Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs is home to a range of services supporting government, communities and citizenship. This includes: the storage, preservation, and conservation of knowledge, information, heritage collections and taonga through the National Library of New Zealand and Archives New Zealand, the development and implementation of the government’s ICT Strategy, preparation for, response to and recovering from disasters through the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management. the policy development including Local Government and community, gambling, racing, censorship and identity management, the management of regulatory and compliance operations such as Anti-spam, censorship, gambling, intelligence, anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism, the management and delivery of passports, citizenship operations, births, deaths and marriages, civil unions, name changes and related services.

Others areas include: the Office of Ethnic Affairs, the Lottery Grants Board and its committees, the Community Organisation Grants Scheme (COGS) and other Crown Funding Schemes.