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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 >>

Singapore adopts NZ search service

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 1:14 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A pioneering search service developed by the National Library of New Zealand’s DigitalNZ group, has been adopted for use by the Singapore Government, says DigitalNZ head Andy Neale. More >>

Court orders reparation in gambling society theft

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 4:31 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A former sports organisation treasurer who pleaded guilty to 14 charges of using a document for pecuniary advantage and one charge of false accounting has been ordered to pay $8000 in reparation at $100 per week. More >>

DigitalNZ makes Radio New Zealand catalogue more accessible

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 11:14 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Radio New Zealand’s vast catalogue of over 150,000 interviews and news items is now more accessible thanks to a new partnership with the National Library of New Zealand’s DigitalNZ service. More >>

Former bar manager found guilty of pokie machine money theft

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 3:24 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The former manager of an Auckland bar and café has been found guilty of stealing gaming machine money. John Mark Bradfield pleaded not guilty in the Auckland District Court to one charge of theft by a person in a special relationship. More >>

Gambling trust administrator sentenced

Wednesday, 26 February 2014, 11:49 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A former gambling trust administrator was sentenced to nine months home detention and 200 hours community work in the Manukau District Court yesterday. More >>

New weapon for anti-spam investigators

Friday, 21 February 2014, 9:35 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs has stepped up its fight against mobile phone text spam by entering into a public private partnership and signing up to an international reporting service which will make it easier to track spammers and fraudsters breaching New Zealand’s ... More >>

Pokie expenditure drops in calendar year 2013

Thursday, 20 February 2014, 3:33 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Gaming machine expenditure in pubs and clubs in the year ended December 2013 dropped 3.4 per cent from $839.7 m to $811.5 m, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. There were also fewer licence holders, gambling venues and gaming ... More >>

Guilty plea over pokie profits

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 11:03 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A 67 year old man has pleaded guilty to five charges of theft by a person in a special relationship after he failed to bank $93,127 of pokie machine profits. The Department of Internal Affairs, which is responsible for the integrity of the New Zealand gambling ... More >>

Historic fine for spam company

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 10:02 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

An Auckland based marketing company has been ordered to pay $120,000 for sending spam via email and text messages – the largest penalty imposed for sending spam in New Zealand. More >>

Guilty plea for gambling society theft

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 12:04 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A former sports organisation treasurer has pleaded guilty to 14 charges of using a document for pecuniary advantage and one charge of false accounting. More >>

Pokie money theft from Auckland hotel brings conviction

Monday, 10 February 2014, 12:32 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Pokie money theft from Auckland hotel brings conviction A former manager of Auckland’s Albion Hotel was convicted on Friday 7 February 2014 of stealing more than $35 000 of gaming machine money. A jury at Auckland District Court heard how Michael Anthony ... More >>

361 same sex marriages since law change

Friday, 24 January 2014, 3:52 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Three hundred and sixty one same sex couples have got married in New Zealand from August to December 2013. More >>

Child sex abuse sites bookmarked as favourites

Tuesday, 21 January 2014, 2:41 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A New Plymouth man was sentenced today to two years nine months in prison for possessing and distributing online pictures of children being sexually exploited and abused. More >>

Internal Affairs makes forecasting error public

Thursday, 12 December 2013, 4:38 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs makes forecasting error public Forecasting errors by the Department of Internal Affairs resulted in over-stating the forecast funds available to the Lottery Grants Board in 2013/14 by $12.44 million. This information is made public ... More >>

Child sex abuse pictures bring jail term

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 4:24 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A 49-year-old Auckland beneficiary was jailed today for 10-and-a-half months after he pleaded guilty to 30 charges of possessing objectionable publications – pictures of children being sexually exploited or abused. More >>

Licence suspensions reinstated for pokie breaches

Tuesday, 10 December 2013, 4:12 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs says it is very pleased that the Court of Appeal has clarified the Gambling Act and decided that the suspension or cancellation of licences for past one-off breaches can be imposed. More >>

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