Statistics on New Zealand citizens deprived of their citizenship

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Alex Harris

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

The Citizenship Act 1977 allows the Minister of Internal Affairs in certain exceptional circumstances to deprive a New Zealand citizen of their citizenship. I wish to request the following information under the OIA:

* How many times in the last five years has the Minister deprived a New Zealand citizen of their citizenship under s16 of the Act;
* How many times in the last five years has the Minister deprived a New Zealand citizen of their citizenship under s17 of the Act.

In both cases I would like a breakdown by year.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

With regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen and in NZ.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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Tçnâ koe Alex,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 17 March 2021

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Ngâ mihi

Michelle Reed  (she/her)
Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence | Governance, Risk & Assurance
Te Urungi Organisational Strategy and Performance | Facebook

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Kia ora Alex


Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act


Ngā mihi


Alysha Stevenson | Advisor Official Correspondence

SDO Branch Development and Support Te Waka Aukaha   

The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua   
45 Pipitea Street | PO Box 805, Wellington 6143|  [1]  





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Statistics here, under "Summary deprivation volumes for public release". All so far have been under s17

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