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Purpose and Values

Supporting Community, Identity and Government since 1840.

Our Purpose
The Department of Internal Affairs works to:

  • safeguard and strengthen communities
  • support executive and local government
  • provide New Zealanders with records of personal identity
  • ensure gaming is fair, legal and honest.

Our Values
The people of the Department of Internal Affairs affirm that:
  • We are committed to providing high-quality service to our customers.
  • We are committed to meeting our obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • We value and respect our diverse cultures.
  • We listen and talk to each other, to our clients and to our customers frequently, honestly and openly.
  • We encourage innovation, flair and excellence.
  • We respect and trust each other, and prize integrity and courage.
  • We are committed to equality of opportunity in the recruitment, employment and development of people.
  • We support and challenge staff to continuously learn and to develop their individual talents.
  • We value co-operative achievement through teams.
  • We have fun and celebrate our successes.

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Last updated: 28/11/2002