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Public submissions on Wellington local government encouraged

Wednesday, 28 January 2015, 12:07 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A new information brochure has been produced to encourage and assist public submissions on the proposal for local government reorganisation in the Wellington region. More >>

Chief Archivist's Government Recordkeeping and Audit Reports

Thursday, 22 January 2015, 4:49 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Chief Archivist’s two reports to the Minister of Internal Affairs on the state of recordkeeping in public offices, and on the audits carried out for 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, were presented to the House of Representatives today. More >>

Email Spammer Fined $12,000

Tuesday, 13 January 2015, 4:54 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Internal Affairs has welcomed the announcement today of the $12,000 penalty plus costs imposed on an Auckland man for sending spam emails in breach of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. More >>

Charlotte and Oliver top baby names for 2014

Monday, 5 January 2015, 11:27 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Charlotte and Oliver were the most popular names for newborn girls and boys in 2014, according to details released today by the Department of Internal Affairs. More >>

Fellowship enables Designers to travel and research

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:42 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

From 2015 New Zealand designers can apply for a Churchill Fellowship every two years to travel overseas to gain insights and forge relationships. This new award is the result of a partnership agreement between the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) ... More >>

Operators need to improve problem gambling identification

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 2:12 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs is working with gambling operators to improve their identification and management of problem gamblers following the results of its new research. More >>

Lottery Significant Project Fund opens

Monday, 17 November 2014, 3:35 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Secretary to the Lottery Grants Board, Robyn Nicholas announced today the opening of the 2014/15 Lottery Significant Projects Fund. “In July of this year the Lottery Grant Board announced it had allocated a further $15 million to the Lottery Significant ... More >>

Updated Pokie Stats Published

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 8:43 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Pub and club gaming machine expenditure in the year ended September dropped 1.4 per cent from $819.4 million to $808 million. More >>

Home detention after victimising children

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:18 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Objectionable images encouraged an underground industry that victimised children and adults, Auckland District Court Judge, Philippa Cunningham said today. She sentenced Barry Frank Moriarty, 58, of Mt Albert, to nine months’ home detention and 100 ... More >>

False birth registration brings home detention

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 2:43 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Whangarei woman who attempted to register the birth of a fictitious child to claim a sole parent benefit was sentenced to six months home detention in the Whangarei District Court today. More >>

Signatures and Footprints by William Dart

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:47 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

William Dart will give the second Lilburn Lecture in the Adam Concert Room, New Zealand School of Music this Sunday. Entitled Signatures and Footprints, William will be talking about the complexity of securing identity and individuality today. More >>

The New Zealand Gazette Moves into the Digital Age

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 12:19 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

On Monday 20 October, the New Zealand Gazette was published completely online bringing to a close 173 years as a purely printed publication. First published in 1841 as the official government newspaper, the Gazette website gazette.govt.nz , replaces ... More >>

DIA undercover investigation leads to jailing

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:56 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

An undercover Internal Affairs investigation has led to a Hastings man being jailed for three and half years. More >>

Home detention for sex abuse image collection

Friday, 10 October 2014, 10:59 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Christchurch business analyst was sentenced to nine months’ home detention and 200 hours community work after pleading guilty to charges involving pictures of children being sexually abused. More >>

Hefty fine for Auckland Video Store

Thursday, 2 October 2014, 2:57 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

An Auckland based video store has been fined $5000 for the sale of non-compliant, unlabelled DVDs. More >>

Court Prosecution for Auckland Bollywood DVD Store

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 11:06 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

An Auckland based DVD store and its manager have been fined $2000 plus $260 court costs for the sale of non-compliant unlabelled Asian sourced DVDs. More >>

Daylight saving starts this weekend

Wednesday, 24 September 2014, 9:58 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand daylight saving begins this Sunday, 28 September 2014, when clocks go forward an hour at 2.00 am to become 3.00 am. The extra hour of daylight in the evenings will run till Sunday 5 April 2015, when clocks go back an hour at 3.00 am to 2.00 ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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