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Malcolm France made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Malcolm France

Dear New Zealand Police,

I request to be provided with the evidence and facts of the following questions under section 12 of the Official Information Act 1982 ,and The Declaration on Open and Transparent Government as approved by Cabinet on 8 August 2011.

1. Is the "Her Majesty ,Queen of New Zealand" in the Police oath the same one as Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith

2. Please confirm NZ Police recognizes and operates in common law jurisdiction under Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith (alongside NZ statute jurisdiction) as laid out in the ;

- Imperial Laws Application Act s5 , and
- Policing Act 2008, s 4 interpretation of policing , s22 Police Oath and s23
- by coronation oath of Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.

3. Further please confirm common law is a separate jurisdiction from New Zealand Acts and a man standing in common law jurisdiction while he may be arrested for breach of the peace cannot be charged for it or any other crime under any NZ Acts, as per s9 of the Policing Act 2008.

As the head of the organisation these OIA questions are about and therefore most knowledgeable and qualified to answer these questions I don’t expect them to be passed on to another other agency and I look forward to your personal response in the time frames and manner required under the NZ Official Information Act

Yours faithfully,

legal person and said citizen
Mr Malcolm France

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Kia ora Malcolm

Police have added these three questions to your recent OIA IR-01-21-30344 containing six questions, and will respond to both in one letter of response.

Kind regards, Michelle
Ministerial Services PNHQ

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From: Malcolm France

Dear Ministerial Services,

These 2 joined requests were made days apart separately for a reason .

I want this OIA kept separate from the other OIA IR-01-21-30344 about organisation type made on 8 oct 2021 which while about Police is on a different subject.

Yours sincerely,

Malcolm France

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