MEDIA RELEASE – DIA & SkyCity reach settlement agreement for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism breaches

MEDIA RELEASE 21 May 2024 DIA & SkyCity reach settlement agreement for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism breaches A settlement has been reached between the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), and SkyCity Casino Management Limited (SkyCity) regarding DIA’s civil proceedings against SkyCity for breaching its Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

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Media Release: Formal warning issued to PSB for non-compliance with AML/CFT Act

Media Release: Formal warning issued to PSB for non-compliance with AML/CFT Act Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), has issued a formal warning to lawyer Peter S Brinsley (PSB) under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act). Mr Brinsley failed to meet AML/CFT obligations relating to the establishment,

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Media Release: Enforceable undertaking issued to ABC Accounting Services Limited after continued non-compliance

MEDIA RELEASE 18 April 2024 Enforceable undertaking issued to ABC Accounting Services Limited after continued non-compliance. The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has accepted an enforceable undertaking agreement from ABC Accounting Services Limited (ABC) under section 81 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (AML/CFT Act). An enforceable undertaking is an

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MEDIA RELEASE – Christchurch publican pleads guilty after misappropriation of over $180,000 in grant funding

MEDIA RELEASE 9 April 2024 Christchurch publican pleads guilty after misappropriation of over $180,000 in grant funding Christchurch man, Mark Cini, (59), has pled guilty to 39 charges related to the theft of over $180,000 in class 4 gambling grant funds derived from ‘pokie’ machines, following an investigation by Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs

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MEDIA RELEASE – Scam reporting down 80% after operation led by DIA busts New Zealand scammers

MEDIA RELEASE 2 March 2024 Scam reporting down 80% after operation led by DIA busts New Zealand scammers Te Tari Taiwhenua, Department of Internal Affairs (DIA), reveals that scam reporting is down by 80% after commencing an operation against a criminal network of text message phishing scammers, as shown in the 2023 Digital Messaging Transparency

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Media Advisory: 2023 Digital Violent Extremism Transparency Report released

Media Advisory 26 March 2024 2023 Digital Violent Extremism Transparency Report released Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) has released its annual Digital Violent Extremism Transparency Report for 2023. This report will help the New Zealand public to better understand how DIA works to identify and address online violent extremism by providing an

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