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Samantha Owens Named As Lilburn Research Fellow 2025

Monday, 8 July 2024, 12:56 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Professor Owens will receive a $70,000 stipend, an office at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, and access to its collections. More >>

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust 2024 Funding Round Is Now Open

Thursday, 4 July 2024, 2:37 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Board of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust New Zealand is pleased to announce that the Churchill Fellowships 2024 application round opened Wednesday 3 July and closes 14 August 2024. More >>

Top Māori Baby Names Of 2023/2024

Monday, 1 July 2024, 5:28 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

This year, Aroha/Te Aroha was the top name for kōtiro. Ariki/Te Ariki was the most popular name for tama. More >>

DIA & SkyCity Reach Settlement Agreement For Anti-Money Laundering And Countering Financing Of Terrorism Breaches

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 8:52 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

As part of the settlement agreed to by both parties, SkyCity has admitted to all five causes of action in DIA’s statement of claim. SkyCity has also agreed to pay a penalty for the breaches. More >>

Hit Play On Musical Treats At National Library

Monday, 20 May 2024, 10:00 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

An interactive installation of musical wonder has been installed on the ground floor of the National Library in Wellington. It will be on display for the month of May to celebrate NZ Music Month. More >>

Statement On Independent Assurance Review

Friday, 17 May 2024, 4:02 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

An independent assurance review of the management of an urgent passport application in late March 2024, related to DJ Fred Again, has been completed. More >>

Man And Company Charged With Conducting Illegal Gambling After Generating Over $11 Million In Illegal Online Lotteries

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:09 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

It is alleged the defendants personally benefitted from selling illegal lotteries via online platforms with prizes like high value cars, boats, caravans, cash and a freehold house on offer. More >>

Statement On Passport Processing Times

Tuesday, 14 May 2024, 1:58 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

DIA expected and planned for the system upgrade to temporarily affect productivity and passport timeframes, but the effect was sharper and more prolonged than expected. This prompted the establishment of a dedicated team to identify and resolve any issues ... More >>

Auckland Man Sentenced To Home Detention For Pokies Gambling Grant Fraud

Monday, 13 May 2024, 11:58 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

At the time of the offending, Mr Ape ran Hoop Star Basketball Academy and submitted fraudulent grant applications that represented over $75,000 in fictitious costs. More >>

Formal Warning Issued To PSB For Non-compliance With AML/CFT Act

Wednesday, 8 May 2024, 11:21 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Mr Brinsley failed to meet AML/CFT obligations relating to the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of an AML/CFT programme. An AML/CFT programme is required to address money laundering and terrorist financing risks associated with that business. More >>

Enforceable Undertaking Issued To ABC Accounting Services Limited After Continued Non-Compliance

Thursday, 18 April 2024, 12:38 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has accepted an enforceable undertaking agreement from ABC Accounting Services Limited (ABC) under section 81 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act). More >>

Christchurch Publican Pleads Guilty After Misappropriation Of Over $180,000 In Grant Funding

Tuesday, 9 April 2024, 3:35 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Christchurch man, Mark Cini, (59), has pled guilty to 39 charges related to the theft of over $180,000 in class 4 gambling grant funds derived from ‘pokie’ machines, following an investigation by Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). ... More >>

Kaikōura Man Formally Charged For Alleged Role In NZ SMS Scams

Monday, 8 April 2024, 5:46 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A 28-year-old Kaikōura man was formally charged last week for his alleged role in the large-scale scamming of New Zealanders through SMS scam messages, following an investigation by Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). The ... More >>

Lower Hutt Man Convicted Of Illegal Gambling And Money Laundering Charges, Assets Seized

Thursday, 28 March 2024, 4:34 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Thomas Mackay Taniwha appeared today in the Wellington District Court and was fined $16,500, following an investigation by Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). Taniwha pled guilty to three illegal gambling charges under the Gambling ... More >>

Two New Zealand Investigators Receive Commendation From UK’s National Crime Agency

Friday, 22 March 2024, 11:07 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Two investigators in the Digital Child Exploitation Team at Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) have been awarded a commendation from the Director General of the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA). <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2403/8aaf78420321d8788b84.jpeg" ... More >>

Man With Extensive Criminal Record Sentenced To Over 21 Months’ For Possessing Child Sexual Exploitation Material

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 3:18 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

47 year-old Tokoroa man, Kelvin Bush, has been sentenced to one year, nine months and fourteen days’ imprisonment after appearing at the Tokoroa District Court today, following an investigation by Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). ... More >>

Cyclone Gabrielle Appeal Trust Fund Open For Applications

Wednesday, 20 March 2024, 2:59 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Cyclone Gabrielle Appeal Trust Fund is open for applications from communities, iwi, hapū and marae in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, East Coast and Hawkes Bay regions and the Tararua district. The Trustees have decided to target ... More >>

Reoffending Taranaki Man Sentenced To 3.5 Years Imprisonment For Possessing Over 8500 Images Of CSEM

Friday, 1 March 2024, 10:06 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

On Wednesday 28 February 2024, 79 year-old Ōpunake man, John Hubbard, was sentenced to 3.5 years imprisonment after appearing at the New Plymouth District Court, following an investigation by Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA). John ... More >>

Term Of The NZ Poet Laureate Award Extended

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 12:58 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

National Library of New Zealand has extended the term of the current New Zealand Poet Laureate , Chris Tse, for a third year. Acting on the advice of the Poet Laureate Advisory Group, the Library has extended the position from a two-year tenure to a ... More >>

Over 1 Million Websites Blocked, And 47 Investigations Conducted In 2023

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 8:50 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

2023 statistics from the Digital Child Exploitation Team at Department of Internal Affairs, Te Tari Taiwhenua, have been released showing 47 investigations into child exploitation were undertaken, which led to finding 2,966,773 pieces of material and ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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