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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

960 requests

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Review of Mr Matt Blomfield complaint
Request to New Zealand Police by J Young. Annotated by J Young on .
Refused.
Just a note to anyone following this request. I found Ms Sedgwick reply very useful because her guidance from the Ombudsman contains the following cl...
Seized firearms
Response by New Zealand Police to Malcolm Lock on .
Refused.
Hello Mr Lock, please find the response to your request attached.   Regards Deb Collins   Hawkes Bay Official Information Requests  |  New Zealand...
Hi Sam, Attached is a letter of response to your OIA request Kind Regards Tony Milner                                 Official Information Req...
Canterbury Police District
Follow up sent to New Zealand Police by Grant Carroll on .
Refused.
I am contacting you again to ask if the restructure process referred to above has now been completed. If it has been completed can I be provided wit...
Photos of Wellington protest 6th June 2017
Response by New Zealand Police to stuart yeatse on .
Information not held.
Good afternoon Mr Yeates,   Please find attached a response to your request.   Kind Regards                                 Official Informa...
  Dear Mr Watkins,   Your request for the legal advice received has been declined pursuant to Section S9(2)(h) – Legal Professional Privilege....
Information requests - high level data
Response by New Zealand Police to B. White on .
Refused.
Dear B White I attach the response to your information request to Police about RFIs submitted to other agencies.       =====================...
Dear Mr East   Please find attached Police’s response to your Official information Act request.   Kind regards, [1]New Daniel Riordan-Edmonds...
Sex Offender Register Proposal
Request to New Zealand Police by Joshua Grainger. Annotated by Jason Brown on .
Refused.
Refusal of this request was based in part on there being an upcoming court case that may, allegedly, have been impacted by release of requested documen...
Seized Firearms
Response by New Zealand Police to Malcolm Lock on .
Information not held.
Dear Mr Lock Thanks for your email. We understand that the 538 figure Chris Cahill quotes has been produced (generated) from figures collated by the...
Any point in rewording? Appears they've refused on two grounds (no specific offense and no location) - if I reword for the specific offense, will they...
The person investigating my complaint regarding the response to this request has recommended I make a new, more explicit request for this information....
'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an un-monitored email address'   Thank you for your email. Due to the Privacy...
People locked in court cells
Response by New Zealand Police to Ophelia on .
Refused.
Dear Ophelia   I have been asked to send you the attached response to your request of 18 January 2017.   Kind regards     [1]http://nzpin...
Good morning David   I refer to your request below dated 17 March 2017 in which you requested -  Can you please provide search warrants, evidence sh...
Dear Mr Pritchard   I refer to your request received on 6 July 2015 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) relating to information on the t...
30 April 2017 As I said before - 'don't know, can't know' as a response, is a little disappointing. Perhaps, it is indicative of the rarity, or even...
Good morning, we have received the below email from you requesting your audio calls into the 111 line.   We require some form of photo ID, such as a...
'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an un-monitored email address'   Thank you for your email.   Information that...
Costs of phone providers in NZ to release customer data
Request to New Zealand Police by Cody C. Annotated by Cody C on .
Refused.
Last update: Ombudsman advised that the information is definitely commercially sensitive, even though similar countries overseas with similar informati...
Dear Mr Johnston   I have been asked to forward to you Police’s response to your Official Information Act request. Please find Police’s response a...
REQUEST FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION WHERE ALL INFORMATION IS WITHHELD           30^th March 2017     David Johnston.   Request for I...
Police vehicle tracking
Response by New Zealand Police to Cody C on .
Refused.
Dear Cody C Thank you again for your further enquiry. I understand you are referring to a police car found burnt out in Meremere and whether it had bee...
Good afternoon Cody   I have been advised that Police’s position does not change. The amount spent indicates the size of investment in capability...
As attached,   Kind regards =============================================================== WARNING The information contained in this email mes...

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