New Zealand Police

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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

1382 requests

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Thefts and scams relating to cannabis.
Response by New Zealand Police to David Johnston on .
Information not held.
Dear David,   Official information request for 2012-2016 information pertaining to cannabis.   I refer to your official information request da...
Acupuncture Treatment Subsidies
Response by New Zealand Police to Mark Honeychurch on .
Refused.
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Executive and Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police Ext: 44126...
Hi Kyle, Attached is a letter of response in relation to your Official Information Act request  Kind Regards Tony Milner                     ...
Jordan Lucas Bali investigation outcome.
Response by New Zealand Police to Renee M on .
Information not held.
Dear Renee.   New Zealand police do not hold any records relating to the investigation into the death of Jordan Lucas.   I recommend you conta...
Dear Mr Hawke, I refer to the request for information you have submitted on 24/10/2016 in relation to the following: _________________________________...
Information on crime in auckland
Response by New Zealand Police to Dexter Cheng on .
Refused.
'Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an un-monitored email address'   Thank you for your email.   Please refer you...
Do not reply to this message, this email message has been sent from an un-monitored email address' Thank you for your email. So that NZ Police can p...
I will retain the footage for you to view if you change your mind. In the opinion of those in the media who have seen the footage, there was no punch....
Maritime Research Group
Request to New Zealand Police by Josh V. Annotated by Cody C on .
Refused.
Unfortunately, these kinds of responses are becoming more common from NZ Police. I would call these rubberstamp responses.
Number of Trespass Orders - Normandale School
Response by New Zealand Police to [User 4230 name redacted] on .
Information not held.
Dear [Name redacted by admin],   I am writing in response to your request dated 6 May 2016.   The issuing of a trespass notice is a matter betw...
Dear Mr Gordon   I have been asked to send you the attached response to your request of 6 October 2016.   Kind regards     [1]http://nzpi...
Hawks Bay SAR Sargent communications on the Wills search.
Response by New Zealand Police to Paul Kelly on .
Information not held.
Mr. Kelly, response to your earlier request is attached.   Regards Luke Shadbolt   [1]New Zealand Senior Sergeant Luke Shadbolt Police Logo F...
    From: THOMSON, Raewyn Sent: Monday, 29 August 2016 7:55 a.m. To: '[email address]' <[email address]> Subject: Your Official Information Act...
Correspondence between Police and Virtus Training Group
Response by New Zealand Police to Marcus Graf on .
Information not held.
Dear Mr Graf   I have been asked to send you the attached response to your request of 9 August 2016.   Kind regards     [1]http://nzpintr...
Dear Alex   I have been asked to send you the attached response to your request of 22 July 2016.   Kind regards     [1]http://nzpintranet...
Forwarded message: From: MACKENZIE, Christine <[1][email address]> Date: 25 May 2015 at 14:44 Subject: OIA request, C Townsend; 1836-e76d98b0 To:...
  =============================================================== WARNING The information contained in this email message is intended for the ad...
Hello Mr Kelly please find the Police response to your request attached.   Kind regards Deb Collins  Hawkes Bay Official Information Requests  | ...
Notebook entries / Jobsheet
Response by New Zealand Police to Gerard Ryan on .
Refused.
Mr Ryan Your original email was received on 12/01/2016 and you received a reply on the same day instructing you what to do to obtain this information...
  Dear Mr STONE,                               Please find attached a letter of response to your requests for information re the Auckland Police h...
Information about crimes committed on Napier Hill's May Ave
Response by New Zealand Police to Aaron Williams on .
Information not held.
Hello   I apologise the previous response letter has the incorrect date 5 January 2015. Please find a correctly dated letter attached for your recor...
Drug Operations in Canterbury 2016
Response by New Zealand Police to Chelsea D on .
Refused.
As attached,   Kind regards =============================================================== WARNING The information contained in this email mes...
Taser studies index
Response by New Zealand Police to Liam on .
Refused.
Dear Mr Stoneley,   In response to your latest request of 11^th January 2016,  which relates to your OIA request dated 29 September 2015,  I agree...
    [1]New Zealand Raewyn Thomson Police Logo Ministerial Services Advisor | Executive and Ministerial Services | New Zealand Police Ext: 44126...
Dear Mr Crow I have been asked to send you the attached reply to an information request you made to Police.     Teresa McMahon Police Nation...

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