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Internal Affairs urges people to remain vigilant

Thursday, 21 March 2019, 6:55 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs urges people and organisations to remain vigilant The Department of Internal Affairs has received a strong response from the public and organisations, such as internet service providers (ISPs), in relation to reducing ... More >>

Sharing shooting video likely illegal

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 12:34 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) advises that people who share the video of the shooting today in Christchurch are likely to be committing an offence. A DIA spokesperson says that the video is likely to be objectionable content under New ... More >>

Calling all young creative minds!

Friday, 8 March 2019, 11:28 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Secondary School students in New Zealand can now enter the Smart Alex Creative writing competition. More >>

Fourth quarter pokie statistics

Friday, 1 March 2019, 2:01 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 >>

Gamblers spent $49 million more in FY 2017/18

Thursday, 28 February 2019, 10:05 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Gamblers in New Zealand spent $2.38 billion dollars on the four main forms of gambling in the 2017/18 financial year, $49 million (2 per cent) more than the previous year, according to figures compiled by the Department of Internal Affairs. Spending on ... More >>

Government seeks public views on charities legislation

Friday, 22 February 2019, 11:39 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs today launched the government’s public consultation on the Charities Act 2005. More >>

Mary and John – the most popular names of all time

Friday, 15 February 2019, 11:06 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The top baby names of 2018 have been published on SmartStart, but where do Charlotte and Oliver rank on the list of most popular names “of all time”? More >>

Applications for new Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding

Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 12:04 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Applications for new Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding round now open Members of the public are invited to apply to the current funding round of the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust before applications close on 27 March 2019. More >>

DNA test confirms parchment is part of Treaty of Waitangi

Monday, 4 February 2019, 4:08 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A blank piece of parchment (prepared animal skin historically used for writing) believed to have been from Te Tiriti o Waitangi has been confirmed to be so, with DNA analysis proving it shares the same genetic composition as the lower part of the iconic Waitangi ... More >>

Charities Act review: community meeting dates and locations

Friday, 1 February 2019, 4:28 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has today released the dates and locations of the community meetings for the Charities Act review. More >>

Ordering certificates online now easier than ever

Monday, 28 January 2019, 2:40 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Previously, only historical birth and death records could be easily ordered online, meaning certificates for births that occurred over 100 years ago. Death certificates could only be obtained for deaths that occurred at least 50 years ago, or if the ... More >>

2018 citizenship statistics

Thursday, 17 January 2019, 10:05 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A total of 49,428 New Zealand citizenships, by grant or descent, were registered in 2018. More >>

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 >>

   

 

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