[NZP] OIAs affected by Section 6 | Jan 2020 - Aug 2021

Marcus made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

The request was refused by New Zealand Police.

From: Marcus

Dear New Zealand Police,

I would like to request a list of Official Information Act requests ranging from 1st January 2020 through 31st August 2021 where some or all of the information requested was withheld and/or redacted under Section 6 (all subsections)

In particular, I would like to receive a table with three columns: The date that the OIA response was issued, a brief one liner summary explaining the broad topic in question and the cited section(s) that the OIA was refused under

Here's an example of how this has looked in the past:

06/04/2016, Communications regarding the 2016 US Presidential Election, 6(a)

Ideally I'd like to receive this as a spreadsheet but you're welcome to provide the data in whichever format is easiest for you as I'll be reformatting it anyway.

Yours faithfully,


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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Marcus

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by New Zealand Police on 30 August 2021.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA. You can expect a response to your request on or before 27 September 2021.

Kind regards, Michelle
Ministerial Services PNHQ

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Attachment Marcus IR 01 21 26522 final response.pdf
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Tēnā koe Marcus                                       

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by New Zealand Police on 30 August 2021.

Ngā mihi,



Penni Davenport | Senior Advisor | Ministerial Services

Strategy & Partnerships |PNHQ






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Rejected under the grounds that *ahem* the specific grounds of Section 6 aren't captured for each request.

Given the shear scale of OIAs that NZ Police receive, it would be a large task to summarise the relevant ones.

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