Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua

Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua
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  • Internal Affairs manages passports, citizenship, name changes, births, deaths, marriages, civil-union registration and certificates.
  • Gives grants, and supports charities.
  • Enforces anti-spam law, oversees censorship and gambling, counters money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
  • Supports local government and links ethnic communities with government.
  • Stores and manages NZ’s archives and library collections.
  • Leads government’s ICT strategy.

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