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Pūrongo ā-Tau 2022/2023  Annual Report 2022/2023. Image shows many hands weaving together a single strand of plaited rope from different coloured flax threads

Presented to the House of Representatives pursuant to sections 39 and 40 of the Public Finance Act 1989

ISSN: 1173-8979 (Print) and ISSN: 1173-9371 (Digital)

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Tō Tātou Whāinga

Ko tā Te Tari Taiwhenua he whakarato
me te hono i ngā iwi, ngā hapori me
te kāwanatanga ki te hanga motu haumaru,
tōnui, whai mana hoki.

Our Purpose

The Department of Internal Affairs serves
and connects people, communities and
government to build a safe,
prosperous and respected


Mātāpono – Our principles and behaviours

He Tāngata

People are important to what we do and the culture we create. This principle is about people, both internal and external, being important.

We’re stronger together

  • Work as a team
  • Value each other


Kinship and relationships. This principle is nurtured through shared experiences and working together, which provides people with a sense of belonging.

We take pride in what we do
  • Make a positive difference
  • Strive for excellence


To manaaki is to show kindness, respect and hospitality towards others. This principle is about maintaining and nurturing relationships and ensuring people are looked after.

We make it easy, we make it work

  • Customer centred
  • Make things even better


Expresses values of togetherness, solidarity, collective action, reciprocity and respect. Strength in unity





He tirohanga arotake ki te tau kua hipa
Our year in review

He kupu nā tTumu Whakarae 
Secretary for Internal Affairs’ foreword

Ngā tīpako 

Te āhua me te momo ā mātau mahi 
Nature and scope of our functions



ora ai Aotearoa, ka ora ai tātou katoa 
Making NewZealand better for New Zealanders

He papa whāinga
Our Outcomes Framework

Outcome: Kua whakapai ake te oranga ngā hapū, ngā iwi me ngā tāngata Māori mā tētahi 
hononga matatū, tōkeke ana, he ngākaupai anō hoki waenga
i ngāi Māori me te Karauna
Oranga hapū, iwi and Māori is improved through an enduring, equitable and positive Māori-Crown partnership

Outcome: Kei te haumaru, kei te pakari, kei te ora te hunga o Aotearoa
Iwi, hapū and communities across New Zealand are safe, resilient and thriving

Outcome: Mā te toi whenua me ngā maumahara tōpū o te hunga e piki ai te wairua manaaki o te katoa
People’s sense of belonging and collective memory builds an inclusive New Zealand

Outcome: He whenua manapori pai a Aotearoa, kāwanatanga mai, kaunihera ā-rohe mai
New Zealand is a well-functioning democracy across central and local government

Outcome: Ka māmā noa tā te iwi whai wāhi ki ngā ratonga me ngā mōhiohio e hiahiatia ana
People can easily access the services and information they need 



He wāhi rawe ki te mahi, ā, he whakahaere
e eke ana ki te taumata teitei

A high-performing organisation and a great place to work



Ngā Āheinga o te Hononga i waenga i ngāi Māori me te Karauna
Māori-Crown Relations Capability



Te Hōtaka Tukuwaro-kore a te Kāwanatanga
Carbon Neutral Government Programme



Te Pūrongo ā-Tau a Te Tari Mātāwaka
Annual Report of the Ministry for Ethnic Communities



Pūrongo ā-Tau a te Poari Whakahaere Matihiko
Digital Executive Board Annual Report



Ngā otinga pūtea me te pūtea kore
Financial and non-financial results

Te Tauākī Noho Haepapa Statement of Responsibility

Te Pūrongo a te Kaiarotake Independent Auditor’s report

Ngā Tauākī Pūtea ā Tari Financial Statements – Departmental

Ngā Tauākī Pūtea kore Tari Financial Statements – Non-Departmental

Ngā Tauākī Whakapaunga, Whakapaunga Rawa Hoki Statements of Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Ngā Tauākī Whakatutukinga kore-Pūtea Non-financial Performance Statements



Ngā Tāpiritanga

Tāpiritanga A Appendix A Budget significant initiatives

Tāpiritanga B Appendix B Statistical information about the employees of Te Tari Taiwhenua

Tāpiritanga C Appendix C Asset performance

Tāpiritanga D Appendix D Approved Information Sharing Agreement reporting.



Tāpiritanga E 
Appendix E - Glossary