Many Government websites reported down

Many Government websites reported down

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thisquality reports that ANZ Banking is down including New Zealand’s Transport Agency website (Waka Kotahi), and many other Government department websites.

It is not immediately known why the websites are down.

Upon an attempt to load webpages by the Government Transport Agency website, an error reading ‘ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED’ appears. The same for ANZ Banking and other existing domains.

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The ANZ news subdomain website is freely loadable, but no announcements were made relating to the downtime. The ANZ goMoney app can still be used to transact payments as thisquality understands.

A tweet was made questioning why the bank was down. A response was given from the Australian account that they are working on a fix but did not describe exactly what the cause was. New Zealand’s accounts did not make any announcements.

“We’re sorry about this. This has been escalated and hopefully, this will be resolved shortly. We do understand it can be frustrating, rest assured we are working to have this resolved ASAP.”


The Radio Spectrum Management agency reports that scheduled maintenance is set to happen from 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm on Wednesday, March 10. However, most websites have been down since midday New Zealand time for many.

Some users who attempt to connect from certain ISPs reported to thisquality not being able to load the webpages from Government departments.

The following websites were shown as down or offline:

ANZ Banking New Zealand Transport Agency (Waka Kotahi)
New Zealand Companies Office Stats NZ (Business Data)
Consumer Protection
Societies and Trusts The Ministry of Consumer Affairs
Radio Spectrum Management Insolvency and Trustee Service
Financial Service Providers Register New Zealand Petroleum and Minerals
Personal Property Securities Register Fire and Emergency
Government Procurement Solutions Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand
CERT NZ Charities Commission
Chatham Islands Council National Emergency Management Agency
Counties Manukau District Health Board The Ministry of Justice


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