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The Department of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

 

Vision and purpose

Our vision

The Department of Internal Affairs is a recognised leader in public service – known for innovation, essential to New Zealand, and trusted to deliver.

Our purpose

The Department of Internal Affairs serves and connects people, communities and government to build a safe, prosperous and respected nation.

Areas of focus

We support people so they can:

  • contribute to the success and resilience of their communities; and
  • enjoy the benefits of living and participating in a prosperous and inclusive New Zealand

We support the State Sector to:

  • deliver services that foster a prosperous and inclusive New Zealand; and
  • ensure New Zealand's government is trusted and respected

See also our Department's workplace principles. See our Corporate publications.