New Zealand Police

The most requested authorities

New Zealand Police includes OFCANZ, the Organised and Financial Crimes Agency.

Important notes before making a request to Police

  • You do not have to fill out another form. If Police respond with a link to another form to fill in, do not fill in that form. Politely remind them that by law they must accept requests in any form. If necessary, point them to the Ombudsman guidance which specifically confirms that requests sent through FYI.org.nz must be accepted.
  • Do not ask for information about yourself. These are against our policies. Instead, use the Request for Personal Information online form on the Police website. If you ignore this instruction, your request here may be hidden.
  • Police often ask for proof of eligibility to make an OIA request.
    • Please state that you reside in New Zealand, if that is true. It is our hope that in time making this statement will be considered sufficient.
    • Please do not send your contact information using FYI.org.nz as it will automatically be published. If you already have, contact us and we will hide it for you. You may have to contact the Police by email or phone to confirm your eligibility.

Contacted directly by Police about your request?

Note that we do not share your contact details with Police. If you are contacted outside FYI.org.nz, please:

  • Discuss your request with them if you feel comfortable doing so. If not, you may ask for correspondence to be through FYI.org.nz.
  • Note in an annotation that you were contacted. Summarise the discussion if possible.
  • Regardless, insist that the formal OIA response be sent to you through FYI.org.nz, to the fyi.org.nz email address from which the original request was sent (see below).

Response received directly?

If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional. You may:

  • Reply to them asking that they re-send the response to the fyi.org.nz email address of the original request. We can provide this if they have lost it. Under OIA s16(2) you can usually insist on this.
  • Let us know in a comment that you received your response bypassing FYI.org.nz.

874 requests
Murder or manslaughter of Vaughan Repia
Response by New Zealand Police to dukeofurl on .
Successful.
Kia ora   Ministerial Services is closed for the Christmas break, we will be back on 6 January 2020.     Renee  
Hi Sophie I don't believe all the cameras are listed. My wife or I have been ticketed in Abbots Way, Remuera: Red Beach Rd, Red Beach and Brightsid...
Dear Siqi  Please find the attached response. Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters  ===================================...
Structure charts
Request to New Zealand Police by Grant Carroll. Annotated by James Scott on .
Partially successful.
Good Gosh what a ball ache this has been.
Kia ora Ian Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request. Ngā  mihi Ministerial Services Police National...
Dear Amy FERGUSON   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 22/10/2019 in which you requested; Please provide me with a...
Waitemata Police Asian Reference Group
Response by New Zealand Police to john luke on .
Successful.
Mr Luke   Please find attached Police response to your request for information regarding the Waitemata District: Strategic Ethnic Advisory Board....
Tactical options animal data
Response by New Zealand Police to Emmy Rākete on .
Successful.
Kia ora Emmy   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Kind regards   Ministerial Services...
ANPR (Automated number plate recognition) usage
Response by New Zealand Police to Nick Bolton on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Nick   Please find attached the reply to your correspondence of 04 November 2019.   Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ =========...
Off duty police powers
Response by New Zealand Police to Daniel Thomas on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Thomas   Please find attached our response to your OIA request.   Kind regards Ministerial Services =================================...
Operation Faga
Response by New Zealand Police to Mr Brailsford on .
Partially successful.
Dear Mr Brailsford   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official information Act request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNH...
Police on Social Media
Request to New Zealand Police by Ian McDonald. Annotated by Ian McDonald on .
Partially successful.
No, so we dont know what that is. It may have to be done on a separate request. If you are going to do one, let me know. Feel free to use and modify my...
NZSAS Christchurch Attack
Response by New Zealand Police to pryce payne on .
Successful.
Hello Pryce I have been asked to send the attached response. Kind regards, Ministerial Services PNHQ ============================================...
Dear Matt   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Kind regards   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Officer Ministeri...
National Gang List
Response by New Zealand Police to Sam Mellor on .
Successful.
Dear Mr Mellor   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official information Act request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ...
Use of police helicopter "rotor wash"
Response by New Zealand Police to Emmy Rākete on .
Successful.
Dear Ms Rakete,   Please find attached our response to your OIA request.   Kind regards, Ministerial Services =============================...
How many guns relinquished
Response by New Zealand Police to Blair Jackson on .
Successful.
Dear Blair   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Ngā mihi   Hannah Wright-McCarthy M...
Total number of drones used in New Zealand for any purpose
Response by New Zealand Police to Amy Ferguson on .
Partially successful.
Dear Ms Ferguson   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official information Act request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services PNHQ...
Arrests made on school grounds
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Awaiting classification.
Good afternoon   I have been asked to forward the attached response to your request for information to you.   Ngā mihi   Ministerial Services...
"Use of force and Police dogs" chapter of the Police manual
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
Kia ora Lee, Thank you for you apology, I appreciate it. It would be great if, in the future, Police's responses to requests for official informati...
Swipe card record in relation to the death of Samuel Jacob Fischer
Request to New Zealand Police by Mr Wild. Annotated by Mr Wild on .
Successful.
The information from this request verifies the limited scene of death investigations undertaken by NZ police. More detailed scene of death informati...
  Raewyn Thomson Ministerial Services Advisor | Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [1][email address]  Police National Headquarters, 180...
Dear Joanna   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police Nati...
Dogs shot by NZ police officers in last 5 years
Request to New Zealand Police by Alan Johnstone. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Successful.
You may be interested to know that NZ Police have recently released more information regarding their use of force against animals. This includes the nu...
Dear Alex   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Kind regards   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Officer Ministeri...

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