Responses to Official Information Act requests

Responses to selected information requests received by the Department of Internal Affairs 

Refno

OIA decision date

Request detail

Link to response

2122-0805

29/06/2022 

Information relating to limited validity passports

2122-0805
(PDF, 758KB)

2122-0100 

 08/2021

Archives New Zealand Reading Rooms

2122-0100
(PDF, 762KB)

2122-0584

21/03/2022

Archives New Zealand Reading Rooms 

2122-0584
(PDF, 758KB)

2122-0747

16/05/2022

Archives New Zealand Reading Rooms

2122-0747
(PDF, 2MB)

2122-0719

18/05/2022

Archives Collections Search - Archival Integrated Management System

2122-0719
(PDF, 7.6MB)

2122-0652

04/05/2022

Archives Collections Search

2122-0652
(PDF, 1.3MB)

2122-0611

30/03/2022

Archives Collections Search

2122-0611
(PDF, 1.3MB)

2122-0604

30/03/2022

Archives Collections Search - accessibility testing and consultation

2122-0604
(PDF, 773KB)

2122-0434

21/12/2021

Leadership training, development, coaching and guidance in place for the Chief Archivist

2122-0434
(PDF, 848KB)

2122-0233

12/10/2021

Government Record Keeping under the Public Records Act 2005

2122-0233
(PDF, 1.4MB)

2122-0174

22/09/2021

Oranga Tamariki have with its compliance with the Public Records Act 2005

2122-0174
(PDF, 1.3MB)

2122-0046

22/09/2021

Government Record Keeping under the Public Records Act 2005

2122-0046
(PDF, 632KB)

2122-0802

 23/06/2022

Briefings to the Minister of Internal Affairs from Archives New Zealand

2122-0802
(PDF, 1.9MB)

2122-0781

16/06/2022

Meetings between the Minister of Internal Affairs and the Chief Archivist of Archives New Zealand

2122-0781
(PDF, 814KB)

2122-0785

20/06/2022

Information relating to the issuance of New Zealand passports to Samoan citizens 2122-0785
(PDF, 700KB)

2122-0661

13/06/2022

 The Department of Internal Affairs litigation register and, information related to the previous documents released  2122-0661
(PDF, 784KB)

2122-0771

14/06/2022

Death registration data

 2122-0771
(PDF, 991KB)

2122-0662

23/05/2022

 Francis Review (PMO)

2122-0662 (PDF, 841KB)

2122-0699

12/05/2022

 Number of Kauri Lounge users

2122-0699
(PDF, 672KB)

2122-0761

01/06/2022

Information about the use of Gmail addresses by government agencies

2122-0761
(PDF, 792KB)

2122-0731

23/5/2022

[Meeting minutes for LIAC]
Would like the full board meeting minutes of the Library and Information Advisory Commission from 1st January 2019 to now [25 April 2022]

2122-0731
(PDF, 2.1MB)

2122-0742

30/5/2022

Citizenship processing timeframe information

2122-0742
(PDF, 774KB)

2122-0754

25/05/2022

Request for all correspondence and meeting notes related to "Wi Neera to Onepoto Shared Pathway & Coastal Resilience Project" funding.

2122-0754
(PDF, 4.6MB)

2122-0729

25/05/2022

Request for statistics relating to individuals granted citizenship who had been convicted of a criminal offence

 2122-0729
(PDF, 752KB)

2122-0741

17/05/2022

Requesting research papers produced to inform development of Water Services Bill and/or associated policy

 2122-0741
(PDF, 187KB)

2122-0690

2/05/2022

Citizenship timeframes

2122-0690
(PDF, 1MB)

2122-0661

11/05/2022

[Information relating to the preparation of the public discussion document Reducing Pokies Harm]

  • what groups were consulted before the release of the pokies discussion document;

  • any research undertaken that shows existing measures aren’t working or shows where

  • the regulatory gaps are that need to be filled; and

  • documents that show what the problem is and why the Department of Internal Affairs is doing this review now.

2122-0661
(PDF, 4.8MB)

2122-0273

14/09/2021

Whether Larry Page google founder hold New Zealand Citizenship

2122-0273 
(PDF, 765KB)

2122-701

5/05/2022

Transcript of the interview conducted by the Royal Commission of Inquiry with the convicted perpetrator of the Christchurch terror attack.

2122-701 
(PDF, 207KB)

2122-0601

28/04/2022

Breakdown of costs of developing the Three Waters Reform Programme

2122-0601
(PDF, 1MB)

2122-0693

02/05/2022

Request for information from the Christchurch Royal Commission related to the counterjihad/counter-jihad movement

2122-0693
(PDF, 776KB)

2122-0632

29/04/2022

Copies of drafts of TV advertisements related to the Three Waters public information and education campaign

2122-0632
(PDF, 5MB)

2122-672

20/04/2022

Enquiries about the review of the Inquiry Act 1908

2122-672 
(PDF, 272KB)

2122-0666

28/04/2022

Evidence and transcripts from the Royal Commission into the Pike River disaster.

