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The Department of Internal Affairs announced on Monday 29 August 2011 that it has formed a partnering arrangement with New Zealand Post Limited, to deliver the igovt services. Hon Nathan Guy’s media release provides more information about the arrangement.
New Zealand Post and the Department of Internal Affairs are working together to launch the RealMe service, which expands the existing igovt services. The Electronic Identity Verification Act 2012, which was enacted in November/December 2012, will put additional protections in place for the operation of the igovt identity verification service, including penalties for misuse. It is expected that approved private sector organisations will be able to use the RealMe service once the Act is in force in 2013.
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- Summary of the Business Case Review for the Invitation to Provide Commercial Opportunities (pdf 100kb)
igovt business case review completed in May 2009, prepared for the IPCO release, September 2009
- Presentation to open briefing, 4 September 2009 (pdf 1.5mb)
- Invitation to Present Commercial Opportunities (pdf 380kb)
- Media release announcing the IPCO (27/08/2009)
- Presentation to briefing, 9 February 2010 (pdf 207kb)
- Ministers release announcing partnering arrangement with New Zealand Post to deliver the igovt services, 30 August 2011 (Beehive website)
- Ministers release announcing the launch of RealMe, 11 December 2012 (Beehive website)