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:

Media contacts

Media enquiries for all branches are handled by the Communications Group Media Team.


We aim to be responsive, helpful, and transparent, and where possible, to meet a journalist’s timeframe in responding to queries.


The media team respond to enquiries from media outlets and journalists – for general enquiries please refer to the Contact Us page.


Please email in the first instance, unless your request is urgent during evenings and weekends.

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