2122-0666 (PDF, 798KB)

2122-0595

25/03/2022

Enquiries about gaining sovereign status in New Zealand

2122-0595
(PDF, 829KB)

2122-0654

28/04/2022

Request for information relating internal decisions the possible repeal of the Wellington City Milk-supply Act 1919

2122-0654
(PDF, 750KB)

2122-0582

21/03/2022

Details of vehicles in the Crown fleet, including those used by the Prime Minister and the Governor General

2122-0582
(PDF, 2MB)

2122-0032

05/08/2021 

A copy of the He Whenua Taurikura project plan, communication plan, risk management plan and similar documents

2122-0032
(PDF, 1.3MB)

2122-0374

29/11/2021

Department of Internal Affairs’ responsibilities in the event of the death of Queen Elizabeth II

2122-0374
(PDF, 936KB)

2122-0624

11/04/2022

Details pertaining to the Kauri Lounge

2122-0624
(PDF, 797KB)

2122-0570

07/03/2022

Mileage of Crown fleet vehicles

2122-0570
(PDF, 753KB)

2122-0192

24/09/2021

Motive power of vehicles used by the Prime Minister on official duties

2122-0192
(PDF, 882KB)

2122-0397

09/12/2021

Details of Crown Limo trips taken on 9-11 November 2021

2122-0397
(PDF, 974KB)

2122-0402

15/12/2021

Breakdown of costs related to the Prime Ministers trip on 10 November 2021

2122-0402
(PDF, 775KB)

2122-0627

11/04/2022

Request for information relating to adoptions and dual identities

2122-0627 (PDF, 806KB)

2122-0364

14/01/2022

Documents relating to Three Waters announcement of establishing four water services entities

2122-0364 (PDF, 6.1MB)

2122-0614

31/03/2022

Processing timeframe for name change applications

2122-0614 (PDF, 700KB)

2122-0540

23/02/2022

Use of Te Reo Māori on the New Zealand passport

2122-0540 
(PDF, 719KB)

2122-0602

25/03/2022

A breakdown of all costs related to the design, development and deployment of the website dogsafety.govt.nz

2122-0602
(PDF, 200KB)

2122-0609

16/03/2022

Data on New Zealand passport holders under 13 years old 

2122-0609
(PDF, 790KB)

2122-0577

14/03/2022

Citizenship processing timeframes

2122-0577
(PDF, 1.6MB)

2122-0589 

15/03/2022

Contact Centre Statistics

2122-0589
(PDF, 866KB)

2122-0452

17/01/2022

Christchurch Remembrance events costs 2019 and 2021 

2122-0452
(PDF, 790KB)

2122-0457 

26/01/2022

Budget(s) for Royal tour of New Zealand 2022 especially for Platinum Jubilee

2122-0457
(PDF, 723KB)  

2122-0547

25/02/2022

Profits transferred by Lotto New Zealand to the Lottery Grants Board

2122-0547
(PDF, 981KB)

2122-0555

9/02/2022

Stillborn statistics

2122-0555
(PDF, 851KB)

2122-0508

11/02/2022

Mortality data in New Zealand

2122-0508 
(PDF, 883KB)

2122-0362

9/12/2021

Greyhound Racing Review submissions and details of premises visited as part of the review

2122-0362
(PDF, 12.2MB)

2021-0679

05/07/2021

Ministerial staff position titles by office

2021-0679
(PDF, 1.6MB)

2021-0727

13/07/2021

Attendance list for PM’s welcome reception in Queenstown, 30 May 2021

2021-0727
(PDF, 897KB)

2122-0026

05/08/2021

Bolton Street property information

2122-0026
(PDF, 1.3MB)

2021-0036

21/07/2021

Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services correspondence since 2017

2021-0036
(PDF, 755KB)

2021-0148

14/09/2021

COVID and mask use requirements for Crown limo drivers

2021-0148
(PDF, 13.6MB)

2122-0305

01/11/2021

Details of the computer used by the PM

2122-0305
(PDF, 831KB)

2122-0334

08/11/2021

VIP Transport vehicles and parts information

2122-0334
(PDF, 795KB)

2122-0484

02/02/2022

Copy of marriage licence

2122-0484
(PDF, 795KB)

2122-0478

26/01/2022

Online passport photo related statistics

2122-0478
(PDF, 940KB)

2122-0421

13/01/2022

Information relating to RealMe performance on 17 November 2021

2122-0421
(PDF, 861KB)

2122-0420

15/12/2021

Request for funding information

2122-0420
(PDF, 217KB)

2122-0415

17/12/2021

Citizenship processing timeframes

2122-0415
(PDF, 213KB)

2122-0373

01/12/2021

Sex markers on birth certificates

 2122-0373 
(PDF, 818KB)

2122-0141

10/09/2021

[Racing Safety Development Funding]

2122-0141
(PDF, 737KB)

2122-0439

22/12/2021

[Citizenship Processing Timeframes]

2122-0439
(PDF, 822KB)

21/22-0418

17/12/2021

[Reports produced by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and other documents]
I would like to request copies of the following reports produced for DIA by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue:1) Storming of the US Capitol Building on 06 January 2021

2) Dominant Covid-19 Narratives Among New Zealand Extremists and Conspiracy Theorists

3) Two Years On: understanding the Resonance of the Christchurch Attack among Online Extremists

