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Reminder: Daylight Saving Ends This Sunday

Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 11:03 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

If you find yourself asking ‘what’s the time Mr Wolf’ when you wake up on Sunday morning, remember daylight saving comes to an end on Sunday 4 April when clocks go back one hour at 3am. Daylight saving plays an integral part in New Zealand life. ... More >>

When Quarantine Free Travel Opens, Will You Be Ready?

Monday, 29 March 2021, 10:55 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

  Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs is encouraging people to renew their passports now to avoid the rush when quarantine free travel opens. “With the announcement of quarantine free travel expected soon, now’s the time ... More >>

2020 Citizenship Numbers Drop Due To COVID-19

Thursday, 25 March 2021, 10:00 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand welcomed 31,870 new citizens in 2020, down from 44,413 in 2019. The decrease is due to the effects of COVID-19, says Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs as it released new data today. Australia is still the most common ... More >>

Internal Affairs Issues A Formal Warning To Kidd Legal For Anti-Money Laundering Non-compliance

Wednesday, 17 March 2021, 11:59 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has issued a formal warning to law firm Kidd Legal under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act). This is the first formal warning issued to the ... More >>

December 2020 Shows Record High Spending At Pokie Machines

Friday, 12 March 2021, 12:03 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The latest quarterly statistics published by Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) show a significant increase in Gaming Machine Profits (GMP) in the last months of 2020. Quarterly GMP for December 2020 ($252 million) was the highest ... More >>

Internal Affairs Issues A Formal Warning To Property Brokers Limited For Anti-Money Laundering Non-compliance

Monday, 1 March 2021, 12:07 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs has issued a formal warning to real estate agent Property Brokers Limited under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act). This is the first formal warning issued ... More >>

Fund Now Open To Improve Digital Inclusion Of Aotearoa New Zealand's Ethnic Communities

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 3:24 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Applications are now welcome for the Ethnic Communities Digital Inclusion Fund. The Fund aims to ensure ethnic communities can fully participate in Aotearoa New Zealand by increasing their confidence using digital technologies. Anusha Guler, ... More >>

Mīharo Wonder: Celebrating 100 Years Of The Alexander Turnbull Library

Thursday, 25 February 2021, 10:05 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Tiny hand-sewn buttons created by prisoners on St Helena in 1803 and a 2.5-metre-high kauri tree capturing New Zealand history are two items on display in Mīharo Wonder: celebrating 100 Years of the Alexander Turnbull Library. The exhibition of 170 items ... More >>

Most Common Family Names Show Diversity

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:02 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand’s diversity is reflected in the family names of babies born in 2020, with the names released today by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Singh, Kaur, Patel, Smith, Williams and Chen all make a strong showing among new-borns, ... More >>

Most Common Family Names Show Diversity

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:01 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand’s diversity is reflected in the family names of babies born in 2020, with the names released today by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Singh, Kaur, Patel, Smith, Williams and Chen all make a strong showing among new-borns, ... More >>

Calling NZ Authors To Register For Payments

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 10:45 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Registrations are open now for the 2021 Public Lending Right scheme closing on 1 March. Each year Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, National Library of New Zealand makes payments to New Zealand authors, illustrators and editors from the Public Lending ... More >>

Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust Funding Round Now Open

Friday, 5 February 2021, 1:15 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The next round of funding from the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust will open on February 10, 2021. Trust chairman, Mr Kai Luey, encourages members of the public to make applications for proposals that support the aims of the Trust. The Trust ... More >>

Man Sentenced For Possession Of Child Exploitation Material

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 12:49 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Wellington man was sentenced in the Wellington District Court on 3 February 2021 to 3 years imprisonment, forfeiture of all devices and will be placed on the Child Sex Offender register after being found guilty of possessing objectionable videos ... More >>

Declined Baby Names For 2020

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 2:27 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

We’ll never be royals with nearly a quarter of declined baby names featuring “Royal” in some form or another. Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs has released the list of names declined in 2020 by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and ... More >>

Man Sentenced For Child Sexual Abuse Material

Friday, 22 January 2021, 10:58 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs and New Zealand Police acknowledge the sentencing of 36-year-old Aaron Joseph Hutton on charges relating to the possession of child sexual exploitation material, and entering into a dealing involving the sexual exploitation ... More >>

Keeping Children Safe And Informed About Events Related To The US Inauguration

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 11:07 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs and Netsafe are urging parents and caregivers to be mindful of the online content their tamariki may be consuming in the lead up to the inauguration of president-elect of the United States of America Joe Biden ... More >>

Top Baby Names For 2020

Thursday, 7 January 2021, 4:37 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

There’s a new name at the top of this years’ baby names list. Isla beat Charlotte and Amelia to debut as the most popular name given to girls in 2020. Oliver remains the most popular name given to boys for the eighth year in a row. Nikau and Mia are ... More >>

DIA Issues $30,000 Penalty For Unsolicited Messages

Monday, 21 December 2020, 2:11 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has issued a penalty of NZ$30,000 to Greenback Ecommerce Limited (trading as The Safety Warehouse) for breaching the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 (the Act). The Safety Warehouse was investigated ... More >>

New Preservation Storage Facility In Levin To Safeguard Our Nation’s Heritage And Taonga

Friday, 11 December 2020, 9:09 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A new specialised storage facility in Levin will help to meet the growing needs of the National Library of New Zealand, Archives New Zealand and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. The Department of Internal Affairs has purchased land for the new ... More >>

Te Awhi Rito NZ Reading Ambassador Nominations Open

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 10:17 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa National Library of New Zealand and our partners are calling for nominations for Te Awhi Rito New Zealand Reading Ambassador for children and young people. Te Awhi Rito Reading Ambassador is a new role that will support ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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