The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

To navigate using your keyboard: [TAB] to jump past the slider, [ARROW KEYS] to move left and right, [ENTER] to follow a link.

Are you eligible for a Rates Rebate?

The Rates Rebate Scheme provides a subsidy to low-income homeowners on the cost of their rates.

Find out more

Are you eligible for a Rates Rebate?

Easy to find. Easier to use. makes it easy for people to find, access and use government information online.

Visit Our site has a new look and feel.

Make a complaint about TXT spam

Forward your TXT spam complaints to our SPAM (7726) short code.

Complain about TXT spam

Report text spam.

We've registered for New Zealand ShakeOut

At 9:15am on Thursday 15 October 2015 Internal Affairs staff are participating in New Zealand’s largest ever earthquake drill. You’re welcome to join us.

Sign up at

Get ready for the big New Zealand ShakeOut. 9.15am 15 October 2015. Sign Up.