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New Zealand 
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14 September 2021 
Patrick O’Rourke 
[FYI request #16553 email] 
REF: OIA-8730 
Dear Patrick 
Request made under the Official Information Act 1982 
Thank you for your email of 29 August 2021 requesting the following information under the Official 
Information Act 1982 (the Act): 
I'm interested in documents including emails, vendor solicitations, requests for proposals, and 
project proposals related to Apple Wallet ID card program, which is referenced publicly on their 
website here: 
…While the program is publicly announced, they have not shared participating locations and I'm 
interested in any responsive documents whether or not the nation has decided to participate in the 
With regard to the Apple Wallet ID card program, Waka Kotahi does not hold a specific relationship or 
commercial arrangement with Apple. As such, we do not have any information or correspondence 
falling within the scope of your request. 
Therefore, I am declining your request under section 18(e) of the Act, as the information requested 
does not exist. 
You may be interested to know that the creation of a digital New Zealand driver licence for New 
Zealand would require legislative change as legislation currently prescribes that a driver licence 
credential must be in a physical format.  A roadmap to support the introduction of digital licences is 
anticipated at some stage in the future. 
Under section 28 of the Act, you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision to refuse 
this request. The contact details for the Ombudsman can be located at 

If you require any further information, please contact Ministerial Services by email at 
[email address].  
Yours sincerely 
Hayley Evans 
Senior Manager Systems Integrity