4) Gender in the New Zealand Online Ecosystem

5) QAnon in New Zealand

6) 1080 and Online Extremism in New Zealand

7) Gun Amnesty Discussions among New Zealand Extremists Online

8) New Zealand Extremism Quarterly report 1st April 2021 – 30th June 2021These Department Intelligence Briefs:1) United States Presidential Inauguration 2021 (21 January 2021)

2) Operation Christchurch (16 March 2021)

3) Lynn Mall Violent Extremist Attack (5 September 2021)And these other documents:1) Online scanning guide (21 July 2021)

2) Classifications process (15 February 2021)

3) Managing content translation (13 April 2021)

4) Legal services (18 February 2021)

2122-0418
(PDF, 3.6MB)

21/22-0423

16/12/2021

 [Presence calculator formula]

2122-0423
(PDF, 1.4MB)

21/22-0310 

9/11/2021

[Information on Explanatory Note 2021 to IVCOP 2013]Could you please provide me with all the documents, data or information that was generated with regards to the conceptualisation, preparation, finalisation, approval and publication of the Explanatory Note 2021 to the IVCOP 2013.This includes but is not limited to

  • the analysis that was conducted to determine that it would cost reporting entities less money to meet the requirements specified in the above two documents than complying with basis for verification of identity specified under section 13 of the AML/CFT Act

  • the analysis that it would be easier / safer for reporting entities to meet the requirements specified in the above two documents than complying with the basis for verification of identity specified under section 13 of the AML/CFT Act.

  • the comparison of how the processes specified under the IVCOP 2o13 and the Explanatory Note 2021 align with the basis for verification of identity specified under section 13 of the AML/CFT Act.

This is in public interest.

2122-0310
(PDF, 755KB)

2122-0214

5/10/2021

[Apple Wallet Electronic Passport]

2122-0214
(PDF, 766KB)

2122-0228

24/09/2021

[Information about the entitlement to New Zealand citizenship and a passport, where a child is born in New Zealand and the parents are not married]

2122-0228
(PDF, 738KB)

2122-0213

5/10/2021

[Information regarding citizenship processing delays]

2122-0213
(PDF, 893KB)

2122-0076

18/10/2021

[Citizenship processing timeframes]

2122-0076
(PDF, 901KB)

2122-0273

14/09/2021

[Whether Larry Page google founder holds New Zealand Citizenship]

2122-0273
(PDF, 746KB)

2122-0152

18/10/2021

[Citizenship processing timeframes]

2122-0152
(PDF, 1MB)

2122-0323

15/12/2021

[Statistics on the Realme Helpdesk performance]

2122-0323
(PDF, 0.98MB)

2122-0189

24/08/2021

[Information about the digitisation of historic death records]   

2122-0189
(
PDF, 700KB)

2122-0120

1/10/2021

[Citizenship processing timeframes ]

2122-0120
(PDF, 791KB)

2122-0330

17/11/2021

[Citizenship Timeframes]

2122-0330
(PDF, 795KB)

 2122-0332

 17/11/2021

[Deaths registered in New Zealand]

 2122-0332
(PDF, 972KB)

21/22-0437

08/12/2021

[Council weblinks with relevant 2020-21 Annual Dog Control Reports]

21/22-0437
(PDF,  205KB)

2122-0410

10/12/2021

Most common baby names by area]

2122-0410 
(PDF, 810KB)

20/21-0724

13/07/2021

[Participation in cybercrime networks]

1) Any internal rules or guidelines regulating the participation of New Zealand in Cybercrime networks, either G7 or Budapest Convention or similar.

2) The number of requests made by New Zealand to Cybercrime data preservation networks, during the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, and for each request following information:

a) if it was done to the G7 cybercrime network or according to the Budapest Convention

b) Date the request was submitted

c) Country the request was submitted to

d) Platform that was requested to preserve data (Facebook, Google, etc)

e) Type of crime or offence that is suspected

f) If the request was responded to and if so if the answer was positive

g) The political or judicial or law enforcement authority originating the request.

3) The number of requests made to New Zealand via cybercrime data preservation networks, either G7 or Budapest Convention or similar, during the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and for each of them the following information:

a) If the request was made via the G7 cybercrime network or the Budapest Convention.

b) Date at which the request was received

c) Country that sent the request

d) Name of the platform or service provider or digital platform that the request referred to.

e) The type of suspected crime or offence.

f) If the request was answered to and if the answer was positive or negative.

2021-0724
(PDF, 825KB)

20/21-0732

15/07/2021

[violent extremist content and child exploitation content]
Can I please request a breakdown of how much violent extremist content and child sexual abuse material has been removed online over the past five years by the Department of Internal Affairs?

Can you please make a clear distinction between how much violent extremist content has been removed, and how much child sexual abuse material has been removed?

Can you also please provide an explanation of how the Digital Safety Group within DIA makes these decisions, for example, what thresholds does content have to meet in order to be taken down?

2021-0732
(PDF, 1MB)

21/22-0072

20/08/2021

[The Inter-Yeti Online Book]
Please supply the following information under the Official Information Act (OIA):

  • List of individuals and groups consulted in the production of Inter-Yeti (not mentioned on the website); and any information on accessibility and literacy assessments completed as part of developing the digital book

  • Budget, and where information is not commercially sensitive or breaches privacy, details of:

    • production of the Inter-Yeti online digital book;
    • promotion and other marketing materials;
    • and, website hosting and maintenance fees.

