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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

1031 requests

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'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 may a...
Details surrounding the death of Troy Dubovskiy
Request to New Zealand Police by Mr. Wilson. Annotated by Mr. Wilson on .
Refused.
Updated request to mark as refused. I won't contact ombudsman, but I will try to see if the Coroner report will be available once it's completed.
Dear Hugh My apologies. Please find attached the attachment mentioned. Ngā mihi Hannah Wright-McCarthy Ministerial Services Advisor Police National...
Dear Siobhan, REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Thanks for your request dated 12 April 2019 for the following information: “The total number of assaults ag...
ref-180220/5896
Request sent to New Zealand Police by gerard byrne on .
Partially successful.
can you please provide me with all Reports, memos, letters, notes, advice and emails related to the complaint made at Whangarei police station Ref-18...
Tēnā koe, I have now been waiting over eleven weeks for a response to my email on the 19th of February. I also sent a follow-up message asking for a...
Thanks :) Yours sincerely, Hugh Davenport
Amount paid in overtime
Response by New Zealand Police to Weta Lawncare on .
Successful.
Dear Weta Lawncare Please find the attached response to your request.  Kind regards Ministerial Services Police National Headquarters  ==========...
Dear Scott   Please find attached the NZ Police response to your OIA.   Ngā mihi   Hannah Wright-McCarthy Ministerial Services Advisor...
Complaints about police conduct and outcomes
Response by New Zealand Police to Ti Lamusse on .
Long overdue.
Good afternoon   I’ve checked our system and it appears that although this was received by NZ Police on 1 April, it was not forwarded on to the co...
Statistics of strangulation rates charges
Response by New Zealand Police to Zane Collins on .
Long overdue.
Dear Mr Collins   As per your further request of 18 March 2019, I can advise our tier 1 stats are now available and can be found here: [1]https:/...
File no 190317/6201
Response by New Zealand Police to Hayden Sterling on .
Successful.
*Do not reply to this message, this email has been sent from an un-monitored email address* Kia ora Hayden Thank you for you email.  Information th...
Request for File Number 180104 / 7785
Response by New Zealand Police to Dr. Rashid A. Buttar on .
Successful.
'Do notreply to this message, this email message has been sent from an un-monitored email address'   Thank youDr Buttar for your email enquiry rec...
Police Complaint Information Request
Response by New Zealand Police to Peter Gregory on .
Partially successful.
Kia ora Peter   As per your request   Kind regards     Inspector Tracy Phillips   =====================================================...
Dear Hugh   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 20/02/2019 in which you requested "OIA Request for information conc...
Tax evasion and benefit fraud
Request sent to New Zealand Police by Ti Lamusse on .
Long overdue.
Please provide me with the total number of arrests made for tax evasion and benefit fraud, per annum, as far back as records permit. Yours faithfu...
Cool thank you. Yours sincerely, Hugh Davenport
Police Code of Conduct Complaint(s)
Response by New Zealand Police to Peter Gregory on .
Long overdue.
Thank you for your email. Information that may assist you is available through the following link: https://www.police.govt.nz/about-us/publication/re...
Dear Duncan,   REQUEST FOR INFORMATION   Thanks your Official Information Act request dated 2 February 2019 in which you requested the followi...
Casual Uniform Policy and Decision Process
Response by New Zealand Police to David Zanetti on .
Partially successful.
Good afternoon David I believe that the second part of your response was sent to you on 28 February 2019. I have reattached it here for you. Let m...
Thanks Barry Yours faithfully, Hugh Davenport
Firearm Regulations
Request to New Zealand Police by Kane Barber. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Partially successful.
I see that NZ Police have withheld some information from a document they have released as "out of scope". This is not a valid reason to withhold inform...
Accident report 181212/9388
Response by New Zealand Police to Matthew Oak on .
Long overdue.
'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...
Dear Hugh   Request for Information   I refer to your correspondence dated 13/03/2019 in which you requested "I would like to request case fil...
Your agency reported in a public statement that overseas officers, including some from Hong Kong, were involved in the rescue operations following t...

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