The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs

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  • BDMReview Working Group for reducing barriers to changing registered sex

    [20/09/2019 12:20:49 p.m.]

  • Briefings to Incoming Ministers

    Briefing papers for the 2008 incoming Government, and the 2009 incoming Minister of Internal Affairs. [10/09/2019 10:41:05 a.m.]

  • onlinegamblingconsultation

    The Government is interested in knowing what is important to you when it comes to regulating online gambling in New Zealand. [5/09/2019 4:30:48 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. [29/08/2019 10:01:44 a.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. [27/08/2019 2:23:39 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. [12/08/2019 12:28:28 p.m.]

  • Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) Data

    Gambling statistics provided by the Department of Internal Affairs. [8/08/2019 12:43:30 p.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. [6/08/2019 9:43:52 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. [2/08/2019 1:05:11 p.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. [2/08/2019 10:37:21 a.m.]

  • Make sure your donation will have an impact

    There are a wide range of organisations that are working to raise funds in the wake of the Christchurch tragedy on 15 March 2019. Here are some tips to ensure your donation will have an impact. [24/05/2019 12:18:30 p.m.]

  • Ministers credit card expenses

    [24/05/2019 12:13:50 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. [22/05/2019 12:19:43 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. [16/05/2019 11:09:39 a.m.]

  • Annual AML/CFT Report

    Information for reporting entities about completing their annual reports. [30/04/2019 3:36:52 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.]

  • 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.]

  • 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.]

  • 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.]

  • 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.]

  • 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.]