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Harold made this Official Information request to Chris Hipkins

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From: Harold

Dear Office of Chris Hipkins,

I would like to make a request for information pertaining to the minister's Police portfolio.

I would like to request copies of these Police portfolio briefings:

1) "Solomon Islands: Extension to New Zealand’s security support" [21/03/2022]
2) "International engagement opportunity" [15/03/2022]
3) "Meeting with Chinese community" [8/03/2022]
4) "Domestic Threat Landscape" [14/12/2021]
5) "Facial Recognition Technologies Report – Considerations for Police" [1/12/2021]
6) "Police’s engagement with Kāpuia" [17/11/2021]
7) "He Aranga Ake: Progress Update" [29/10/2021]
8) "Deputy Commissioner: Operations - Travel to Europe & the Middle East" [21/10/2021]
9) "Updated - Police Response to White Identity Extremism" [30/07/2021]
10) "New Zealand’s Policing Support to the Cook Islands" [16/07/2021]
11) "Update on Police use of Drones" [6/07/2021]
12) "Understanding Policing Delivery Independent Panel" [27/04/2021]
13) "Specialist advice on facial recognition technologies" [31/03/2021]
14) "Crowded Places Initiative" [30/03/2021]
15) "New Zealand’s Policing Support to the Cook Islands" [26/03/2021]
16) "NZ Police Expert Panel on Emergent Technologies" [1/03/2021]

You should be aware that this request was first submitted on 28 March when Poto Williams was the office holder, with the reference OIA 2022-422. This request can be viewed on the FYI website, here:

I never received a reply, and a complaint I made to the Ombudsman about the delay had to be discontinued due to the reshuffle, so I am resubmitting the request on the Ombudsman's advice.

I thought I would bring this to your attention in case some work compiling a response has already been completed.

Yours faithfully,


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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Chris Hipkins

Kia ora,

On behalf of Hon Chris Hipkins, thank you for your email.  Please accept
this as acknowledgement that your email has been received by my office.

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, and all
messages are carefully read and considered, it is not always possible to
personally reply to all emails.  As such, the following guidelines apply:

* Invitations and meeting requests will be processed as soon as possible
and a staff member will be in contact with you in due course
* All media queries will be responded to by a staff member
* Requests for official information will be managed in accordance with
the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982, which may include
transfer to a more relevant Minister or agency
* If your email falls outside of the Minister’s portfolio
responsibilities, expresses a personal view, or is copied to multiple
Members of Parliament, then your opinion will be noted and your
correspondence may be transferred to another office, or there may be
no further response to you

Thank you for the taking the time to write.

Nga mihi,

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins

Minister of Education, Minister of Police, Minister for the Public
Service, Leader of the House

Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New

Authorised by Hon Chris Hipkins MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington


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From: Harold

Dear Office of Chris Hipkins,

I'd like to follow up on this request, which was due a response by 21 July. Could you please let me know when I can expect your response?

Yours faithfully,


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Tēnā koe Harold,


Please find attached a response to your OIA request from the Minister of
Police, Hon Chris Hipkins.


We apologise for the delay in getting this response to you.


Ngā mihi,





Private Secretary - Police | Office
of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister of Education | Minister of

Minister for the Public Service |
Leader of the House  Website:

Private Bag 18041, Parliament
Buildings, Wellington 6160, New





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