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