Media releases and contacts

Note to media: DIA media staff usually divert their desk phones to their mobiles when away from their desks. We often get media calls regarding other government agencies and are happy to refer you to the right place. If you are from Māori or other language media, we will try to meet your needs. We can use Language Line to interpret. Department of Internal Affairs email addresses follow the form: firstname.lastname@dia.govt.nz.

Media contacts

If your request is urgent during evenings and weekends please call the media phone rather than emailing. This will ensure we can respond to your request more quickly.

Policy, Regulatory and Ethnic Communities 

Including Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism, Anti-Spam, Censorship, Gambling, and Local Government:

Service Delivery and Operations 

Including Passports, Births, Deaths, Marriages, Civil Unions, Citizenship, Lottery and other grants, and Better Public Services Result 10:

Service and System Transformation 

Including Government Chief Technology Officer and cross-government ICT transformation:

Information and Knowledge Services

Including the National Library, Archives New Zealand, and Government Information Services:

All other media enquiries

Official Information Act (OIA) requests

Email: oia@dia.govt.nz