The Department of Internal Affairs

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  • COVID-19

    Information about DIA's services. The health and safety of our people and our customers is our priority. [8/10/2020 10:34:44 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. [30/09/2020 4:39:47 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. [4/09/2020 4:18:14 p.m.]

  • Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) Data

    Gambling statistics provided by the Department of Internal Affairs. [14/08/2020 10:24:54 a.m.]

  • BDMReview Working Group for reducing barriers to changing registered sex

    This Working Group, announced on 1 August 2019, will provide the Minister of Internal Affairs with advice on practical improvements to the current process to change sex information on birth certificates. [11/08/2020 1:56:52 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. [4/08/2020 4:12:11 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. [29/07/2020 6:03:31 p.m.]

  • firefundingreview

    The Government is reviewing the way that Fire and Emergency New Zealand is funded. Presently, Fire and Emergency is funded by levies through property insurance. We’ve released a public consultation document to outline the issues and seek feedback on high level options for other ways to fund Fire and Emergency. [26/06/2020 5:05:23 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. [20/02/2020 12:08:02 p.m.]

  • Annual Reports

    Department of Internal Affairs Annual Reports in digital, and downloadable PDF versions, including Pūrongo Ā Tau - Annual Report 2019. [10/02/2020 2:34:44 p.m.]

  • Cost of the Royal Visit in April 2019

    Cost of the visit of His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge to New Zealand in April 2019. [5/02/2020 11:09:41 a.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.]

  • 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.]

  • 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.]

  • 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.]