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28/10/2022 -: Review proposes significant changes to strengthen local government system
20/10/2022 -: Lower Hutt man faces illegal gambling and money laundering charges
23/09/2022 -: Te Tari Taiwhenua and the Australian Federal Police celebrate cross-agency collaboration
22/09/2022 -: New website provides easy access to information about pokie grants distribution
21/09/2022 -: DIA pilots new Identity Check service to provide Kiwis with easier, more secure access to services
20/09/2022 -: Parliament to host public screening of State Memorial Service
20/09/2022 -: Ka hautūhia e te Pāremata he whakaaturanga tūmatanui o te Whakamaharatanga ā-Motu
09/09/2022 -: New Zealand passports still valid following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
06/09/2022 -: DIA strengthens international partnership to combat online child sexual exploitation and abuse
02/09/2022 -: Report recommends Crown resume collection of iwi data
22/08/2022 -: Internal Affairs to introduce new Civil Registration system in 2024
16/08/2022 -: Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust funding round now open
08/08/2022 -: Applications open for funded international study through Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships
26/07/2022 -: Former club treasurer in Whakatāne convicted and sentenced for misappropriation of pokie grant funds
21/07/2022 -: Bold changes signalled for Local Government
18/07/2022 -: Appeal dismissed in NZ’s first criminal prosecution under Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act
15/06/2022 -: Nelson man sentenced to 26 months imprisonment for possessing child sexual exploitation and bestiality material
13/06/2022 -: New Zealanders invited to kōrero about the future for local government
10/06/2022 -: Self-identification on birth certificates and registering gender for overseas born: consultation open
08/06/2022 -: New Zealand and Australia collaborate in fight against spam and scam messages
03/06/2022 -: DIA prosecutes two in relation to forged security ID
02/06/2022 -: Napier man sentenced to 5 years and 5 months for possessing and distributing child exploitation material
25/05/2022 -: Foxton man sentenced to 4 years for creating and distributing child sexual exploitation material
11/05/2022 -: He aha te iwi o tō pēpē? Should the Crown collect iwi affiliation data?
12/04/2022 -: Young New Zealanders encouraged to Get Vocal in Your Local
28/03/2022 -: New DIA Executive Director to focus on working with iwi and Māori
02/03/2022 -: New Zealand led international operation into online child sexual abuse material leads to 46 arrests across New Zealand
02/03/2022 -: New executive director to lead the Review into the Future for Local Government
23/02/2022 -: New executive directors to join the Three Waters reform programme
23/02/2022 -: New Board appointed to support delivery of new water services entities

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