2122-0072
(PDF, 836KB)

21/22-0349

19/11/2021

[Information on Nepalese ethnic group]

2122-0349
(PDF, 920KB)

21/22-0095

30/08/2021

[Information about Citizenship ceremonies in Auckland]

2122-0095
(PDF, 996KB)

21/22-0045

12/08/2021

[Citizenship processing timeframes]

2122-0045
(PDF, 889KB)

21/22-0051

 31/08/2021

[Use of Aotearoa in passports]

2122-0051
(PDF, 797KB)

21/22-0336

19/11/2021

[Number of citizenship by grant applications]

2122-0336
(PDF, 1.8MB)

21/22-0284

27/10/2021

[Statistics on New Zealand passport holders]

2122-0284
(PDF, 788KB) 

21/22-0176

11/10/2021

[Citizenship ceremonies and processing timeframes]

2122-0176
(PDF, 815KB) 

21/22-0203 

1/10/2021

[Information relating to the presentation of Te Reo Māori and English on the cover of New Zealand travel documents]

2122-0203
(PDF, 3MB)

21/22-0276 

22/10/2021

[Citizenship processing timeframes]

2122-0276
(PDF, 816KB) 

21/22-0274

29/10/2021

[Citizenship processing delays]

2122-0274
(PDF, 809KB) 

21/22-0207

11/10/2021

[New Zealand Passport ownership details for 17 years and under]

2122-0207
(PDF, 2MB)

21/22-0113

03/09/2021

[New Zealand passport design]

2122-0113
(PDF, 2MB)

21/22-0388

3/12/2021

[Request for information relating to citizenship processing timeframes]

2122-0388
(PDF, 906KB)

21/22-0393

1/12/2021

[Range of marriage statistics]

2122-0393
(PDF, 914KB)

21/22-0242

14/10/2021

[A breakdown of all operating systems in use]

2122-0242
(PDF, 914KB)

21/22-0209

1/12/2021

[Submissions on changes to the Charities Act 2020]

2122-0209
(PDF, 138KB)

21/22-0175

5/10/2021

[Funding to Royal Commissions and Ministerial Inquiries]

2122-0175
(PDF, 4.3MB)

21/22-0335

11/11/2021

[Commercial relationships with Microsoft]

2122-0335
(PDF, 398KB)

21/22-0328

19/11/2021

[2017-18 web standards self-assessments]

2122-0328
(PDF, 8.8MB)

21/22-0287

02/11/2021

[Information about the Local Electoral Act 2001]

122-0287
(PDF, 287KB)

21/22-0261

15/10/2021

[A copy of the Cloud Assessment Tool]

2122-0261
(PDF, 196KB)

21/21-0267

8/10/2021

[DIA Briefing Paper to Cabinet on Online Gambling]

2121-0267
(PDF, 762KB)

21/22-0134

22/09/21

[NBS activity for DIA owned and leased buildings]

A list of DIA leased and owned buildings and information on building NBS and related risk review documents.

2122-0134 (PDF, 903KB)

21/22-0230

29/09/2021

[Selected OIA performance statistics]

2122-0230
(PDF, 760KB)

21/22-0173

21/07/2021

A breakdown of processing times for citizenship by grant applications for the month of October 2020.

 2122-0173 (PDF, 778KB)

20/21-0701

 30/06/2021

[Takedown of harmful content on social media]

  1. How does the NZ Government notify social media platforms to takedown harmful content? Is it via email? Is it a bespoke technology system?

  2. Can the Government track how long it takes for the request to be actioned by the social media platform?

  3. How does the Government release this information public to allow transparency of what is being taken down?

 2021-0701 (PDF, 799KB)

20/21-0660

28/05/2021

There are currently significant delays processing citizenship by grant applications. I would like to know what is the date of the applications currently being processed? Also, could you please advise what is being done to reduce the backlog.

 2021-0660
(PDF, 745KB)

21/22-0088

23/08/2021

A breakdown of applications by month and average number of applications approved every month.

2122-0088 (PDF, 847KB)

20/21-0752

26/07/2021

We would be grateful if you could indicate whether there is any manual, procedure or other form of written set of instructions that is to be used when a person applies for a marriage licence. We assume there is some form of document that provides for the process or procedure to be followed.

We would also be grateful if you could advise us as to whether you are aware of any other cases in which the same mistake, or a similar mistake, has been made by an applicant for a marriage licence. 

 2021-0752 (PDF, 1.5MB)

21/22-0102 

30/08/2021

[Information relating to the citizenship status of Larry Page]

  1. Any and all citizenship files held by the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) regarding Larry Page. For clarity, the Page referred to here is the co-founder of Google born 26 March 1973.

  2. Any applications, as well as but not limited to citizenship, the DIA has received or seen copies of.

  3. All internal DIA communications regarding Larry Page.

  4. All communications between the DIA and Page's representatives.

  5. All communications between the DIA and other agencies regarding Page.

  6. All internal reports, briefings, presentations, meeting minutes and memos regarding Page. 

 2122-0102 (PDF, 624KB)

21/22-0077

13/08/2021

Could you please break down the $150.00 fee charged as in the photo provided. Where each dollar is used and for what purpose. Why does the marriage certificate have a separate fee?
Also, could you please send me the “Legislation or Act” section or sections regarding “Registering” marriage and to whom the marriage is then entrusted by?

