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DIA / Department of Internal Affairs stories

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Government births, deaths and marriages IT project halted
Fri, 22nd Dec 2023
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microsoft
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RNZ understands multiple deadlines have been missed after officials tried to buy an off-the-shelf system and customise it.
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RAD project marks impressive 2023 with donations & accolades
Mon, 4th Dec 2023
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it training
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In 2023, the Recycle A Device (RAD) project achieved remarkable milestones, including donating 2,374 laptops and winning notable accolades.
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Potential job creation of planned NZ data centres not known
Tue, 29th Nov 2022
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bi
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big data
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edge data centre
Government agency not researching job creation in planned data centres, despite meeting requests from companies.
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Identity Check online system pilot launched despite gaps over privacy, rights
Tue, 22nd Nov 2022
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surveillance
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privacy
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ministry of social development
Government's online identity check system raises concerns over human rights, ethics, and Māori engagement. Nationwide pilot underway.
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Catalyst Cloud awarded NZ all-of-government contract
Fri, 4th Mar 2022
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colocation
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cloud services
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New Zealand cloud provider Catalyst Cloud has been awarded an All-of-Government Cloud Framework Agreement with Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs.
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Katana announces expansion and release on DIA marketplace
Thu, 27th Jan 2022
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cloud services
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web development
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domain names
Katana releases managed DMARC implementation service on Department of Internal Affairs Marketplace, giving government organisations access to email protection.
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Investigation: The NZ Govt is weakening its grip on nuisance spam
Thu, 16th Dec 2021
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digital marketing
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email
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government
Spam enforcement in New Zealand has decreased significantly, prompting calls for a review of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act (UEMA).
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DIA accused of being soft on vendor who delivered faulty software
Mon, 30th Aug 2021
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compliance
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dia
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money laundering
Documents released under the OIA reveal degraded intelligence systems at the Department of Internal Affairs, risking data integrity.
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Internal Affairs' intelligence and investigation system panned
Mon, 14th Jun 2021
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The Department of Internal Affairs has given up on running a single investigation and intelligence system after years of trying to set one up. .
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Workbridges launches digital platform for disabled business owners
Fri, 4th Dec 2020
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accessibility
Department of Internal Affairs and Workbridge launch pilot programme to support disabled small business owners' digital growth.
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Victoria University to launch digital services micro course
Fri, 31st Jan 2020
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micro-credentials
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government
Victoria Uni and DIA partner to boost NZ digital service inclusivity with new course.
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Digital divide most impacts Kiwis in social housing & the disabled
Fri, 29th Nov 2019
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dia
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digital divide
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Digital gap strikes NZ's vulnerable, as only 69% in social housing and 83% with disabilities get online.
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DIA to access info about .nz domain names
Mon, 26th Nov 2018
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nz
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The information-sharing agreement aims to prevent and minimise behaviours that threaten a safe, secure and trusted .nz online environment.
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Government agencies welcome first 15 GovTech Talent grads
Thu, 9th Feb 2017
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govtech
GovTech Talent Graduate Programme lauds new talent as 15 aspiring tech gurus join British government to drive digital transformation.
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Internal Affairs brings in HPE for govt transformation
Wed, 1st Feb 2017
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cloud services
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digital transformation
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government
HPE partners with New Zealand government in pan-government agreement to support digital transformation and cloud adoption.
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More of NZ's digital content to become freely available
Mon, 28th Nov 2016
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digitalnz
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national library of new zealand
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dia
Kiwis gain free access to a treasure trove of digital content through the pioneering open-source tool, Supplejack, in a national collaborative effort.
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NZ Govt signs on with SAP to bring HR to the cloud
Tue, 8th Nov 2016
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cloud services
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payroll systems
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hcm
The New Zealand Government is set to save $5 million over a five-year period, after a partnership with SAP New Zealand was signed last week.
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Finalists line up in New Zealand iSanz information security awards
Thu, 20th Oct 2016
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cybersecurity
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netsafe
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pwc
Kiwi companies big and small are in the running for New Zealand's top infosec awards. And the iSanz finalists are...
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Govt makes improvements to online passport service
Wed, 12th Oct 2016
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government
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dia
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passports
Since the start of the year nearly every month has seen an increase in the number of passport applications made online.
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Oracle inks major NZ Government deal
Wed, 17th Aug 2016
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government
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dia
The agreement, which closely aligns with the Government’s ICT Strategy, allows NZ's government agencies to make use of Oracle's Cloud services.
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Fight against spam now a global effort
Wed, 15th Jun 2016
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spam
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dia
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cyber attacks
Enforcement agencies from around the world including New Zealand have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to fight against spam.
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Government focuses on domain name security
Wed, 1st Jun 2016
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cybersecurity
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dia
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nzrs
UK Gov strengthens online defences, ensuring domain name security and bolstering public confidence in official websites.
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Scammers targeting Government call centres
Thu, 21st Apr 2016
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contact centre
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email security
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cybersecurity
The warning comes after several Government contact centre operators received calls from overseas callers pestering them for information about staff.
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Online baby registrations proves a hit for Internal Affairs
Thu, 31st Mar 2016
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government
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dia
The 50,000th online birth registration has been recorded by the Department on Internal Affairs since online registration went live a year ago.