The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation


What's newLocal Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009 Passed

Information relating to the Act (October 2009):

More Cabinet papers related to this legislation can be viewed at: Government Decisions in Response to the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance
  • Cabinet paper 'Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill: Roles and Functions of Local Boards and Relationship with Auckland Council' (1.2mb)* - This is the advice to Cabinet from the Minister of Local Government.
  • Cabinet minute 'Local Government (Auckland Council) Bill: Roles and Functions of Local Boards and Relationship with Auckland Council' (224k)* - This is the decision made by Cabinet in response to the Minister's paper.
    • Three Waters Reform Programme

      [2/08/2022 12:54:21 PM]

    • maori wards

      Public consultation is now open on proposed changes for aligning the processes for Māori wards and constituencies with general wards and constituencies. Consultation closes on 27 August 2021. [28/07/2022 11:10:17 AM]

    • 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. [14/07/2022 5:00:17 PM]

    • COVID-19

      Information about DIA's services. The health and safety of our people and our customers is our priority. [1/07/2022 12:21:51 PM]

    • 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. [10/06/2022 10:05:50 AM]

    • 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. [10/06/2022 8:55:51 AM]

    • 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. [26/05/2022 9:50:38 AM]

    • long term insights briefing

      [20/05/2022 2:27:51 PM]

    • Annual Reports

      Department of Internal Affairs Annual Reports in digital, and downloadable PDF versions, including Pūrongo Ā Tau - Annual Report 2019. [19/05/2022 12:29:49 PM]

    • 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. [22/12/2021 5:44:05 PM]

    • Briefings to Incoming Ministers

      Briefing papers for the incoming Government, and thei ncoming Minister of Internal Affairs. [1/11/2021 12:23:59 PM]

    • 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. [14/06/2021 9:55:11 AM]

    • Gaming Statistics

      Gaming expenditure statistics, machine numbers, society numbers, percentage of machines by society. [28/04/2021 3:47:59 PM]

    • Gaming Machine Proceeds (GMP) Data

      Gambling statistics provided by the Department of Internal Affairs. [24/11/2020 11:22:31 AM]

    • 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. [9/11/2020 2:41:56 PM]

    • 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 PM]

    • 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 AM]

    • Ministers credit card expenses

      [24/05/2019 12:13:50 PM]