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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 >>

New Tools To Deal With Harmful Illegal Material Online

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 8:54 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

New tools to help deal with online material that is illegal have been welcomed by Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs. A new Act – the Films, Videos, and Publications (Urgent Interim Classification and Prevention of Online Harm) Amendment ... More >>

Running A Compliant Sweepstake For The Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 12:13 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs wants to ensure punters are following the rules for workplace sweepstakes this Melbourne Cup day. Sweepstakes are allowed under the Gambling Act 2003, but must comply with certain rules. To ensure your sweepstake ... More >>

The Endless Search For The Next Note: Ross Harris: Lilburn Lecture 2021

Wednesday, 27 October 2021, 3:05 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The much-anticipated Lilburn Lecture from esteemed New Zealand composer and musician Ross Harris, QSM, has been postponed due to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions. The annual Lilburn Lecture had been scheduled for 2 November at the National Library ... More >>

National Film Unit Celebrates 80 Years

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 9:51 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

Rarely seen online film footage is now available to view as Archives New Zealand celebrates 80 years since the National Film Unit was formed. The National Film Unit (NFU), New Zealand’s state-owned film production company, is being remembered from ... More >>

Dame Cindy Kiro To Be Sworn In As New Zealand’s 22nd Governor-General

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 4:00 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Dame Alcyion Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro will be sworn in as New Zealand’s first wahine Māori Governor-General in a ceremony at Parliament House in Wellington tomorrow, 21 October. The ceremony is the most significant State event since the opening of ... More >>

‘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 >>