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Don’t stirrup trouble this Melbourne Cup

Monday, 4 November 2019, 3:58 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Kiwis are known for their unbridled enthusiasm for the Melbourne Cup, and for ponying up a few bucks for sweepstakes. More >>

At-home registry weddings come to Wellington

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 10:48 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Wellingtonians can now skip the Registry Office and get married in a registry wedding right at home – and everything can be booked easily online! More >>

Gillian Whitehead breathes new music into taonga puoro

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 3:05 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The revival of traditional Māori musical instruments, taonga puoro, is celebrated at the National Library this week on Friday 1 November. More >>

Consultation on new ways to fund Fire and Emergency NZ

Friday, 25 October 2019, 1:34 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Consultation on new ways to fund Fire and Emergency New Zealand opens The Government wants to know if there is a better way to fund Fire and Emergency New Zealand (Fire and Emergency). This could include improving the existing insurance-based levy approach ... More >>

SmartStart expands service

Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 10:05 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

SmartStart has expanded its service to include information and resources for children up to 6 years old! More >>

NZ company fined NZ$36,000 for unsolicited messages

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 5:28 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The New Zealand Trustees Association (NZTA) and founder, Errol Anderson, have been fined a total penalty of NZ$ 44,000 in the Auckland High Court for sending unsolicited commercial electronic messages. NZTA is required to pay NZ$ 36,000, while Mr. Anderson ... More >>

$4 million penalty for repeated non-compliance

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 4:36 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Jin Yuan Finance Ltd (Jin Yuan), an Auckland based money remitter, has been fined $4 million plus costs for repeated non-compliance under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009. The High Court judgment for the penalty ... More >>

Internal Affairs urges New Zealanders to be mindful

Thursday, 10 October 2019, 2:37 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Jolene Armadoros, Director Digital Safety, says footage of the recent attack in Germany has been deemed objectionable under New Zealand law. More >>

Be diligent when renewing passports

Friday, 27 September 2019, 3:59 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs, warns Kiwis against using unofficial websites promising passport renewal services. More >>

New service available for bereaved parents

Monday, 23 September 2019, 2:38 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Whetūrangitia – a new online service supporting bereaved parents and whānau by bringing together information and resources in one place. More >>

Rangatahi take part in popular creative writing competition

Monday, 23 September 2019, 11:46 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

‘Outstanding’, ‘high calibre’ and ‘skilfully composed’ — these are some of the words used to describe the incredible creative work of our rangatahi who entered the 2019 Smart Alex competition. More >>

DIA takes civil action against two money remitters

Thursday, 19 September 2019, 11:59 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has filed civil proceedings in the Auckland High Court against OTT Trading Group Limited, an Auckland-based money remitter, and MSI Group Limited, a Christchurch-based money remitter, under the Anti-Money Laundering ... More >>

Pūkana exhibition open at Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 2:41 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A celebration of iconic Māori moments in performance officially opened at the National Library of New Zealand last night. More >>

Waiata taking off at Wellington Airport

Tuesday, 10 September 2019, 12:27 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Beautiful harmonies, melodic symphonies, and goose bump inducing haka will be in the air at Wellington Airport this week. More >>

Five years nine months given for child exploitation material

Friday, 23 August 2019, 3:26 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Today in the Palmerston North District Court, Nigel Maurice Urwin, 43, was sentenced to five years nine months imprisonment for the possession and distribution of child sexual abuse and exploitation materials. More >>

Sentencing for five guilty of misuse of grant funding

Friday, 23 August 2019, 12:58 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Four defendants and one incorporated society found guilty last December for 21 charges of criminal offences were sentenced in the Manukau District Court last week. More >>

A little can go a long way

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 5:02 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The latest round of the Ethnic Communities Development Fund opens today, supporting projects that grow the leadership and capability of ethnic groups, improve cultural understanding, and ensure our ethnic communities are a vibrant and celebrated part ... More >>

Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding round now open

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 4:51 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. More >>

Formal warning to Customhouse Safe Deposits Limited

Monday, 29 July 2019, 11:56 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has issued a formal warning to Customhouse Safe Deposits Limited (CSDL) under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act). More >>

The fast pace of a fast-talking PI Poet Laureate

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 1:53 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A whirlwind two-year tenure is coming to an end for New Zealand Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh. More >>

 

 

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