Our websites

We maintain and administer a wide range of websites that include public information, independent agency and all-of-government websites.

See also: Our social media sites

Corporate information




Internal Affairs - Te Tari Taiwhenua


Information about the work of the Department of Internal Affairs and its principal services via the web. This multi-agency website includes direct URLs to many services sections.

Current vacancies


List of job vacancies at Internal Affairs (sign in to apply).


Internal Affairs services and information




Births, deaths and marriages - Whanautanga, matenga, marenatanga


All BDM service information is now part of www.govt.nz.

BDM online


Acts as a landing page for historical and non-historical records. Includes the non-historical section where users can login via i-Govt and order records.

Birth, Death and Marriage Historical Records


This site allows users to search and order historical records without being issued with an igovt ID.

Charities Services


Information website for Charities Services, giving the public an overview of its role. Includes the Charities register, where charities can register, view and update their details.

Citizenship Education


For students and teachers to explore the concept of New Zealand citizenship – what New Zealand citizenship means and the rights and responsibilities it confers.

Community Matters


Lottery Grants distribution committee and Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) grants can be applied for from this website.

Censorship compliance


Enforcement of censorship regulation. Presents information about what the agency does.

Dog Safety


This is an information sharing resource on how to be safe around dogs.

Electronic Monitoring System


Information about the part of the gambling compliance service that regulates pokie machines.

Financial Integrity (anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism) www.dia.govt.nz/Anti-money-laundering-and-countering-financing-of-terrorism Information for the Department's reporting entities under the AML/CFT regime.

Gambling compliance


Administer and enforce casino and non-casino gambling regulation in New Zealand.

Identity services online


Authenticated users can login and add identity records

Identity theft - What is identity theft?


Information for people who may have had their identity stolen.

Local Councils New Zealand


This website is aimed at providing more accessible information for people to participate in their local processes.

Passports | Uruwhenua Aotearoa


Public information website about New Zealand passports.

Rates Rebate Scheme


Informational site for people that want to find out about the rates rebate scheme

Single Transferable Vote


Explains Single Transferable Vote or STV voting system.

Spam compliance


The Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 (the Act) prohibits electronic spam with a New Zealand link (i.e. messages sent to, from, or within New Zealand). The Act refers to spam as 'unsolicited commercial electronic messages'.

Spam Mobi Site


Mobile website for lodging TXT spam complaints.

The Office of Ethnic Communities


This website celebrates New Zealand and its ethnic communities. Ethnic people and their families are part of New Zealand's national identity and support our nation's economic transformation.

Translation Service - Te Putahi Whakawhiti Reo


The Translation Service provides professional translation services to businesses, central and local government, education providers and private individuals.


All-of-Government websites




All Government


Directory and search across all of the New Zealand government agencies and services.

Beehive - The official website of the New Zealand Government


This web site is the main portal used by the Government of the day to communicate with the Public.  It is of particular interest to reporters and politically minded people.

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust


The information on this site is provided to help people learn about the function of the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust, its role in the ongoing recovery effort for the Canterbury region and to provide details of how the money raised by the appeal is being spent.

Common web platform


Information about the Common Web Platform, all-of-government website product, and guidance for those that are using it.

Data online


Directory of publicly-available, non-personal New Zealand government held datasets.

Digital government


Online source of information, tools and guidance to support digital transformation across the public sector.

E-government Shared Workspace Logon


148 live workspaces. There are more than 7,000 active users who authenticate via the igovt logon service from any computer.  Membership is not limited to Public Sector employees, i.e. there are a great number of independent contractors or private organisation employees

Gambling Commission


Corporate information on the Gambling Commission.

Government domain name (.govt.nz) registrar


Government organisations should use a .govt.nz domain as their primary domain for websites and email. This gives the public confidence in the trust and integrity of communications from government.

Information and Communications Technology


Information about ICT Functional Leadership across government.



The purpose of the website is to provide job seekers with access to job vacancies available within the New Zealand State Sector.

Local Government Commission


The Local Government Commission is an independent statutory body. They make decisions on the structure and representation requirements of local government in New Zealand.

