Monday, 24 September 2012
Daylight saving starts this weekend
New Zealand daylight saving begins next Sunday, 30 September 2012, when clocks go forward an hour at 2.00 am to become 3.00 am.
Friday, 7 September 2012
Spammers hijack NZ company identities
Foreign spammers are hijacking New Zealand finance company identities in offering jobs for payment protection agents, Internal Affairs warned today.
Friday, 27 July 2012
Gaming machines down, expenditure up
Figures released by the Department of Internal Affairs show that in the year ended 30 June 2012 the number of gaming machines in the country’s 1400 pubs and clubs decreased by 366 or 2 per cent from 18,309 to 17,943, venues declined by 1.5 per cent from 1421 to 1400 and there were 361 licence holders compared with 364 a year earlier.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Gaming machines shut down
Gaming machines operated by Grassroots Trust in 21 pubs* will shut down for 16 days after the society failed to comply with gambling laws.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
International operation targets child sexual abuse traders
A global operation sparked by the Department of Internal Affairs and spanning 20 countries has targeted 55 key suspects in the worldwide distribution of child sexual abuse pictures.
Friday, 27 April 2012
Pokie expenditure drops in first quarter
Gaming machine expenditure in the country’s 1400 pubs and clubs in the first three months of 2012 was almost 8 per cent down on the last three months of 2011, continuing the trend that occurs over summer.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Reminder: Daylight saving ends on Sunday
New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday, 1 April 2012, when 3.00am becomes 2.00am.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Pending prosecution was no deterrent to continued offending
A 26-year-old unemployed man continued to distribute objectionable pictures on the Internet even though he knew he was facing two other prosecutions.
Friday, 11 November 2011
Charges laid over gambling society grant
Two Hawke's Bay men appeared in the Napier District Court [yesterday] on fraud charges laid by the Department of Internal Affairs over a gaming machine grant paid by Hastings-based gambling society, the Infinity Foundation Limited, to a Napier organisation in May 2009.
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Faxes now captured by anti-spam law
From tomorrow (20 October) unsolicited commercial faxes will count as spam.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Pokie operator bows out
Dunedin-based gambling society, Caversham Foundation Limited, has surrendered its gaming machine operator's licence.
Tuesday, 20 September 2011
Reminder: Daylight saving starts this weekend
New Zealand daylight saving begins next Sunday, 25 September 2011, when clocks go forward an hour at 2.00 am to become 3.00 am.
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
More High Court action against alleged spammer
The Department of Internal Affairs’ Anti-Spam Compliance Unit is taking further High Court action against an alleged spammer, seeking financial penalties of $200,000 against the company principal and $500,000 against his company.
Friday, 9 September 2011
Running a RWC sweepstake?
With the Rugby World Cup tournament about to kick off the Department of Internal Affairs has issued a reminder about the rules for running a sweep.
Monday, 5 September 2011
Watch the time, rugby fans!
Fans attending or watching a television broadcast of three Rugby World Cup matches on Sunday 25 September could miss the kickoff if they forget to adjust their watches the night before.
Thursday, 1 September 2011
New anti-money laundering code sets standard for customer ID checks
Customers of financial institutions and casinos can expect more stringent identity checks in the lead up to 30 June 2013 when anti-money laundering legislation comes fully into force.
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Department swoops on illegal poker
Gambling Inspectors from Internal Affairs and Police Officers uncovered a potentially illegal poker tournament being run at a Hamilton tavern on Sunday afternoon (24.07.2011).
Monday, 25 July 2011
Gaming machine spend lifts again
Friday, 22 July 2011
Beware of RWC scams
The Department of Internal Affairs’ Anti-Spam Compliance Unit is warning the public to be vigilant when opening emails or SMS messages during the run-up to the Rugby World Cup 2011.
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Impact of anti-spam law being surveyed
Internal Affairs’ Anti-Spam Compliance Unit is conducting a survey to gauge the impact of the four-year-old Unsolicited Electronic Messages (UEM) Act and incoming spam on New Zealand businesses and individuals.
Friday, 24 June 2011
Fire Service congratulated on Public Sector excellence awards
Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has congratulated the New Zealand Fire Service for their awards at the IPANZ Public Sector Excellence Awards last night.
Migrant businesswomen blaze an inspirational trail
As a refugee from Burundi, Odetta Ntezicimpa, spent five years in refugee camps before arriving in New Zealand, fluent in three languages but finding English a struggle.
Thursday, 9 June 2011
Dunne welcomes gambling services value-for-money review
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed a Health Ministry Value-for-Money Review of problem gambling services that found they were innovative, well designed and with good coverage of the most at-risk groups.
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Nomination deadline for new Poet Laureate
Nominations for one of the most prestigious honours in New Zealand literature, the post of New Zealand Poet Laureate are due at the National Library by June 17.
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Anti-Spam team joins Twitter
The Department of Internal Affairs’ Anti-Spam Compliance Unit has established a Twitter profile – AntiSpamInfoNZ – to alert the public and New Zealand businesses to the latest scams and inform them of its work.
Friday, 29 April 2011
PlayStation scam warning
The Department of Internal Affairs’ Anti-Spam Compliance Unit is warning people they could be targeted by scammers following the theft of personal details on Sony’s PlayStation Network by hackers.
Wednesday, 27 April 2011
Gaming machine expenditure spend lifts
Gaming machine expenditure in the country’s 1400 pubs and clubs has staged a small recovery in the first three months of 2011 compared with the same time last year.
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Ethnic Affairs Conference: Increasing visibility
A major ethnic affairs conference in Wellington will discuss ways in which ethnic people can improve their chance of being heard by decision makers and increase their sustainability in to the future.
Monday, 28 March 2011
Daylight saving ends on Sunday
New Zealand Daylight Saving will end next Sunday 3 April 2011 when 3.00am becomes 2.00am.
Friday, 18 February 2011
High Court action against alleged spammer
The Department of Internal Affairs’ Anti-Spam Compliance Unit is again taking High Court action against an alleged spammer, seeking financial penalties of $200,000 against the company principal and $500,000 against his company.