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List of declined baby names for 2018 released

Monday, 14 January 2019, 2:44 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Under New Zealand law, parents are free to be creative when naming their baby. While there are no “banned” names in New Zealand, there are certain boundaries in place. New parents can register their child using SmartStart, an online tool providing a ... More >>

New Zealand’s most popular baby names in 2018

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 9:48 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Charlotte and Oliver remain New Zealand’s most popular baby names, taking the top spots once again in 2018. Mia and Nikau are the most loved Māori names, both overseas and here in New Zealand. The full list of top baby names is available on SmartStart, ... More >>

Tips on how to stay safe and avoid being scammed this Xmas

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 10:08 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Gadgets make great gifts. Are you getting or giving a new device this Christmas? Looking for a little online entertainment over the break? The Department of Internal Affairs has some tips on how to stay safe and avoid being scammed. More >>

Five found guilty for the misuse of grant funding

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 2:36 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Yesterday, in the Manukau District Court, a Jury found four individuals and one incorporated society guilty of 21 charges of criminal offences relating to the misuse of funding from gambling grants derived from Class 4 gambling (‘pokie machines’). More >>

Inquiry Report now available on website

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 3:55 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction is now available in pdf and html versions on the Inquiry’s website: More >>

Inquiry panel hands over report to Government

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 12:08 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Inquiry panel today formally handed over to the Minister of Health Hon Dr David Clark, He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry. More >>

Terms of Reference set for Inquiry into Abuse in Care

Monday, 12 November 2018, 4:21 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Chair of the Royal Commission Sir Anand Satyanand has welcomed the Government’s delivery of the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry into Abuse in Care. More >>

Holocaust Memorial Exhibition launches in New Zealand

Monday, 12 November 2018, 4:06 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Children’s Holocaust Memorial will be officially launched at the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington on 15 November, 2018. More >>

Get Involved in the Armistice Centenary This Weekend

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:38 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

How Your Listeners Can Get Involved in the Armistice Centenary This Weekend New Zealand commemorates the end of the First World War this weekend. Here are the details of how your listeners can get involved - including attending an event, texting a ... More >>

Third quarter pokie statistics released

Friday, 9 November 2018, 3:03 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The latest quarterly statistics on pokies in pubs and clubs released by the Department of Internal Affairs continue recent trends with increasing gaming machine profits but a decreasing number of gaming machines and venues. More >>

Updates to online passports system makes it easier to apply

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:16 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs have updated their online passport system, making it easier for kiwis to take and submit their own passport photos. More >>

Bells to Ring Out Across NZ for the Armistice Centenary

Monday, 5 November 2018, 7:42 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Bells to Ring Out Across New Zealand for the Armistice Centenary Belltowers throughout New Zealand will be ringing out in the Roaring Chorus – one way that WW100 is suggesting New Zealanders commemorate the upcoming Armistice Centenary – and in doing so join ... More >>

How to run a Melbourne Cup sweepstake

Monday, 5 November 2018, 10:51 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Kiwis are known for their unbridled enthusiasm for the Melbourne Cup, and for ponying up in the workplace sweepstake. More >>

De Castro-Robinson flies banner for women composers

Monday, 29 October 2018, 1:15 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Women composers’ contributions to New Zealand music are celebrated at the National Library this Friday on 2 November. More >>

He Tohu books win Education Award

Monday, 15 October 2018, 12:32 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The He Tohu books took top honours in the best Student Resource – Secondary category at the Copyright Licensing Educational Awards last Thursday night. Winners were announced at the uLearn18 conference held at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland. More >>

Archives NZ new Christchurch repository officially opened

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 12:05 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Today marks the official opening of the new Christchurch Regional office of Archives New Zealand. More >>

Release of documents relating to Hon Whaitiri incident

Friday, 5 October 2018, 1:10 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Release of documents relating to Hon Whaitiri incident The report and associated documents into the incident involving Hon Meka Whaitiri and a staff member have been released today. More >>

Charities Act review public consultation taking place

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 8:04 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Charities Act review public consultation taking place March 2019 At the Charities Services annual meeting in Auckland today, the Community and Voluntary Sector Minister, Hon Peeni Henare, announced that public consultation for the Charities Act review ... More >>

Jail time for child sexual abuse files

Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 4:29 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Jail time for distribution, making, and possession of child sexual abuse files A 48 year old Nelson man was sentenced in the Nelson District Court on 3 October 2018 to 6 years 9 months imprisonment for the distribution, making, and possession of ... More >>

Reminder: Daylight saving time begins this Sunday

Friday, 28 September 2018, 3:25 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Daylight saving time starts this Sunday, 30 September 2018. Clocks will go forward by one hour, with 2.00 am becoming 3.00 am. Daylight saving time will continue until the first Sunday of April 2019, when clocks will go back by one hour so that 3.00 ... More >>

 

 

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