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Foxton Man Sentenced To 4 Years For Creating And Distributing Child Sexual Exploitation Material

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 9:30 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Foxton man was sentenced to 4 years in the Levin District Court yesterday, after pleading guilty to 15 representative charges relating to the creation, possession, and distribution of objectionable videos and images depicting the sexual exploitation ... More >>

He Aha Te Iwi O Tō Pēpē? Should The Crown Collect Iwi Affiliation Data?

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 10:15 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs is working collaboratively with Iwi advisors and experts to decide whether the Crown should collect data about people’s iwi affiliation. The Crown stopped systematically recording iwi affiliation information ... More >>

International Archival Service Expertise Helps New Zealand Preserve Its Audiovisual Taonga

Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 10:28 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

New Zealand’s archival agencies have signed an agreement with international archiving specialist Memnon to digitally preserve precious sound and video recordings. Memnon has almost 20 years’ experience in the large-scale digitisation of audio and video ... More >>

Findings From Third Survey Of Public Sector Information Management Released

Friday, 1 April 2022, 9:37 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Archives New Zealand, Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga has released a report on the results of its third annual survey, which monitors information management progress in the public sector. Archives New Zealand (Archives NZ) is the regulator under the ... More >>

New DIA Executive Director To Focus On Working With Iwi And Māori

Monday, 28 March 2022, 11:39 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Maria Nepia (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Rākaipaaka) has today been announced as acting Executive Director, Three Waters Iwi/Māori at Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs. Michael Lovett, Deputy Chief Executive, says that this new position signals ... More >>

New Zealand Led International Operation Into Online Child Sexual Abuse Material Leads To 43 Arrests Across New Zealand

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 10:29 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

An international operation led by Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has identified more than 90,000 online accounts that have possessed or traded child sexual abuse material. Operation H was launched in October 2019 by DIA’s ... More >>

New Executive Director To Lead The Review Into The Future For Local Government

Wednesday, 2 March 2022, 8:44 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Janine Dowding will become the Executive Director of the Review into the Future for Local Government, Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs announced today. Michael Lovett, Deputy Chief Executive, says Janine has the experience and ... More >>

New Board Appointed To Support Delivery Of New Water Services Entities

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 3:09 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Board has been appointed to provide advice and support on the delivery of four new water services entities as part of the Government’s decisions on Three Waters reform. The Three Waters National Transition Unit Board, chaired by Sir Brian Roche, ... More >>

New Executive Directors To Join The Three Waters Reform Programme

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 3:09 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Two new executive directors are joining the largest water reform programme in New Zealand’s history, Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs announced today. Hamiora Bowkett and Heather Shotter will take up executive director roles in the ... More >>

3000th Donor-conceived Child’s Record Added To HART Register

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 4:08 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Human Assisted Reproduction Technologies – or HART – registry has reached a significant milestone with notification of the 3000th birth of a donor-conceived child. Established by the Human Assisted Reproductive Technologies Act 2004, the ... More >>

Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust Funding Round Now Open

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 9:52 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Members of the public are invited to apply to the current funding round of the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust. The Trust chairman, Mr Paul Chin, encourages people to make applications for proposals that support the aims of the Trust. The Trust funds activities ... More >>

Christchurch Man Sentenced To 2 Years 6 Months For Child Sexual Exploitation Material

Thursday, 3 February 2022, 4:11 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Christchurch man has been sentenced to 2 years 6 months in the Christchurch District Court today, after pleading guilty to two representative charges relating to the possession of objectionable images and videos depicting the sexual exploitation and ... More >>

Formal Ceremony To Begin Construction Of New Archives Facility

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 8:54 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

A formal ceremony on the Aitken Street site in Wellington this morning was livestreamed to a wider audience, as Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti joined Taranaki Whānui Te Āti Awa representatives and other dignitaries at an event that included Te Huringa ... More >>

Singh And Smith Top Family Names For Babies In 2021

Friday, 14 January 2022, 11:55 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Following on the trend from 2020, Singh has again topped the list of most common family names for babies born in Aotearoa in 2021. Smith takes second place on the list of top surnames countrywide. Historically the feminine counterpart to Singh ... More >>

Royalty A Theme Amongst Declined Baby Names For 2021

Wednesday, 12 January 2022, 11:46 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

King, Prince and Saint once again make the list of declined baby names for 2021. With no baby Covids, an eventful 2021 is nowhere to be seen in the list of 78 declined baby names revealed by the Registrar-General, Births, Deaths and Marriages every ... More >>

Charlotte And Oliver Top The List Of Baby Names For 2021

Monday, 10 January 2022, 2:58 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

After two years at second place, Charlotte is back at the top of the list of the most popular baby names for girls in 2021. Oliver once again leads the list for boys, having held the spot since 2013. Manaia comes in as the most evenly-split gender-neutral ... More >>

Government And Telcos Join Forces To Battle SMS Scam Impacting Thousands Across Aotearoa

Thursday, 16 December 2021, 2:49 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

In late September thousands of New Zealanders fell victim to the Flubot scam, the largest SMS text scam to hit our shores. Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) Digital Messaging Manager Joe Teo said during September and October 2021 DIA received over ... More >>

Chief Archivist’s Annual Report: Digital By Design Key To Effective Information Management

Thursday, 9 December 2021, 2:01 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Rua Mahara o Te Kāwanatanga Archives New Zealand is working to support government agencies to improve recordkeeping, by assessing technology and tools that information management professionals need to manage their records efficiently and meet legislative ... More >>

National Library Reconsiders Agreement With Internet Archive

Monday, 29 November 2021, 1:56 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa National Library is reconsidering its plans for the Overseas Published Collections in light of concerns raised by interested parties, including issues associated with copyright. The National Library will not export ... More >>

Whetūrangitia Makes It Easier For Bereaved Parents And Whānau To Find Support

Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 12:16 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Bereaved parents now have access to more information to help them cope with the death of their child, thanks to the Whetūrangitia (stars that adorn the sky) website . The initial launch of Whetūrangitia in 2019 focused on the loss of a baby. Whetūrangitia ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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