New Zealand Gazette - Te Kahiti o Aotearoa www.gazette.govt.nz The official newspaper of the New Zealand Government.  It is divided into commercial and government notices, covering business proceedings, bankruptcies, land transfer notices, departmental and parliamentary notices.

Public Sector Intranet


The Public Sector Intranet (PSI) is the easiest and most cost effective way to communicate across all agencies in the NZ public sector. It consists of a secure website that only government employees may use and contribute to, and purpose-built tools for sharing our work-related information.

RealMe www.realme.govt.nz This website for the RealMe identity verification service. It provides information about the services and contact details if help is required.

Royal Commission in to Canterbury Earthquakes


The Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission of inquiry will report on the causes of building failure as a result of the earthquakes as well as the legal and best-practice requirements for buildings in New Zealand Central Business Districts. The inquiry began in May 2011.

Royal Commission in to Canterbury Earthquakes - Public Hearings


Sub site of main Canterbury RC site - used to provide access to streaming video and YouTube archive.

Royal Commission in to the Pike River Coal Mine Tragedy


The inquiry will examine and report on the causes of the explosions at the mine and subsequent loss of life, and all aspects of the safety regulatory regime and rescue operations at the mine.

Web Toolkit


Provides guidance, tips, and strategic advice on how to effectively use the online channel. It has a blog which provides information on topics relevant to government web and communications teams, including all-of-govt projects.


Archives New Zealand websites




Archives New Zealand


Archives New Zealand's primary website.

Archives New Zealand Library


DIA's (internal) online library catalogue where you can search through our collection of books and periodicals concerning conservation, archiving and recordkeeping.



Archives New Zealand's online finding aid.

Audio Visual Archives


Online finding aid for core National Film Unit (NFU) collection. Information on Archives New Zealand's preservation work and the history and life of the NFU.

Online regional exhibitions


This website highlights items from the collections of Archives New Zealand. Currently galleries from the Christchurch and Dunedin Regional Offices are available through this gateway, with galleries from other Offices to be added in the future.

Public Records Act 2005 Audit Self-Assessment tool


Online self-assessment tool specifically for government agencies being audited by Archives New Zealand under section 33 of the Public Records Act 2005.

Records Toolkit www.records.archives.govt.nz Archives New Zealand’s guidance on information and records management

The Community Archive


The Community Archive is a hub for New Zealand’s archival organisations to showcase their collections. It is a free, easy to use mini archive management system supported by Archives New Zealand.

War Art


War Art Online provides access to digitised versions of the National War Art Collection, which is a diverse collection of about 1,500 artworks covering major conflicts involving New Zealanders from World War One onwards.


National Library websites




National Library


Main website for the National Library of New Zealand. 



AnyQuestions is a service for New Zealand children to get help with homework questions from librarians.

Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa


Collaborative service which provides free access to broadband internet and computing equipment.

Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives


Collaborative digitisation venture funded by National Library and other organisations. Contains digitised reports from selected volumes of the Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives.



DigitalNZ is a metadata aggregation service and provides public APIs for developers to interface with the service.

Digital Preservation Programme digitalpreservation.natlib.govt.nz
Website for the Preservation Research and Consultancy team in the National Library of New Zealand.



Collaborative electronic purchasing consortium.

Kiwi Research Information Service


The Kiwi Research Information Service is a gateway to the open-access research documents produced at universities, polytechnics, and other research institutions throughout New Zealand.

Living heritage


Where young people celebrate New Zealand's heritage and taonga. Collaborative project with 2020 Communications Trust and The Learning Centre Trust of New Zealand.

Manuscripts and Pictorial Collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library


Contains digitised Manuscripts and Pictorial collections of the Alexander Turnbull Library, including 100,000 pages from the papers of Sir Donald McLean and more than 70,000 New Zealand and Pacific images.

NZ cartoon archive


Provides information about the NZ cartoon archive which is ran out of the Turnbull Library

Papers Past


Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes publications from all regions of New Zealand.

Services to schools


Online service channel for Services to Schools. Includes resources for teachers, blogs, online communities and professional development courses.