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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

1030 requests

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Detailed Firearm Buy Back Statistics
Response by New Zealand Police to J du Preez on .
Refused.
Good afternoon   Please find attached the response to your request for information about the firearms amnesty and buyback.   Nga mihi   Minister...
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 =================================...
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...
Dear Paul   Police has received your request for information as follows: “I have chosen Assistant Commissioner Response and Operations Mike Rusbat...
Request for officers first & surname
Response by New Zealand Police to Arko on .
Handled by post.
11 January 2019 Arko BRABANT C/-  [FOI #9370 email] Dear Arko As per our phone conversation this morning, where I provided you those details, plea...
Good afternoon Mr O’Brien   Thank you for your request for transcripts of 111 calls made in August 2018.   As you are requesting personal info...
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...
Firearms incidents last 6 months
Response by New Zealand Police to Win Walker on .
Refused.
Kia ora Win Please find attached the NZ Police response to your request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services  PNHQ ===============================...
Information and evidence discussed on Cold Case
Response by New Zealand Police to Harrison on .
Refused.
Dear Mam or Sir   I understand that you have made a request for information regarding the Katrina Jefferies investigation.   The matter is an...
All information dated 12/02/2018
Response by New Zealand Police to william whittington on .
Awaiting classification.
Good afternoon   You can send it to this email address.   Nga mihi   Renee -----william whittington <[FOI #10886 email]> wrote: ----- To: OIA...
Temporaraly missing firearm in police arms store
Response by New Zealand Police to Malcolm Lock on .
Long overdue.
Dear Malcolm     Request for information   Thank you for your email request below for i nformation on an inventory of firearms.  You requested:...
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...
"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...
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 Alex   I have been asked to send this attached response.     Kind regards   Holly Foxwell Ministerial Services Officer Ministeri...
Age of recruiting
Response by New Zealand Police to Mr J Stewart on .
Partially successful.
Dear J   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your Official Information Act request.   Ngā mihi   Hannah Wright-McCarthy Minis...
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...

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