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How DIA inspector helped rescue American sex abuse victim

Thursday, 19 May 2016, 12:35 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Swift detective work by a Christchurch-based Internal Affairs inspector led to the identification of a six-year-old American girl and the arrest of the man who had been sexually abusing her within four days. More >>

Births Deaths and Marriages information has a new home

Monday, 9 May 2016, 10:57 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) information has moved to a new online address and can now be found on Govt.nz. More >>

Norman Kirk Memorial Trust wins Trust of the Year

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 3:05 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Chair of the Norman Kirk Memorial Trust Peter Swain says they are very honoured that the Trust has been awarded the 2015 NZ Trust of the Year Award by the New Zealand Trustees Association. More >>

Pokie takings up on a year ago

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 12:09 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Proceeds from pub and club gaming machines in the first three months of this year were $6.3 million or three per cent higher than for the same period last year, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. Spending at 31 March 2016 was ... More >>

Telephone operators targeted by scammers

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 3:19 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Government contact centre operators are on guard for overseas callers pestering them for information about staff. More >>

Crown cars to be sold through Turners Cars

Tuesday, 19 April 2016, 2:43 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

32 BMW 730Ld cars from the Crown VIP fleet will be sold through Turners in the coming weeks. The online tender started yesterday on Monday 18 April. Harley Spence, Manager of VIP Transport at the Department of Internal Affairs says “the Ministerial vehicles ... More >>

Softball club captain sentenced for grant funding fraud

Friday, 1 April 2016, 4:37 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A former president and club captain of Kapiti Softball Club was today sentenced to seven months home detention for manipulation and misuse of grant funding from several gaming machine societies. More >>

50,000th baby registered online

Wednesday, 30 March 2016, 4:02 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The 50,000th online birth registration has been recorded by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) bringing in a new wave of ‘digital babies’. More >>

Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday

Tuesday, 29 March 2016, 3:25 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday, 3 April 2016, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am. More >>

Mr Explorer Douglas and his giant geological maps

Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 4:53 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

(40 minutes talk with time for Q&A) with time afterwards to view the maps on the lower ground floor if you so choose. The event is on Te Ahumairangi, Ground Floor, National Library, cnr Molesworth and Aitken Streets. More >>

Commission to assess Waiheke application

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 2:48 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Local Government Commission has agreed to assess an application from “Our Waiheke’’ for a unitary council for Waiheke. More >>

Gambling expenditure up in FY 2014/15

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 3:46 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Gamblers in New Zealand spent* $2091 million dollars on the four main forms of gambling in the 2014/15 financial year, $25.5 million (1.2 per cent) more than the previous year, according to figures compiled by the Department of Internal Affairs. They spent ... More >>

Commission thanks Wairarapa community

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 1:47 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Local Government Commission is appreciative of the Wairarapa public’s attendance and contributions at public meetings to discuss local government reform in their area. More >>

Trans-Tasman allies extend agreement to fight spam

Monday, 15 February 2016, 1:48 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The trans-Tasman fight against the scourge of spam has been bolstered following a renewed and expanded alliance between the Australian Communications and Media Authority and the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs. Under a revamped memorandum of ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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