The Department of Internal Affairs says it is expanding its AML Group.
The department is responsible for supervising Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 compliance by lawyers, conveyancers, accountants and bookkeepers.
In the November 2018 issue of its AML/CFT News, the department says an office in Christchurch was recently established to help support its South Island based reporting entities. It has also appointed two Operations Managers for its Wellington and Christchurch teams "and a number of front line regulators and specialist roles across the group".
The newsletter also says the department has published Frequently Asked Questions on its website based on queries received from its reporting entities.