List of National Intelligence Centre briefings

Scott made this Official Information request to Chris Hipkins

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From: Scott

Dear Office of Chris Hipkins,

I would like to make a request for information relating to briefings and reports received by the Minister of Police on the topic of intelligence.

I would like to request a list of all briefings and reports received by the Minister of Police that were prepared, reviewed or approved by the Police Director of National Intelligence or Manager of the National Intelligence Centre since the beginning of 2018.

More specifically, a list of all briefings and reports received since the beginning of 2018 that were prepared, reviewed or approved by:

1) Travis Benson,
2) Trevor Dickinson-Mclachlan, or
3) Dan Wildy

I would like this list to include the title and date of the briefing or report.

Although my request covers a large time period, I assume your office will be able to locate the relevant documents without undue difficulty by doing an electronic search for these three names. If this isn’t correct, please let me know and I can consider revising my request.

Yours faithfully,


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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Chris Hipkins

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From: Police

Kia ora Scott,

I am writing in regard to your recent Official Information Act request below.

I am writing to notify you that I am extending the timeframe for response to your request under the following section of the Act:
• under section 15A(1)(b) of the OIA to enable necessary consultation on the response given the volume of material in scope of the request.

We will now respond to your request on or before 21 September 2022, this is an extension of 10 working days.

You have the right to seek investigation and review of my decision by the Ombudsman, in accordance with section 28(3) of the Act. The relevant details can be found at:

Ngā mihi,

Private Secretary - Police | Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister of Education | Minister of Police
Minister for the Public Service | Leader of the House Website:
Private Bag 18041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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From: Scott

Dear Office of Chris Hipkins,

I was wanting to follow up on this request, as on 7 September you let me know you would be sending me a response by 21 September. Can you please let me know when I can expect to receive your response?

Yours sincerely,


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Reply emailed to me this morning:

"Please find below a list of briefing and report titles received by the Minister of Police since 1 January
2018 that were prepared, reviewed or approved by Daniel Wildy.

No briefings or reports were received by the Minister of Police during this period that were prepared, review or approved by either Travis Benson or Trevor Dickinson-Mclachlan.

Please note one title has been withheld pursuant to section 9(2)(f)(iv) of the OIA, to maintain the
constitutional conventions for the time being which protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by
Ministers of the Crown and officials.

Title Date received

Launch of the New Zealand Police National Intelligence Operating Model 18/01/2021
Launch of the New Zealand Police National Intelligence Operating Model 4/02/2021
Police relationship with Crime Stoppers 5/08/2021
Title withheld under section 9(2)(f)(iv) 30/08/2021
Domestic Threat Landscape 14/12/2021
Recording of Gang Membership Data in NIA and the NGL 31/05/2022
History of gangs on the National Gang List 1/07/2022"

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