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Home detention for child abuse collection

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 10:25 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A West Coast man was sentenced (10 Feb) to eight months’ home detention in the Greymouth District Court for possessing child sex abuse pictures. Stephen Marshall Neill, 27, unemployed, had earlier pleaded guilty to possessing objectionable publications ... More >>

More than 27,000 new Kiwis in 2015

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:40 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

This Waitangi Day, New Zealand will roll out the welcome mat to 24 new citizens at Government House, and acknowledge over 27,000 people who were granted citizenship last year. More >>

Input sought on stronger local government

Friday, 5 February 2016, 2:26 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Local Government Commission and the Masterton, Carterton and South Wairarapa district councils are seeking views, through a series of public meetings, on achieving stronger local government for the Wairarapa. More >>

Internal Affairs warns of inheritance fraud scam

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 5:34 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs has been alerted to a phishing scam that resulted in significant financial loss to the targeted individual. More >>

Pokie spending up over 2015

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 4:59 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Gaming machine expenditure in pubs and clubs in the year ended December 2015 was up 2 per cent on the previous year, 2014, from $811.4 m to $828 m, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. This was despite there being fewer licence ... More >>

LGC begins ‘Regional Conversations’

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 12:19 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Local Government Commission begins its Regional Conversations initiative today with a visit to Marlborough. Commission Chair Sir Wira Gardiner, Commissioner Janie Annear, with chief executive Sandra Preston, will be in Blenheim to meet with Mayor ... More >>

Top 20 Māori boys’ and girls’ names for 2015

Friday, 29 January 2016, 12:20 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Topping the list of the most popular Māori baby names in 2015 were Maia for girls and Nikau for boys according to Te Tari Taiwhenua, the Department of Internal Affairs. The figures were collected from all births registered in New Zealand in the year ... More >>

Two year investigation leads to prosecution

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 5:20 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Seven individuals and two organisations charged with offences under the Crimes Act and Gambling Act appeared in Manukau District Court today. The alleged offending followed a two year investigation by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) and ... More >>

Olivia and Oliver top baby names for 2015

Wednesday, 6 January 2016, 12:08 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

With a very similar ring to them, Olivia and Oliver have topped the list of most popular names for new-born girls and boys in 2015. More >>

Historic South Island and Māori newspapers on Papers Past

Tuesday, 5 January 2016, 1:57 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The fiercely competitive world of newspaper publishing during the nineteenth century Otago gold rush has come to life with the latest digitisation project for the National Library’s Papers Past website. More >>

The Warehouse fined for marketing practice

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 12:25 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Warehouse fined for marketing practice The Warehouse Group Ltd has been fined almost $20,000 for repeatedly sending marketing emails to people who had asked not to receive them. This is the largest civil infringement notice issued by the Department ... More >>

Government Recordkeeping and Audit Report

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 5:02 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Chief Archivist’s report to the Minister of Internal Affairs on the state of recordkeeping in public offices and the 2014/15 recordkeeping audits was presented to the House of Representatives today. More >>

High demand for 10-year passports

Friday, 11 December 2015, 12:03 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A surge in demand for new 10-year passports has seen the Department of Internal Affairs’ New Zealand passport office receive 31,372 passport applications since 30 November. More >>

Brothers GIF UP Sky Tower to win challenge

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 4:22 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Brothers GIF UP Sky Tower to win challenge Three brothers from Auckland have scooped the top New Zealand student awards in the 2015 GIF IT UP Challenge. GIF IT UP encourages people of all ages to choose an image from an online heritage collection and make ... More >>

Joint talks ‘positive and constructive’

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 10:47 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Local Government Commission has been in discussions with the Masterton District, Carterton District, South Wairarapa District and Greater Wellington Regional councils on better local government for the Wairarapa. More >>

Govt.nz website wins plain English award

Monday, 30 November 2015, 4:16 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The website Govt.nz won the ‘Best Plain English website’ award for the public sector at the recent WriteMark Plain English awards, held this month in Wellington. More >>

Further Details Of 'Remembering Jonah' Released

Friday, 27 November 2015, 11:51 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Remembering Jonah, the official memorial service for Jonah Lomu, will celebrate publically his life and contribution to world rugby and the New Zealand community at Eden Park at 1pm on Monday 30 November. More >>

DIA identifies phoney phishers

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 2:38 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs is warning people during International Fraud Awareness Week about the continued threat and dangers of “phishing” spam – a common technique used by fraudsters to obtain valuable information. More >>

Local Government Commission: Update

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 2:23 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Greetings and welcome to the latest Local Government Commission newsletter. The newsletter provides information about the work of the Commission and aims to contribute to discussion of local government structures and good practice generally. Details for how to unsubscribe ... More >>

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust celebrates 50 years

Friday, 13 November 2015, 9:33 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Community and Voluntary Sector Minister Jo Goodhew today announced that 17 people have been awarded Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships for 2016. This is more than in recent years, in recognition of the Trust’s 50th anniversary this ... More >>

 

 

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