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22 year old jailed for trading child abuse images

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 4:39 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A 22-year-old man was sentenced to 25 months’ imprisonment in the Palmerston North District Court today for importing and distributing electronic videos of children being sexually abused. More >>

Couple sentenced for falsifying birth details

Wednesday, 10 September 2014, 1:51 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A South Auckland married couple convicted of falsely registering the birth of a child as their own were today each sentenced to 60 hours’ community work in the Manukau District Court. More >>

Next funding round / history of Chinese laundries

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 2:40 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Members of the public are invited to apply to the current funding round of the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust before applications close on 30 September 2014. More >>

Christchurch bar loses licence to operate pokies

Monday, 25 August 2014, 4:07 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Gambling Commission has upheld the cancellation of a Christchurch pub’s licence to operate pokies and confirmed that local woman Sonya McIntyre cannot supervise their pokie machine gambling. More >>

Te Kuiti man imprisoned for images of young children

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:28 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Te Kuiti man caught with pictures of children being sexually abused has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment. Sickness beneficiary Daniel James Parry, 35, appeared for sentence in the Tauranga District Court today (Friday) after pleading guilty ... More >>

Asian comics part of child sex abuse image collection

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:12 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Hastings chef has been sentenced to ten months imprisonment today at the Hastings District court for possessing online child sex abuse images. More >>

Couple convicted for falsifying birth details

Wednesday, 20 August 2014, 12:01 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A South Auckland married couple have pleaded guilty to charges of falsely registering the birth of a child as their own. The plea came at the conclusion of the prosecution case, initiated by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages, in the ... More >>

926 same sex marriages since law change

Monday, 18 August 2014, 2:23 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Nine hundred and twenty six same sex couples were married in New Zealand in the year since the successful implementation of changes to the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Act. More >>

Top twenty New Zealand Surnames

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 2:53 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The latest year’s crop of Kiwi babies have more names of non-European origin than ever before. Internal Affairs records show that while Smith, Wilson and Williams are the most popular family names, Singh and Wang at seventh and eighth have overtaken ... More >>

Home detention and more for pokie money theft

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 4:17 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The former manager of two Hamilton bars was today sentenced to nine months home detention and 200 hours of community service for stealing more than $90,000 of gaming machine money from her employer. More >>

Pokie trust obtained licence by deception

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 3:10 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has welcomed a decision by the Gambling Commission which has found that a Blenheim based gaming machine society, Bluegrass Holdings Limited, obtained its licence to operate pokie machines by deception and that a decision ... More >>

Archives NZ opens the files on World War 1

Sunday, 3 August 2014, 1:47 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

More than 141,000 World War 1 service files are now available online, adding to the wealth of information detailing New Zealanders experience of the war made available by Archives New Zealand and the National Library. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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