2122-077  (PDF, 867KB)

21/22-0085

 23/08/2021

How many times, since 2018 has the Births, Deaths and Marriages records been amended to provide false identities. Under the Security and Intelligence Act BDM records can be amended to provide false identities. How many times has this occurred?

 2122-0855 (PDF, 753KB)

21/22-0088

23/07/2021

 A breakdown of applications by month and average number of applications approved every month.

2122-0088
(PDF, 685KB)

21/22-0023 

30/08/2021

All the cabinet papers and reports to the Ministers regarding Maori wards from 1 June 2020.

2122-0023 (PDF 19.5MB)

21/22-0090

17/08/2021

[Processing timeframes for citizenship by grant between 2010-2020]

1. Average processing times for new citizens by grant for the years 2010 to 2020
2. average timeframe from when an application is submitted until –
- a decision is made on whether to approve or not approve the grant of New Zealand citizenship,
- for those approved, being assigned a ceremony date and
- the ceremony date for the applicant

2122-0090
(PDF, 855KB)

21/22-0049

16/08/2021

Please tell me why the Department is fast tracking these applications (citizenship by descent) when there are thousands of applications last year to be processed (citizenship by grant). Why double standards?

2122-0049 (PDF, 892KB) 

 20/21-0733

 16/08/2021

1. Please provide the data for 2021 applications you've processed so far (Monthly). Total number of applications you've received during these months.

2. Also, since January your staff is keep claiming that they're allocating applications received in August 2020. It's been 6 months now & still getting the same answer that August 2020. I mean, really? We deserve to know the truth please.

3. Why the department is not hiring more staff members?? We're aware that you've trained more staff, but I guess that's not enough. Why there is no initiative to remedy this delay? Processing time is increasing day by day and our patience is on the edge.

 2021-0733 (PDF, 1.10MB)

21/22-0027

26/08/2021

1. The amendments made to the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions (“the Royal Commission”) as outlined in the release from the Hon Jan Tinetti on 23 April 2021: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/royal-commission-historical-abuse-scopeadjusted-avoid-timeline-delay

2. All documents relating to the decision to amend the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission announced on 23 April (“the decision”) including, but not limited to:

 2122-0027 (PDF, 756KB)

21/22-0082

25/08/2021

[Ownership of Lake Taupo]

1. Are the Iwi, who have ownership of the Lake, responsible for the health of the lake, and all costs associated with maintaining it?

2. Do the Iwi receive, or have they received funding(govt) to do maintenance of any type to the lake or surrounds?

3. Through other Treaty Settlements around NZ, what other waterways may come under the same ruling to charge commercial operators?

4. Are (non-commercial) recreational users of waterways that have been returned to Iwi through Treaty Settlements able to be charged by Iwi to use these waterways for recreational purpose? 

2122-0082 (PDF, 219KB)

20/21-0740

20/07/2021

[Information held by DIA in relation to exemptions for compliance with the AMLCFT Act]

We are instructed to make a request under the Official Information Act for all information held by the DIA in relation to exemptions from compliance with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2011 (the AML Act) in respect of funding for policies of insurance.

For the avoidance of doubt, this includes all correspondence (internal or external), internal file notes and other documents relating to exemptions from the AML act relating to funding for policies of insurance, whether under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Regulations 2011 or otherwise

2021-0740
(PDF, 806KB)

21/22-0021

3/08/2021

[Statistics on AML/CFT enforcement action]

The total number of non-public formal warnings issued from 1 July 2020 until 30 June 2021;

(a) The total number of public formal warnings issued from 1 July 2013 until 30 June 2021;

(b) The total number of enforceable undertakings issued from 1 July 2013 until 30 June 2021; and

The calendar or reporting years in which each of the above were issued.

2122-0021
(PDF, 800KB)

20/21-0736

19/07/2021

I would like to request a list of vacancy (ministerial appointment only, e.g. board member, Lay member, Trustee etc) that the nomination period has been closed but still under consideration by the DIA or relevant Minister.

In your list, can you please included the date that vacancy been advertised, what method you have used to publicly advertise the position and when the vacancy been closed as well.

Also, I would like to know if you have any future opening in 2021. e.g. the position that will call for nomination in the year of 2021 or in the process of obtaining Minster approval to start the recruitment process.

20210736
(PDF, 600KB)

20/21-0688

25/06/2021

[Land information memorandum and certificates of compliance]

Has the Minister ever issued a land information memorandum under s 44A of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987? If so, how many? Has the Minister ever issued certificates of compliance under the RMA? If so, how many?

20210688
(PDF, 191KB)

20/21-0723

22/06/2021

[Digital insights report]

Could I get the full report on Digital insights from the public service response to COVID-19.

