The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

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Births, Deaths and Marriages now on

Information about Births, Deaths and Marriages is now easier to find, easier to use, on

Go to

You can find Births, Deaths and Marriages information on

New Christchurch office

For Passports, Citizenship, and Births, Deaths and Marriages

Find our offices

From Monday 15 February, find us at the BNZ Centre Stage One building, Level 1, 120 Hereford Street, Christchurch

$303 million to merge New Zealand’s fire services

Fire and Emergency New Zealand will be set up in mid-2017 to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation.

Fire Services Transition

Fire Services Review

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?

10 year passports available in time for Christmas holidays