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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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Helping business combat money laundering and terrorism financing

The Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act comes in to full force on 30 June 2013, with implications for some businesses.

Information for affected businesses

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Fire Service Review

The functions and funding of New Zealand’s fire services are reviewed in a report released on 7 February 2013.

Read the Report of the Fire Review Panel

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