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Fines for not wearing masks on public transport

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From: Greg Keen

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Could I please have the following information:

Firstly: As of the date of replying to this request, how many instant $300 instant fines have been issued and how many $1000 fines have been issued through the court for non-compliance of mandatory mask wearing on public transport.

Secondly: What is the legislation which allows for people to be fined for non-compliance of mandatory mask wearing on public transport?

Yours faithfully,

Greg Keen

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Ministry of Justice

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Ministry of Justice

Dear Mr Keen
 
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, partially transferred to NZ Police by the Ministry of Justice on 17
September 2020.
 
Police will be responding to the following portion of your request, "As of
the date of replying to this request, how many instant $300 instant fines
have been issued".
 
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Act.
 
Kind regards
Fiona
Ministerial Services
PNHQ
 
 

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Kia ora Mr Keen

 

We acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request regarding
the fines for non-compliance of mask wearing and its' respective
legislation.

 

Part 1 of your first question “As of the date of replying to this request,
how many instant $300 instant fines have been issued” has been transferred
to NZ Police under Section 14 (b) (ii), the Ministry of Justice does not
hold this information but it is believed to be held by NZ Police.  You can
expect to hear from them in due course.  If you wish to contact them in
the first instance they are reachable on
[1][email address].

 

The relevant business unit is responding to the remainder of your request.

 

You can expect a response by 14 October 2020

 

Thank you

Ariana

 

[2]Description: Description: Description: Ariana Kauri
http://justice.govt.nz/courts/shared/jus...
Media Advisor | Communications
Services
Ministry of Justice | Tâhû o te
Ture
[3][email address]
| [4]justice.govt.nz

 

 

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