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Ministerial portfolio

Internal Affairs

Minister of Internal Affairs
Current Minister:
Hon Jan Tinetti

Responsibilities include passports, citizenship, births, deaths and marriages, National Library and Archives New Zealand, regulation of gambling, censorship, fire services, and setting the policy direction for all-of-government ICT.


Department of Internal Affairs

Crown entities: 

Fire and Emergency New Zealand
New Zealand Lotteries Commission1
Office of Film and Literature Classification

PFA schedule organisations: 

New Zealand Lottery Grants Board (Schedule 4)

Other organisations: 

Archives Council
Film and Literature Board of Review
Gambling Commission
Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library
Library and Information Advisory Commission


Vote Internal Affairs


Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995
Boxing and Wrestling Act 1981
Citizenship Act 1977
Citizenship (Western Samoa) Act 1982
Commissions of Inquiry Act 1908
Commonwealth Games Symbol Protection Act 1974
Electronic Identity Verification Act 2012
Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993
Fire and Emergency New Zealand Act 2017
Gambling Act 2003
Identity Information Confirmation Act 2012
Inquiries Act 2013
National Library of New Zealand (Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa) Act 2003
Official Appointments and Documents Act 1919
Passports Act 1992
Public Lending Right for New Zealand Authors Act 2008
Public Records Act 2005
Time Act 1974

1 The New Zealand Lotteries Commission is monitored by The Treasury.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 9 December 2020

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