Fire and Emergency New Zealand
Spark Central, Level 7
42-52 Wil is Street
Wel ington Central
Wel ington 6011
Phone +64 4 496 3600
7 February 2023
By email: [FYI request #21579 email]
Tēnā koe Cody
I refer to your official information request dated 19 January 2023 asking for a copy of the SMS
Incident Report (SMS Report) for the motor vehicle accident, incident number F3644852 that
occurred on 19 January 2023.
In accordance with the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA), I enclose
Report. Some personal information has been withheld to protect the privacy of natural persons
under section 9(2)(a) of the OIA. We do not consider that there is a public interest in the release of
the information which outweighs withholding it.
Please note the SMS Report provided to you is generated by Fire and Emergency New Zealand’s
electronic station management system. In SMS Reports, ‘Notifications’ and ‘Message Log’ fields
are reported in real time as fire crews and our communication centres communicate with each
other during the incident. They are not the official final records of incidents but word for word
transcripts of ‘live’ situations as they occur. They may contain spelling errors or commonly used
A Fire Investigation Report wil not be undertaken for this incident. Therefore, this aspect of your
request is refused under section 18(e) of the Official Information Act as we do not hold the
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
freephone 0800 802 602.
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Manager, Information Requests