Enforcement Guidance: Shared Custody & Childcare - Alert Levels 3 & 4

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From: M Murphy

Dear New Zealand Police,

1) Please provide all enforcement guidance and/or policies provided to your staff around shared custody and children and accompanying guardians movement between regions in Alert Levels 4 & 3 to regions in Alert Level 2 or lower for the period 17 August 2021 to the present.

2) Please provide enforcement guidance and/or policies provided to your staff around whether or not this exemption allows parents or guardians with shared custody the ability to solely travel to collect or drop off their children in one trip. Or whether there is also leeway for parents to utilise this exemption to spend time with their children in a different Alert Level than their Alert Level of residence.

ie. Parent A resides in (Auckland) Alert Level 3, travels to Parent B's home in Alert Level 2, collects the children and then stays in alternative accomodation in Alert Level 2 with the children for a week prior to returning to their home in Alert Level 3.

Thank you.

Please specifically

Yours faithfully,

M Murphy

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Kia ora M Murphy

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by New Zealand Police on 29 October 2021.
 
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA. You can expect a response to your request on or before 26 November 2021.
 
Kind regards, Brittany
Ministerial Services PNHQ

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Tēnā koe M Murphy

 

I refer to your request of 29 October 2021 for the following information:

1) Please provide all enforcement guidance and/or policies provided to
your staff around shared custody and children and accompanying guardians
movement between regions in Alert Levels 4 & 3 to regions in Alert Level 2
or lower for the period 17 August 2021 to the present.

2) Please provide enforcement guidance and/or policies provided to your
staff around whether or not this exemption allows parents or guardians
with shared custody the ability to solely travel to collect or drop off
their children in one trip. Or whether there is also leeway for parents to
utilise this exemption to spend time with their children in a different
Alert Level than their Alert Level of residence.

 

I have been asked to advise you that Police requires an extension of time
in which to respond to your request, pursuant to section 15A(1) of the
Official Information Act  1982 (OIA). Specifically, section 15A(1)(b),
consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are such that a
proper response to the request cannot reasonably be made within the
original time limit.

 

Police requires until 16 December to provide a substantive response to
your request. We are endeavouring to provide this to you as soon as
possible.

You have the right, under section 28(3) of the OIA, to make a complaint to
an Ombudsman about this extension.

 

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your request with us, including this
decision, please feel free to contact
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Ngā mihi
Sarah

Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police National Headquarters Wellington

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From: M Murphy

Dear Ministerial Services,

Thank you. Look forward to hearing back from you by 16 December 2021.

Yours sincerely,

M Murphy

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