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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

843 requests
The denial of this request was refused on the basis of semantics on what is deemed policy and procedures 'specific' to scene of death investigation of...
Gender of officers involved in pursuits 2011-2018
Response by New Zealand Police to Peter Robinson on .
Information not held.
Dear Mr Robinson Please find attached a response to your request of 5 January 2019. Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters...
Dear Matthew Theunissen   Please find the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police National He...
Dear Stuart Yeates,   Please see attached letter in response to request 07/08/2019.   Regards,   Counties Manukau Police         ==========...
Pursuit kilometres travelled
Response by New Zealand Police to Mike Button on .
Refused.
Dear Mr Button,   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official information Act request.  Kind regards, Ministerial Services PNHQ...
Cost of Operation Nortiate
Response by New Zealand Police to Sara Stokes on .
Information not held.
Hi Sara Please refer to attached letter in response to your request.       Regards Sarah Support Officer Northland File Management Centr...
Hello Ingar   I have been asked to send the attached response.   Regards,   Ministerial Services Police NationalHeadquarters   ======...
Dear Peter   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Ngā mihi   Hannah Wright-McCarthy M...
Ihumātao related Police Expenditure
Response by New Zealand Police to Mr Brailsford on .
Refused.
Good morning,   Please see attached response to your request for information dated 27/08/2019.   Kind regards,   Counties Manukau Records  ...
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police E: [2][email address]  P...
Wrongful Convictions
Response by New Zealand Police to Ross Francis on .
Refused.
Morning Ross,   Please find a letter in relation to your request attached.   Kind regards,   Rachel   Canterbury OIA Team Leader | File Managem...
Donut Runs
Response by New Zealand Police to Jo on .
Refused.
Good afternoon   I can confirm that this information is not held for any period.   Nga mihi   Ministerial Services -----Jo <[FOI #10660 email]>...
Road Checkpoint Incident
Response by New Zealand Police to C Fuller on .
Awaiting classification.
Dear Mr/Ms C Fuller,   Thank you for your email.   I can confirm that Police has charged the individual concerned in relation to the incident.  Ho...
Kia ora Hugh   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Ng ā mihi   Ministerial Services...
Information regarding a recent campaign
Response by New Zealand Police to Hugh Davenport on .
Refused.
Mr Hugh Davenport, Please find attached an additional response to IR-01-19-16905.       Regards, Perry Dinnan                             ...
Sent to the Ombudsman: https://fyi.org.nz/request/10241-information-about-a-vehicle-pursuit-and-firearms-discharged-by-police-officers I had made a...
OIA response time statistics
Request to New Zealand Police by J Devere. Annotated by J Devere on .
Refused.
Ombudsman complaint made - it is really unlikely that the information requested is not contained in the database.
Senior officer under investigation
Request to New Zealand Police by J Devere. Annotated by J Devere on .
Refused.
Complaint made to the Ombudsman about the refusal grounds.
Dear Hugh I refer to your request of 2 May 2019 as below. Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982. Ngā mihi...
Stolen cars from New Zealand exported overseas
Response by New Zealand Police to Shahil S on .
Information not held.
Dear Shahil   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Our sincere apologies for the delay in s...
Snapshot police cell occupancy
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Refused.
Dear Ti  Apologies, for the delay in providing the below response. kind regards Ministerial Services From:  WRIGHT-MCCARTHY, Hannah Sent:  Tuesd...
More information about traffic stop
Response by New Zealand Police to Andrew Crow on .
Refused.
  Good afternoon,         I refer to your request dated 29th April 2019 for: "Bus Stop 1. Why was the bus originally stopped? 2. What was wron...
Dear Kate   Please find the attached response.   Ngā mihi   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Advisor Police National Headquarters  ...
Good afternoon We would need a waiver or a request from a person involved in the complaint. I understand that at least one person involved has chosen...
Ref-180511/8716
Response by New Zealand Police to gerard byrne on .
Refused.
Good afternoon   We have received your request and are processing it under the Privacy Act. The file you have requested contains your personal infor...

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