What qualifies a Registrar General for his Role?

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From: Angela

Kia ora and greetings Department of Internal Affairs,

Based on what criteria was the Registrar General chosen for his role?

What are the qualifications and educational background held by the current Registrar General of New Zealand that make him suitable to carry the responsibility for handling of millions of peoples personal information?

Is the Registrar General required to swear a Public oath?

Is the Registrar General sworn to uphold statute?

Is the Registrar General sworn to uphold the Crimes Act 1961? s240 s111

Is the Registrar General required to have a Fidelity Bond or any other Public Bond?

What is the starting salary package for the Registrar General, including perks, travel perks, accomodation, incentives, and and any increases in salary made during his entire tenure.

In performing his role, what qualifies the Registrar General to receive any salary increases in the performance of his role, and are there any conflicts of interest?

What is the starting salary for the assistant registrar, what is his educational background and how long has he been in his role, what salary does the assistant registrar receive in 2022.

Is the Registrar General a Public servant?

Yours faithfully,


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Tçnâ koe Angela,


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Nâku, nâ


Michelle Reed (she/her)  

Kaitohutohu Ârahi, te Ture Pârongo Ôkawa | Lead Advisor Official

Te Urûngi | Organisational Strategy & Performance

Level 6, 45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |



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Kia ora Angela


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Alysha Stevenson | Advisor Official Correspondence

SDO Branch Development and Support Te Waka Aukaha   

The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua   
7 Waterloo Quay | PO Box 805, Wellington 6143|  [1]www.dia.govt.nz  




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