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The Department of Internal Affairs

Te Tari Taiwhenua

Building a safe, prosperous and respected nation

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Need to renew your passport?

The easiest way to renew your New Zealand passport is to apply online, you won't need to print off forms, mail us anything or visit a Passport office.

Find out how to renew your passport online

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Better Local Government

Part of the Government’s programme for improving efficiency and effectiveness in local government has been enacted with legislation passed on 5 December.

More information

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Document Verification Guide

Quick and easy tips for customer services staff on how to check the authenticity of commonly used identity documents.

Download the guide (.PDF) 2.7MB

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New Zealand Gazette On-Line

Issues of the New Zealand Gazette and a searchable database of individual Gazette notices is updated weekly on our website.

Go to New Zealand Gazette On-Line

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Government Web Toolkit

Guidance, tips and strategic advice to New Zealand government agencies on how to effectively use the online channel.

Dip into the Government Web Toolkit

New Zealand Government Web Toolkit - The Web Toolkit replaces the old Web Standards website. It provides guidance, tips, and strategic advice on how to effectively use the online channel.