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From: Lance D. Lavery

Dear New Zealand Police,

Under the legislated rule of society which is given the force of Law and is commonly referred to as the "Official Information Act 1982" I require the following information.

1. A PDF copy of "ALL" New Zealand policing manuals. Please provide the information as complete manuals rather than individual chapters if possible.

2. A list of "ALL" information currently held by the New Zealand Police that is available for the Public to access that is not currently available on the official website.

I make this request as a natural person born in the geographical location commonly referred to as New Zealand.

I require that my response be provided to me via the “” website and in accordance with the statutory provisions stipulated in the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours faithfully,

Lance D. Lavery

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Tēnā koe Lance
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request below, received by New Zealand Police on 22 August 2022.

Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA. You can expect a response to your request on or before 19 September 2022.

Kind regards, Dylan
Ministerial Services PNHQ

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Police

Morena Lance,

I refer to your request (thread below) for information relating to "all Policing manuals" and "all information" held by Police not currently on the Police website.

Regarding question 1 - there are over 500 chapters of the Police manual, so this part of your request is likely to be withheld pursuant to section 18(f) of the OIA, substantial collation, therefore please consider refining this part so that we can best assist you. (Please note Police received a recent OIA request for 32 police manual chapters which attributed to a cost of $3,154 payable by the requestor.) More positively there are 79 Police Manual Chapters already publicly available which may be of interest to you: accessible here

Regarding question 2: In the same way, due to the broad nature of this question, it will likely be refused pursuant to section 18 (f) of the OIA. Could you please provide specifics about the nature of the information you are seeking so that we may assist you.

Please reply to [New Zealand Police request email] quoting your request reference number IR-01-22-25167

We look forward to hearing from you soon,

Kind regards,

Advisor: Ministerial Services
Police National Headquarters

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Lance D. Lavery left an annotation ()

I need to re-clarify my request. I am currently drafting this.

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New Zealand Police

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Tēnā koe Lance                                  

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act
request, received by New Zealand Police on 22 August 2022.


Please accept our apologies for the delay in providing you with this

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