20210723
(PDF, 3.6MB)

20/21-0671

 21/06/2021

[All advice and communications since 2012 on review or reform of the LGOMIA]

20210671 (PDF, 2.3MB)

20/21-0662

14/06/2021

[Work undertaken by DIA on whether or not to require Councils to only use land value rating]

Paras 142-144 of Ministry of Housing and Urban Development briefing entitled "Improving housing supply and affordability: more information" states that MHUD understands that DIA will shortly report to their Minister on whether to require all local authorities to use land value for rating purposes.

1. I therefore request a copy of all work undertaken by DIA on whether or not to require Councils to only use land value rating.

 20210662

(PDF, 1MB)

20/21-0678

18/06/2021

[Digital insights from the public service response to COVID report]

hello, can I have the full version of this report, please. https://www.digital.govt.nz/dmsdocument/191~report-summary-digital-insights-from-the-public-service-response-to-covid-19/html

20210678 
(PDF, 3.6MB)

20/21-0325

6/01/2021

[Communications between Ministers and information on law changes to change gender on official documents 7 December 2020]

1. all communications between former Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin and the new Minister Jan Tinetti regarding the proposed law change to make it easier for transgender people to change their gender on official documents; and

2. all of the information Jan Tinetti has been given on this topic.

20210325
(PDF, 3.8MB)

20/21-0275

21/12/2020

[Advice on Maori Wards to Minister of Local Government 5 December 2017 to 11 November 2020]

1. any advice provided to the Minister of Local Government from the 2017 election through to today on Māori wards in local government; and

2. any internal policy development documents created since the 2017 election through to today on Māori wards in local government.

20210275 
(PDF, 20MB)

20/21-0222

9/11/2020 

[DIA internal review following Whakaari/White Island Eruption 14 October 2020]
Copies of any reports and documents regarding the Department of Internal Affairs' offshore islands internal review, following the Whakaari / White Island eruption.

20210222 
(PDF, 1MB)

20/21-0142

28/09/2020

[Costs of Operation Burnham 4 September 2020]

1. the cost of the Operation Burnham Inquiry {i.e what was spent of the funding allocated to the inquiry as a whole}, ideally itemised where possible; and

2. the cost of any additional departmental or other work incurred by DIA in relation to the Operation Burnham Inquiry.

20210142
(PDF, 250KB)

19/20-0255

17/10/2019

[Rejection of the baby name 'Lucifer']

1.  How does DIA define "reasonable person"?
2.  Does DIA make any attempt to incorporate different cultures/faiths/paths/belief systems into their considerations when approving or disapproving a name? If you do how do you do that? Do you have a committee of people of many faiths, paths and belief systems to help make the decision?
3.  How many people are involved in the decision about name approval and what are their positions? How does that process work?
4.  I would like a list of all names reject in the last ten years. For each name there should be an explanation of the grounds that it was rejected. Not just something vague like "a reasonable person would find it offensive" but an explanation of why DIA decided that a reasonable person would find it effective

 19200255 
(PDF, 251KB)

19/20-0267

17/10/2019

[RealMe renewal statistics]
Please provide me with statistics that describe the current proportion of individuals that do not renew – e.g. for every 100 renewal emails sent, what proportion do not renew by the stated deadline.

19200267 
(PDF, 733KB)

19/20-0227

08/10/2019

[Celebrant Statistics]
1.  The total number of new Independent Celebrants registered
2.  The total number of Independent Celebrants re-registering
3.  The number of Independent Celebrants performing only 1 ceremony
4.  The number of Independent Celebrants performing 2-5 ceremonies

19200227 
(PDF, 1.8MB)

19/20-0229

02/10/2019

[1840 intranet content]
A screen shot of the 1840 intranet story (including the accompanying image), "75 different ethnicities bring diversity to DIA".  This story is from 2015 or 2016.

19200229 
(PDF, 3.5MB)

19/20-0202

30/09/2019

[Marriages of non-NZ Citizens/residents]
Information on numbers of marriages of foreign (tourist / non-NZ residents or NZ citizens not residing in NZ) by areas across New Zealand.

19200202 
(PDF, 1MB)

19/20-0208

30/09/2019

[Lottery Grants Board]
I understand there are many lottery committee that make decision on various grants application, however the member sitting on the committee are unable to be found at any government website. I did tried "Community matters" website, but able to find their information. Can you please let me know why their information are not public available? Given they are making lots of big grants decision, I think the public deserve to know who they are. Also can you please forward me any internal papers/memos that discuss this matter. If it has not been discuss internally, may I raised that to Lottery Grants Board for their discussion.

19200208 
(PDF, 1.4MB)

19/20-0200

27/09/2019

[Celebrant statistics - Dunedin]
The following information broken down each year from 2016-2018 (inclusive), and year to date 2019 for the Greater Dunedin area:
- Total number of marriages registered by an independent celebrant;
- Total number of marriages registered by organisational celebrants,
- Total number of civil unions registered by an independent celebrant;
- The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of marriages;

19200200 
(PDF, 1.1MB)

19/20-0201

27/09/2019

[Celebrant statistics - Hawkes Bay]
The following information broken down each year from 2016-2018 (inclusive), and year to date 2019 for the Hawkes Bay area:
- Total number of marriages registered by an independent celebrant;
- Total number of marriages registered by organisational celebrants,
- Total number of civil unions registered by an independent celebrant;
- The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of marriages;

19200201 
(PDF, 1.2MB)

19/20-0203

27/09/2019

[Celebrant statistics - Waikato region and NZ]
‘The top or top 5 celebrants based on ceremonies performed in the Waikato region and in New Zealand

19200203 
(PDF, 1MB)

19/20-0197

24/09/2019

[Statistics on birth registrations]
1.     the number of births registered for the 2019 year to date
2.     The number of late birth registrations - i.e. registered after the follow up letter was issued by yourselves.

