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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 >>

The Eggplant - A Drama-crime-comedy Online Web Series

Friday, 4 December 2020, 12:58 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A new TV series to help young Kiwis navigate one of the great mysteries of the 21st century – the internet – has just gone live. The six-part mini-series is called The Eggplant. “Online harms addressed in The Eggplant include bullying, using pornography ... More >>

A Century Of Wonder: An Evening Of Celebrations

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 10:29 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A fundraising campaign to repair and clean oil paintings in the Turnbull Library collections was launched by the Turnbull Endowment Trust at the National Library in Wellington last night. “We’d love to see these paintings publicly exhibited ... More >>

Third Quarter Pokie Statistics Reflect The Impacts Of COVID 19

Monday, 23 November 2020, 11:51 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The latest quarterly statistics for pokies in pubs and clubs reflect the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 restrictions as New Zealand has moved through the Alert Levels. The third quarter (July-September 2020) statistics, released by Te Tari Taiwhenua ... More >>

Hundreds Of Complaints About New Scams

Thursday, 19 November 2020, 10:05 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs has received hundreds of complaints over the last 24 hours about large-scale phishing scams the public should be aware of. The scams involve people being sent a text message with a link to a website that ... More >>

New Website Connects To Pacific Cultural Heritage Collections From Across The Pacific

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 3:58 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Pacific Virtual Museum pilot project website, https://digitalpasifik.org/ is now live. https://digitalpasifik.org/ will provide access to Pacific cultural heritage items held in the world’s museums, libraries, archives, universities, and other ... More >>

Royal Commission Of Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attack On Christchurch Mosques On 15 March 2019

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 3:39 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Royal Commission has completed its inquiry process and is focused on producing the report. All interviews, meetings, evidence and analysis work are now complete. Commissioners and the secretariat conducted close to 400 meetings and interviews ... More >>

Royal Commission Of Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attack On Christchurch Mosques On 15 March 2019

Wednesday, 11 November 2020, 3:03 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

As the Royal Commission completes the final stages of the inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques on 15 March 2019, Commissioners have now concluded engagement with Muslim communities. Supported by JustCommunity and Navigate Your ... More >>

Royal Commission: Update 21

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 10:37 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Royal Commission welcomes a change to the Terms of Reference that guide this inquiry. From today, the title of this inquiry has been gazetted as the Royal Commission into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019. This is a change ... More >>

A Change To The Name Of The Royal Commission Into The Christchurch Mosque Attack

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 10:11 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Ministers have agreed to a name change for the Royal Commission into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019 (the Royal Commission), which will now be referred to as the Royal Commission into the Terrorist Attack on Christchurch Mosques ... More >>

$40 Million COVID-19 Fund Opens

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 3:20 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs has announced a new lottery fund worth $40 million has opened, focusing on community and social initiatives following COVID-19. Clare Toufexis, General Manager Hāpai Hapori says “the fund will support ... More >>

Living The Dream: Karyn Hay On New Zealand Music: Lilburn Lecture 2020

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 12:08 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

T he reality of life in New Zealand for musicians and songwriters is highlighted at the National Library next week. Author and broadcaster Karyn Hay, ONZM will give the annual Lilburn Lecture for 2020 at the National Library of New Zealand on Monday ... More >>

It’s The Race That Stops Two Nations

Thursday, 29 October 2020, 11:29 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Every year the Melbourne Cup brings workplaces across Aotearoa to a standstill to take in the spectacle, and while there may not be any fashion in the field this year, there will be no shortage of action. The office sweepstake is a Kiwi favourite, bringing ... More >>

Archives New Zealand Announces Permanent Chief Archivist - Kaipupuri Matua

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 9:55 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Stephen Clarke has been appointed as New Zealand’s permanent Chief Archivist - Kaipupuri Matua. Stephen joins Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Archives New Zealand from Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency where he is currently the Chief Data Officer. ... More >>

Daylight Saving Time Starts This Sunday

Friday, 25 September 2020, 9:40 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand springs forward this weekend as Daylight Saving time begins. Clocks will go forward by one hour at 2am on Sunday 27 September. Daylight saving time will continue until Sunday 4 April 2020, when clocks will go back by one hour to NZ Standard ... More >>

Extension Of Support For Foreign Nationals In Hardship

Thursday, 24 September 2020, 2:54 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Foreign Nationals Support Programme | Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri has been extended from 30 September to 30 November 2020. This extension will continue the support available under the Programme since 1 July 2020, to help visitors in New ... More >>

Parents Urged To Be Aware Of Harmful Content On Social Media

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 4:55 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs, Classification Office and Netsafe are aware that a graphic and upsetting video of a death has been circulating on social media. We want parents to be aware of this video so they can support their tamariki to be ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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