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Records of theft at National Party Headquarters of laptops

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From: C WATSON

Dear New Zealand Police,

Please provide communications regarding theft of 3 laptops from the NZ National Party Headquarters to the New Zealand Police

Yours faithfully,

C WATSON

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Date: 21/01/2020 01:19PM
Subject: Official Information request - Records of theft at National Party
Headquarters of laptops

Dear New Zealand Police,
Please provide communications regarding theft of 3 laptops from the NZ
National Party Headquarters to the New Zealand Police
Yours faithfully,
C WATSON
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Dear C Watson
 
Request for Information
 
I refer to your letter dated  21/01/2020  in which you requested:

* Dear New Zealand Police,

Please provide communications regarding theft of 3 laptops from
the NZ National Party Headquarters to the New Zealand Police

Yours faithfully,

C WATSON

 
Could you please provided some more information about this event, such as
the address or the region that this  occurred  in and the date. 
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right to complain to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner and seek a
review and investigation of my decision.
 
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From: C WATSON

Dear New Zealand Police,

This is from Radio New Zealand published on the 20th of January 2020
"National's deputy leader Paula Bennett says the party's Auckland headquarters were broken into over the weekend, with three laptops stolen."
I trust this covers the further information requested.

Yours faithfully,

C WATSON

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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

Police may try to "restart the clock" on this request when they receive your response, citing section 15(1AA) of the Official Information Act. However, section 15(1AB)(b) makes it clear that they cannot do this unless they sent their request for clarification within 7 working days of having received the request. However, this request for clarification came 17 working days after Police received your request, so they cannot treat it as a new request once you have clarified it.

Given how close the original deadline still is, Police may seek an extension because they haven't left themselves enough time to complete your request, given they've needed to ask you for such a large clarification so late in the process. Section 15A(1) of the OIA also allows Police to seek an extension to the deadline if:

"(a) the request is for a large quantity of official information or necessitates a search through a large quantity of information and meeting the original time limit would unreasonably interfere with the operations of the department or the Minister of the Crown or the organisation; or

(b) consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are such that a proper response to the request cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit."

On the face of it, neither of these grounds would allow Police to seek an extension simply because they didn't start working on the request until it was nearly due. If they seek an extension under the grounds of s15A(1)(b), I would suggest you might want to ask Police to clarify precisely what consultations are necessary and why they could not reasonably be made within the original time limit, and consider complaining to the Office of the Ombudsman.

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Dear New Zealand Police,

The location of the National Party (Northern Office) Headquarters is 107 Great South Road. Greenlane. Auckland 1051
The theft apparently occured during the weekend of Jan 17 to 20 and was reported as overnight as per the NZ Herald
This is a very late clarification to receive I'm hoping in good faith that this will be processed without delay as per annotations on this

Yours faithfully,

C WATSON

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Mark Hanna left an annotation ()

Just a reminder that annotations on FYI aren't sent to the agency, so NZ Police won't have been sent my previous annotation.

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C WATSON left an annotation ()

Ah ok might be an idea to add to request then ?

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Attachment 107 Great South Rd Redacted.pdf
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Dear C WATSON,

 

Request for information - Our Ref: IR-01-20-2214

 

Thank you for your information request made on 21/01/2020, in which y ou
requested the followings:
"Dear New Zealand Police, Please provide communications regarding theft of
3 laptops from the NZ National Party Headquarters to the New Zealand
Police."
 
 
Your request has been considered in accordance with the Official
Information Act 1982 and I enclose the following information:

* Communications made by the National Party to the Police Crime
Reporting Line for the Burglary 

 

 
We are unable to provide some of the information you have requested for
the following reasons:

 

·           S9 (2)(a) - Protect privacy of natural person

 

 

Police considers the interest requiring protection by withholding the
information is not outweighed by any public interest in release of the
information.

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Elsa WU

 

Case Management Support

Auckland City Police District

 

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C WATSON left an annotation ()

Curious how real names were available in this but sections of text that were redacted under a section saying Political were given the reason for redaction was for privacy reasons
Maybe challenging that section is an idea?

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Mr Rodgers left an annotation ()

The redacted sections will be the contact details of the informant (Mullin) and the burgled organisation (Nat Party HQ) — fairly standard OIA release. The "political" will be just a label describing the organisation (as opposed to, say, "hairdresser").

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