19200197 
(PDF, 773KB)

19/20-0166

17/09/2019

[Official documentation of gender]
1.  When did New Zealand start recording data on people seeking to change their sex/gender on official documentation?
2.  What have the rates of people seeking to change their sex/gender been year on year?
3.  Are there any explanations available for year on year changes?
4.  Over the years, what processes have people needed to follow to change their sex/gender?
5.  How have these processes allowed for minors to change their sex/gender?
6.  What legislation/regulations have determined these processes?
7.  What have been the landmark legislative or policy changes affecting people's ability to change their sex/gender?
8.  Are there any known historical cases where a person's decision to legally change their sex/gender invalidated their marriage?
9.  Could you send me any complaints data, historic and current, you collect in relation to processes to change sex/gender?
10.  Could you send me any internal reviews that have looked at the status of transgender people, and/or issues to do with recording their gender on official documents?

19200166 
(PDF, 1MB)

19/20-0167

13/09/2019

[Official documentation of Gender]
1.  The number of people who changed the ‘sex’ marker on their passport between 1 January 2018 and the end of December 2018. Could you please provide that number?   During that time, how many people changed from
- M to X,
- from M to F,
- from F to M,
- and from F to X? [Please give specific numbers for each category where possible]
2.  The number of males who have successfully had their birth certificate sex marker changed to read ‘female’ in between Jan 1 2018 and the end of December 2018.  How many males legally changed the ‘sex’ marker on their birth certificate to read ‘female’ between 1 January 2018 and the end of December 2018?
3. The number of females who have successfully had their birth certificate sex marker changed to read ‘male’ in between Jan 1 2018 and the end of December 2018.  How many females legally changed the ‘sex’ marker on their birth certificate to read ‘male’ between 1 January 2018 and the end of December 2018?
4. Under 18’s change of birth certificate sex.
• How many under 18 year olds had their birth certificate sex marker altered from 1 January 2018 to the end of December 2018?
• How many of those under 18 year olds had their marker changed from M to F?
• How many of those under 18 year olds had their marker changed from F to M?
Thank you very much for your effort and time in answering these questions,

19200167 
(PDF, 980KB)

19/20-0145

06/09/2019

[Waikato Marriage Statistics]
I'd like to receive the following information broken down each year from 2015-2018 (inclusive), and year to date 2019 for the Waikato Region:
- Total number of marriages registered by an independent celebrant;
- Total number of civil unions registered by an independent celebrant;
- The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of marriages; and
- The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of civil unions.

19200145 
(PDF, 1.3MB)

19/20-0177

06/09/2019

[the number of marriages across the North Shore of Auckland in 2018 and in 2008]

19200167 
(PDF, 980KB)

19/20-0150

30/08/2019

[Marriages in Martinborough]
How many marriages were conducted in Martinborough in October 2018- April 2019

19200150 
(PDF, 683KB)

19/20-0114

28/08/2019

[Advertising, influencers, most recent campaign, and any changes following Christchurch attacks]
1.  your total advertising spend
2.  online advertising spend
3.  the proportion of your online advertising spend that goes on: Facebook, You Tube, Instagram, specific “influencers”, SEO, online news sites, other sites.
4.  please indicate if this spend was general, or on specific campaigns
5.  for your most recent campaign, where possible, please provide success measures or reports ie. click through or engagement data or briefings with this information contained
6.  Please also indicate in writing, and attach relevant documents, if your agency implemented a policy change on online spending post the March mosque attacks and/or the Christchurch Call.

19200114 
(PDF, 2.6MB)

19/20-0053

26/08/2019

[Wedding location statistics]
For the Whangaui area, since the start of electronic records (accessible records) the following information:
VENUE: Weddings per year broken into categories:
ACCOMODATION VENUE
COMMUNITY CENTRE
COUNRTY HOUSE VENUE
GOVT/COUNCIL FACILITY
AT HOME
MARAE
OUTSIDE OPTION (GARDEN)
OUTSIDE OPTION (WATERFRONT)
PLACE OF WORSHIP
WINERY/ HOSPO VENUE
OTHER - PUBLIC
OTHER - PRIVATE

TYPE: Weddings per year broken into the categories:
Registrar
Independent celebrant
Organisational celebrant. 

19200053 
(PDF, 961KB)

19/20-0087

22/08/2019

[Baby names for Takapuna, Milford, Forrest Hill and Castor Bay]
1.  Numbers of births recorded in the Milford, Takapuna, Forrest Hill and Castor Bay area,
2.  The five most common names given to babies in the Milford, Takapuna, Forrest Hill and Castor Bay area,
3. Were there any names refused, what those names were, and if possible, the grounds for refusal
4. For people living in the Milford, Takapuna, Forrest Hill and Castor Bay area, how many marriages were registered and how many civil unions
5. Were there any marriages refused, if so, on what grounds
(The area would be Takapuna, Milford, Forrest Hill and Castor Bay - I can note those provisos in a resulting story. In the years 2018 and 2008:)

19200087 
(PDF, 1MB)

19/20-0148

22/08/2019

[Citizenship ceremony funding]
I am interested to know about the Citizenship Ceremonies that are held by local councils.
Questions please:
1. What funding is provided to local councils when they perform such activities?
2. Does the Mayor/Deputy receive any remuneration from central government?

