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If you have received your response outside the FYI.org.nz system (such as by direct email or post), the response will not be published - which may be intentional.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

1447 requests

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Canterbury Police Recruitment
Response by New Zealand Police to James Regan on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe James                                        Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Ze...
New Zealand Police Visual Identity Guidelines
Response by New Zealand Police to Tommi Joyce on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Tommi                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
All documents
Response by New Zealand Police to G M George on .
Awaiting classification.
Tēnā koe Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Police on 1 September 2022. Ngā mihi...
Tickets issued for using a mobile phone while stationary at traffic lights
Response by New Zealand Police to Mr Lord on .
Awaiting classification.
Tēnā koe Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Police on 31 August 2022. Ngā mihi...
Government interference with investigations
Response by New Zealand Police to Ben on .
Awaiting classification.
Tēnā koe Ben                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand P...
Common law and general
Response by New Zealand Police to Will Maynard on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Will                              Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Polic...
Thank you so much, this is exactly what I was after. Really appreciate it Yours sincerely, Connor Johnson
NZ Driving laws
Response by New Zealand Police to Steven on .
Refused.
Tēnā koe Steven                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealan...
OIC - New Zealand Police Oath
Request to New Zealand Police by S George. Annotated by Mark Hanna on .
Awaiting classification.
Police didn't explain this in their response, but the words of this oath are set in the Policing Act 2008: https://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2...
Tēnā koe Roger                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Why was my OIA request late
Response by New Zealand Police to John Smith on .
Awaiting classification.
Kia ora John   You have been provided with Police’s response to your request, received by Police on 25 July, not 13 July as stated incorrectly in...
Tēnā koe Phillipa     Please find attached the revised response relating to your Official Information Act 1982 request.     Ngā mihi  ...
Kia ora,   We refer to your request for information:   “I request under the Official Information Act the pursuit radio traffic and audio from...
Police & Defense Force Vaccine Mandates
Response by New Zealand Police to Chuck Schooner (Account suspended) on .
Awaiting classification.
Tēnā koe Chuck,   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request from the Minister of Police, Hon Chris Hipkins.  ...
Tēnā koe Harrison                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zeal...
Redaction of a document already released
Request to New Zealand Police by B. White. Annotated by B. White on .
Refused.
I sure did.
Operation Naming
Response by New Zealand Police to Mike Hunua on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe Mike                         Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Police on...
Police general instructions etc
Response by New Zealand Police to John Smith on .
Successful.
Tēnā koe John                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Tēnā koe Mark                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Brian Raymond Tamaki
Response by New Zealand Police to Wayne Browning on .
Awaiting classification.
Tēnā koe Wayne                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Dear R Anthony,   o Your request received by New Zealand Police on 20 July 2022 refers. o I enclose the Police response for your information.  ...
Tēnā koe Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand Police on 25 June 2022. Ngā mihi  ...
Tēnā koe Matt                                   Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zealand...
Kia ora Sean   Thank you for getting in touch. Our apologies for the oversight in sending the data in a different format than you requested. Pleas...
NZ Police brand manual
Response by New Zealand Police to Joe on .
Refused.
Tēnā koe Joe                                        Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request, received by New Zeal...

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