internal Affairs. More >>

Pokie takings down

Friday, 2 May 2014, 12:20 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Gaming machine expenditure in the country’s 1330 pubs and clubs in the first three months of 2014 dropped seven per cent on the takings for the last three months of 2013. More >>

Community detention for pokie theft

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 4:56 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A 67-year-old former company director, convicted of stealing pokie machine profits, was today sentenced to six months community detention, 160 hours of community work and ordered to make reparation of $6,000. More >>

Father jailed for possessing child sex abuse images

Monday, 14 April 2014, 11:22 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A father who admitted possessing hundreds of objectionable videos and images of children stored on his computer was sentenced to 12 months in jail in the Palmerston North District Court on Friday 11 April. More >>

Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) opens

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 3:27 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

More than $12 million is available to support community groups with the opening of the Community Organisation Grants Scheme funding round for 2014/15. More >>

Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday 6/4/14

Tuesday, 1 April 2014, 12:08 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday, 6 April 2014, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am People may find it convenient to put their clocks back by one hour before going to bed on Saturday 5 April. More >>

 

 

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