28 September 2022
[FYI request #20217 email]
Tena koe Scott
Request for information
Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request of 15 August 2022 for
various activism and protest report documents. Responses to your questions are set
ONE: "New Zealand's Activism Landscape" 12 October 2021
TWO: [NIC-SR-211021] "Protests and Activism" 21 October 2021
As you may be aware, the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has
commenced an independent investigation and review (Review) of the policing of the
occupation on and around Parliament grounds in Wellington during February and
March 2022 (Protest). Details of the scope of the Review are available on the IPCA's
website: https:/ /www.ipca.govt.nz/Site/parliament-protest/scope-of-the-review.aspx.
You will note this scope includes Police management of intelligence.
While this Review is underway, information relating to the issues under investigation
and review is expected to be the subject of examination by the IPCA under its powers
of investigation under the IPCA Act 1988. With this Review commenced, there is a
strong public interest in allowing these matters to be considered in the round by the
It is in the public interest for the Review to be completed without earlier
predetermination of the matters it is considering. The two documents you have
requested have been provided to the IPCA as part of the Review. This information is
therefore withheld under section 9(2)(ba)(ii) of the OIA, to protect information which any
person has been or could be compelled to provide under the authority of any
enactment, where the making available of the information would be likely otherwise to
damage the public interest.
The IPCA anticipates the Review will be completed and reported on by 31 March 2023.
Police recognises the importance of transparency in these matters and looks forward to
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