The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation



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Spam is the generic term for the commercial email, fax, and mobile/smart phone text (TXT) and image-based messages you receive without having requested them.

Businesses and individuals can complain to us about spam. We may investigate these complaints and take action where necessary.

Complain about spam


Internal Affairs’ Electronic Messaging Compliance Unit is a key partner of New Zealand Government's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT NZ). CERT NZ is the first port of call for reporting a cyber security problem:

Go to the CERT NZ website