18 May 2018 [FYI request #7627 email]
Mr Sheldon Levet
No address supplied
Dear Mr Levet REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
I refer to your email dated 16th April 2018 in which you requested the following
- itemised costs to the police
- number of police in attendance, their rank, and where they are normally
For the attendance and policing of the following public protests by NZ Police:
- Oil Summit Protest, 22-23rd March 2017, TSB Showplace, Taranaki
I have considered your request in accordance with the Official Information Act
We are unable to provide the information of “itemised costs to police” .
The cost for extracting this information would be extensive due to the number
of staff involved, identifying who they were, determining what salary they were
on at the time , determining the time they were deployed for the operation,
determining the vehicles involved and mileage used, etc.
Therefore your request for “itemised cost to the Police” has been declined for
the following reasons: · S18(f) - that the information requested cannot be made available
without substantial collation or research
You also requested “-number of police in attendance, their rank and
where they are normally posted”.
Unfortunately, we are unable to reveal staff numbers for security reasons.
Therefore your request for the above has been declined in accordance with
the following section of Official Information Act 1982:
· S6(c) - To prejudice the maintenance of the law, including the
prevention, investigation, and detection of offences and the right to a
However, we can advise you that the staff deployed consisted of Constables,
Sergeants, Senior Sergeants and Inspectors,
If you are not satisfied with my response to your request you have the right to
complain to the Office of the Ombudsman and seek a review and investigation of
Should you have any further queries, please contact me at the details shown
Jennifer Street Digitally signed by Jennifer Street
DN: cn=Jennifer Street, o=NZ Police, ou=Central District File
Management Centre, email=[email address], c=NZ
Date: 2018.05.16 14:58:15 +12'00'