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‘Trouble In Paradise’: Exhibition To Shine Spotlight On Climate Change In The Pacific

Friday, 15 October 2021, 10:01 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A new exhibition revealing the impacts of climate change on Pacific communities will be unveiled at the National Library this November. ‘Trouble in Paradise’ will present the sixty winning photographs of a competition run by the UK Government ... More >>

New Versions Of Flubot Text Message Scam Emerge

Friday, 1 October 2021, 2:55 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has identified new versions of the Flubot scam text message identified yesterday. The new version of the message suggests that the sender has copies of a person’s photos or is attempting to share ... More >>

SMS Scam Targets The NZ Public In Record Numbers

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 4:19 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs want to make the public aware of a large-scale malware scam which has generated thousands of complaints over the last 24 hours. The scam involves people being sent a text message indicating you have ... More >>

Maui: The Father Of Daylight Saving

Friday, 24 September 2021, 1:13 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Did you know that we have Maui to thank for the longer daylight hours we enjoy from this Sunday? Long ago Tamanui te Rā, the Sun, moved too fast across the sky. All the daily activities had to be done without delay as darkness would come too soon. ... More >>

Executive Director Appointed For Abuse In Care Royal Commission

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 9:09 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has appointed Helen Potiki to the role of Executive Director at the Abuse in Care Royal Commission for the remaining duration of the Inquiry. Ms Potiki has been acting in the role since July this year. She replaces ... More >>

The Eggplant Is Back!

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 6:28 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand’s favourite vegetable-based drama-crime-comedy-online-web-series is back with a new episode, this time tackling misinformation. Misinformation online can be camouflaged to make it hard to tell what is real and what is not. This is ... More >>

Christchurch Man Sentenced To 3 Years For Possession Of Child Sexual Exploitation Material

Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 3:51 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Christchurch man has been sentenced to three years imprisonment in the Christchurch District Court today, after pleading guilty to a number of charges relating to the possession of objectionable publications depicting the sexual exploitation and abuse ... More >>

National Library Signs Historic Agreement With Internet Archive

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 5:44 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa National Library has reached an historic agreement with Internet Archive. All books left at the end of the Overseas Published Collections (OPC) review process will be donated to Internet Archive, so they can digitise and ... More >>

$5m In Grants To Support Library Sector

Friday, 9 July 2021, 12:08 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Over five million dollars in grants to the library sector will support sustainable COVID recovery, Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti announced this week. The New Zealand Libraries Partnership Programme (NZLPP) funding package was announced in ... More >>

New Plymouth Man Pleads Guilty For Possession Of Child Exploitation Material

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 3:05 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A New Plymouth man has been sentenced to 3 years 9 months after appearing in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday, after pleading guilty to a number of counts of possessing and distributing objectionable videos depicting the sexual abuse and ... More >>

Dannevirke Man Sentenced For Child Sexual Abuse Material

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 3:25 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Dannevirke man Bradley Dean Johnson, 43, has today been sentenced to four and a half years in prison on multiple charges relating to the possession of child sexual exploitation material after pleading guilty in the Palmerston North District Court. ... More >>

New Passports Being Phased In

Monday, 3 May 2021, 11:56 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

An updated passport with new and improved security features is being phased in by Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs. "The New Zealand passport has a unique design we can be proud of when we present our documents at foreign borders,” ... More >>

Refined Scope For Fire And Emergency’s Funding Model Review

Thursday, 29 April 2021, 4:49 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Government has refined the scope of the review of Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s (Fire and Emergency) funding model to focus on improving an insurance-based levy. The initial review focused on two high level options: an insurance-based model which ... More >>

Death Approved Information Sharing Agreement Open For Consultation

Monday, 19 April 2021, 11:03 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The proposed Death Approved Information Sharing Agreement is now open for public consultation. Registrar-General of Births, Deaths and Marriages Jeff Montgomery says the agreement is designed to make things a little easier for families when someone ... More >>

Statement From Anusha Guler, Executive Director Office Of Ethnic Communities

Friday, 16 April 2021, 4:46 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The new Ministry for Ethnic Communities comes into being on 1 July. It’s important that the views and needs of Aotearoa New Zealand’s many and diverse ethnic communities help set the priorities for the new organisation from day one. We are running a series ... More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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