Department of Internal Affairs / Te Tari Taiwhenua
- 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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