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Annual Report 2020

Check out our digital Annual Report for 2019/20.

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Annual Report 2020


Information about DIA’s services. The health and safety of our people and our customers is our priority.


COVID-19:Information about DIA’s services

Tāhuhu: Preserving the Nation’s Memory

New preservation storage facility in Levin to safeguard our nation’s heritage and taonga.


Now opens 2025. Regional Shared Repository - Levin, Horowhenua: Archives New Zealand, National Library of New Zealand, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision

Visit award-winning He Tohu!

The permanent exhibition of New Zealand's founding constitutional documents is free to the public at the National Library on Molesworth and Aitken Streets in Wellington.

Find out more about He Tohu

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Passports – apply online!

Most people can apply for their New Zealand passport online in just a few minutes.

Find out how to apply online

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Public service updates

We’re making changes to the way we’re working during COVID-19, with the health and safety of our people, customers, and visitors our priority. 

In areas at Alert Level 2, our public counters will open on Monday, following Government guidelines to keep each other safe and stop the spread of COVID-19. As a provision of entry, all people coming onto our sites must:

  • Scan in using the government issued QR code or provide contact tracing details, if you are 12 years and over 
  • Wear a face covering 
  • Sanitise hands on entry
  • Maintain physical distancing of 2 metres from others

In areas at Alert Level 4, our sites are closed to the public. You can still register a birth, apply for a passport or apply for a community grant online –

Local Government Covid-19 Response Unit

The Department of Internal Affairs has convened and is hosting a Covid-19 Local Government Response Unit. This dedicated working group comprises senior leadership from DIA’s Central Local Government Partnerships, Local Government Policy and Operations teams, from Taituarā — Local Government Professionals Aotearoa, Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ), and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). 

For further information: Local Government COVID-19 response

Emergency information for DIA staff

We’re making changes to the way we’re working to align with alert level guidance. Please talk to your manager and check out the COVID-19 Information Hub on our intranet to find out what the current alert level means for you and your mahi.

10 year passports available in time for Christmas holidays