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  • Racing report

    Minister for Racing, Rt Hon Winston Peters speaks to members of the New Zealand racing industry at a public meeting, at 6pm on Thursday 30 August at Claudelands Conference Centre in Hamilton, where John Messara’s report on the New Zealand racing industry is publicly released. [17/04/2019 4:53:06 p.m.]

  • Racing review

    The Government has agreed to the overall intent of the Messara Report released in August 2018 and has agreed to plans to implement reforms through two Bills to amend the Racing Act 2003. [17/04/2019 4:52:07 p.m.]

  • Three waters review

    The Government is reviewing how to improve the management of drinking water, storm water and waste water (three waters) to better support New Zealand’s prosperity, health, safety and environment. Three waters services are a core responsibility of local councils. [17/04/2019 9:49:52 a.m.]

  • charitiesact

    The Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector announced in 2018 that the Charities Act 2005 would be modernised. The Minister will be the key decision-maker on the review, with some decisions also requiring Cabinet approval. The Department of Internal Affairs will be the lead agency. [12/04/2019 3:55:45 p.m.]

  • NZ Police update following the Christchurch Terrorist attacks

    11/4/2019: The New Zealand Police have released this update following the Christchurch Terrorist attacks on 15 March [11/04/2019 4:00:38 p.m.]

  • Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques

    Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission into the Attack on Christchurch Mosques on 15 March 2019, as approved by Cabinet on 8 April 2019. [9/04/2019 5:23:52 p.m.]

  • Response to the Christchurch terrorism attack video

    Background information and FAQs about the Department’s response to the Christchurch terrorism attack video of 15 March 2019. [26/03/2019 2:13:50 p.m.]

  • Make sure your donation will have an impact

    [22/03/2019 11:02:08 a.m.]

  • For support and help line services

    If you or someone you know has viewed the 15 March 2019 Christchurch video. [21/03/2019 2:34:00 p.m.]

  • Fire Services Transition

    New Zealand’s urban and rural fire services will be brought together into one unified fire services organisation from mid-2017. [21/03/2019 12:19:25 p.m.]

  • Community-led Development

    An overview of community-led development policy. [18/03/2019 4:24:24 p.m.]

  • Official books of condolence for the victims of the Christchurch attacks

    17 March 2019 Official books of condolence for the victims of the Christchurch attacks are available for the public to sign. [18/03/2019 2:22:00 p.m.]

  • Official books of condolence for the victims of the Christchurch attacks

    Official books of condolence for the victims of the Christchurch attacks are available for the public to sign, at the National Library of New Zealand, Molesworth Street, Wellington, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturdays. [18/03/2019 1:50:45 p.m.]

  • Sharing of Christchurch shooting video likely to be against the law

    The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) advises that people who share the video of the shooting in Christchurch are likely to be committing an offence. [17/03/2019 3:27:01 p.m.]

  • Cost of the Royal Visit in 2018

    Cost of the Royal Visit of Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to New Zealand in 2018. [8/03/2019 11:03:48 a.m.]

  • Annual Report 2017-18

    Department of Internal Affairs Annual Report 2017-18. [7/03/2019 3:52:32 p.m.]

  • Gaming Statistics

    Gaming expenditure statistics, machine numbers, society numbers, percentage of machines by society. [6/03/2019 2:36:30 p.m.]

  • Ministers expense releases

    Data on travel and accommodation expenses for Ministers of the Crown is released quarterly. Expenses for Ministers are administered by the Department of Internal Affairs. [6/03/2019 2:07:46 p.m.]

  • Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) Data

    Gambling statistics provided by the Department of Internal Affairs. [6/03/2019 2:00:10 p.m.]

  • Annual AML/CFT Report

    Information for reporting entities about completing their annual reports. [9/01/2019 10:22:08 a.m.]

  • Government Inquiry Into the Appointment Process for a Deputy Commissioner of Police

    [21/12/2018 12:20:18 p.m.]

  • Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking-Water

    The Government Inquiry into the Havelock North water supply contamination incident follows the widespread outbreak of gastroenteritis in Havelock North in August 2016, with more than 5000 people falling ill, following the confirmation of the presence of E. coli in the water supply. [15/11/2018 11:07:07 a.m.]

  • online-voting-trials-consultation

    [12/11/2018 10:20:24 a.m.]

  • bdmreview

    Review of the access provisions under the BDM Act covering what information can be made available about registered births, deaths, marriages, civil unions, and name changes, who can access BDM information and where, how and when the information can be made available. [1/05/2018 2:39:36 p.m.]

  • Department of Internal Affairs Office move

    Lambton Quay office move [6/04/2018 12:18:35 p.m.]

  • Customer Experience Survey

    The The Department of Internal Affairs carries out an annual Customer Experience Survey to understand whether New Zealanders are satisfied with their customer services. [29/03/2018 11:01:31 a.m.]

  • Information for Transgender Applicants

    For ease of use for transgender applicants, all of the Department of Internal Affairs information for transgender people is located on this page. [11/08/2017 11:49:55 a.m.]

  • Ministerial credit card expenses

    Latest quarterly Ministerial credit card expenditure releases. [27/07/2017 9:58:06 a.m.]

  • Archive Exhibition Project

    He Tohu is a new permanent exhibition to display our iconic constitutional documents: The 1835 Declaration of Independence/He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga, the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. [26/05/2017 3:17:51 p.m.]

  • Most Popular Male and Female First Names

    Top 100 male and female names for each year since 2004, based on births registered in New Zealand. [13/02/2017 11:14:31 a.m.]

  • Final Report of the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service

    [10/11/2016 10:32:44 a.m.]

  • Performance Improvement Framework Assessment

    Department of Internal Affairs undertook this Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) formal assessment as part of the PIF pilot, led by the State Services Commission (SSC). [18/10/2016 3:16:26 p.m.]

  • Environment Canterbury

    Government is proposing a mixed-model governance structure for Environment Canterbury (ECan) after the local government elections in October 2016. A discussion document is now open for public consultation. [18/10/2016 3:15:12 p.m.]

  • Marriage Amendment Act - Questions and Answers

    Answers to questions about the Marriage Amendment Act 2013. [20/09/2013 2:41:17 p.m.]