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Government Microsoft Licensing Agreement extended

Wednesday, 15 July 2015, 12:43 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The successful all-of-government Microsoft Licensing Agreement has been extended for another three years, says Government Chief Technology Officer, Tim Occleshaw. More >>

Motuoapa Marina redevelopment in consenting phase

Monday, 6 July 2015, 2:17 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Work to transform Lake Taupo’s Motuoapa Marina into a modern marina with improved launching and retrieval capabilities is now at the consenting phase. More >>

Public urged to have their say on fire services

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 4:44 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Hon Paul Swain has endorsed the discussion document released recently on options for modernising New Zealand’s fire services. Mr Swain wants people to have their say on how fire services should be managed and run to ensure they meet the needs ... More >>

Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding round now open

Wednesday, 1 July 2015, 5:22 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 2015. More >>

Hawke’s Bay poll process update

Wednesday, 24 June 2015, 1:41 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

• On 9 June the Local Government Commission issued a final reorganisation proposal for Hawke’s Bay proposing a single council for the region to replace the existing five councils • On 11 June a petition was received demanding a poll on the proposal ... More >>

Magna Carta and the Treaty of Waitangi acknowledged

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 2:43 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A lecture commemorating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta and the 175th anniversary of the Treaty of Waitangi will be hosted later this month by the National Library and Victoria University of Wellington. Presented by Dr Carwyn Jones, the lecture ... More >>

Hawke’s Bay poll date set

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 11:08 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A date of 15 September 2015 has been set for a poll on the Local Government Commission’s Final Proposal for amalgamation of local government in Hawke’s Bay. The poll will be conducted by postal vote. More >>

Hawke’s Bay poll petition validated

Friday, 12 June 2015, 1:43 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Local Government Commission has confirmed today that a petition for a poll on whether or not the Final Proposal for Hawke’s Bay should proceed has been received and now validated. More >>

Historic Pacific newspapers now online

Wednesday, 10 June 2015, 12:39 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Nearly ten thousand pages of news history from Pacific newspapers have recently been added to the National Library’s popular Papers Past website. More >>

Six millionth baby registered in New Zealand

Friday, 5 June 2015, 9:57 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The number of births registered in New Zealand hit the six million mark on 29 May 2015. More >>

Former principal jailed for possession of child sex images

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 11:28 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A former West Auckland school principal was jailed for 16 months today after Internal Affairs inspectors uncovered thousands of child sex abuse images on school computer equipment. Name suppression was lifted for David John Latimer, 48, of Henderson Valley, ... More >>

‘Charlotte’ popular choice

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 10:56 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge shares her first name with 256 babies born in New Zealand over the last year, according to details released by the Department of Internal Affairs today. Between May 1, 2014, and May 4, 2015, 91 girls in New Zealand were ... More >>

New Zealand Poet Laureate Award – call for public nomination

Monday, 4 May 2015, 4:11 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The National Library of New Zealand is inviting nominations for the next New Zealand Poet Laureate. More >>

Pokie takings down

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 12:25 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Less money was spent on pub and club pokies in the first three months of 2015 compared with the last quarter of 2014, according to figures compiled by the Department of Internal Affairs. Spending dropped from $210.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2014 ... More >>

A hundred names, a century apart

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 2:42 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A hundred names, a century apart Today’s top 100 birth names bear little relation to those born a hundred years ago according to details released by the Department of Internal Affairs. Only James features in both lists – number three in both 1915 ... More >>

ANZAC Day at the National Library

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 3:10 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The National Library is repeating its very successful Te Reo Wainene O Tua (The Sweet Story of the Yester-year) storytelling sessions on ANZAC Day, Saturday 25 April, with a focus on Maori participation in World War One and other campaigns. More >>

National Library takes next step to modernise Services

Thursday, 2 April 2015, 4:29 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The timetable for changes to the National Library’s Services to Schools has been released by National Librarian Bill Macnaught. More >>

Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 3:48 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday, 5 April 2015, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am. More >>

Quicker, easier way to register births online

Monday, 30 March 2015, 2:50 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Thousands of parents are using a new Births Deaths and Marriages online service to register the birth of their child. More >>

Lining Up Languages in New Zealand

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 9:41 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

More than 800,000 New Zealanders speak a language other than English, and a conference in Wellington this week will outline the need for government, academia and the private and not-for-profit sectors to work together to develop language use and learning ... More >>

 

 

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