19200148 
(PDF, 694KB)

19/20-0090

22/08/2019

[Air travel costs]
1. Total number of airline tickets purchased in 18/19 financial year.
2. Breakdown by domestic vs international.
3. Any internal plans to reduce airline travel.
4. Job titles of the top 5 travellers.
5. Any other information that would help the public understand the departments use of airline travel.

19200090 
(PDF, 2MB)

19/20-0083

21/08/2019

[Statistics on Celebrants]
1.  Total number of marriages registered by an independent celebrant;
2.  Total number of civil unions registered by an independent celebrant;
3. The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of marriages; and
4.  The (approx) 30 independent celebrants that have officiated the greatest amount of marriages.

19200083 
(PDF, 1.5MB)

19/20-0079

19/08/2019

[Leave entitlement]
1.  How many days of each leave type do you provide to your employees? (AL, Sick leave, Any special leave etc.)
2.  Can staff purchase additional leave? If yes, how many days?
3.  Do you offer extra days (council days etc) as a compensation for Christmas shutdown period? If yes, how many days?
Please let me know if you have any questions.  

19200079 
(PDF, 843KB)

19/20-0081

19/08/2019

[Ministers staying in Trump branded properties]
I understand you have some responsibility for government overseas travel. Can you please confirm whether a minister, Member of Parliament, or any government or Parliamentary employee of whom you are aware has stayed (in 2016, or later) in a Trump-branded property, paid for out of taxpayer funds?
If so, can you please provide the details of this stay, including, if the person is a Minister, member of Parliament, or state sector CEO or board member, their name.

19200081 
(PDF, 718KB)

19/20-0061

16/08/2019

[Time spent by users when submitting photos in passport renewal system]
1.  How many people in a year have their photos rejected, at least once, only because of the Initial Hurdle?
2.  How many people a year continue to have their photo rejected because of the Initial Hurdle and fail to complete the online application for a passport because they do not get past the photo section of the online application?
3.  On average, how many photos do people have rejected because of the Initial Hurdle before they are rejected on other criteria or they submit an acceptable photo?
4.  How many people fail to pass the initial hurdle, come back at least a day later and have their photo accepted on the first attempt?   I intend to use this information as an indication of the number people who give up trying to cross the Initial Hurdle and go to the time and expense of getting a professional passport photo taken.
5.  Any other information you have that would assist me in my endeavour to estimate the time wasted because of the Initial Hurdle?
6.  What monitoring is done of the photo section of the online passport renewal system to ensure it is fit for purpose?

19200061 
(PDF, 1MB)

19/20-0076

16/08/2019

[Comms/PR staffing statistics]
1. How many comms / PR staff did  you employ (FTE) for the years ending  June 30 2014 and 2019?
2. How many comms / PR people did  you employ (FTE) on contract for the years ending  June 30 2014 and 2019?
3. How much was your comms/PR budget for the years ending June 30 2014 and 2019?
4. What proportion of the comms/PR  budget was spent on outside comms/PR consultants or contractors?
5. How many media enquiries did you receive for the years ending June 2014 and 2019?
6. What is your target turnaround time for media enquiries?
7. How often did you meet the target response time  last year?
8. What proportion of time did your comms/PR team spend on responding to media enquiries last year?
9. How many live (in person or by phone) media interviews did your  chief do last year?
10. If you have a policy or guidelines on how comms/PR staff should respond to media enquiries, please provide a copy.
11. How  many of your current comms/PR employees are former journalists?
12. What is the range of salaries paid to your comms/PR staff from lowest to highest?

19200076 
(PDF, 1.8MB)

19/20-0007

29/07/2019

[Statistics on overseas marriages and information on forced marriages]
1. Data on the number of marriages that have occurred overseas involving people under the age of 18 that have been registered with Births, Deaths and Marriages since 2009, broken down by year, region, age of parties, country of marriage, nationality of parties.
2.  Information/procedures/policies/reports about how to assess forced and underage marriage given to staff

19200007 
(PDF, 1.4MB)

19/20-0003

29/07/2019

[Data collection on Library computers]
1. Are MAC addresses recorded when using your own device connected to the APNK WiFi?
2. Are keyloggers running on any of the library computers - either internally or remotely?
3. Are any passwords entered on the network recorded?
4. Does the APNK or National Library of New Zealand record browsing history?
5. Does the APNK or National Library of New Zealand share data collected from its users (if it does collect data that is) with other government agencies? EG: Department of Internal Affairs, New Zealand Police, Inland Revenue, Work and Income, New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.
6. Do any government agencies have remote access to watch computers in real time using Remote Frame Buffer protocol (RFB) software such as VNC Viewer or similar?

19200003 
(PDF, 893KB)


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OIA 2122-0582