20 August 2018
Our Reference: IR-01-18-5831
Mr Malcolm Lock
Email: [FYI request #8326 email]
Dear Mr Lock
I am writing to you in response to your request dated 14 July 2018. Your request was
made pursuant to the Official Information Act 1982 and specifically requested:
In the document http://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/06-
signed-arms-act-administration-redacted.pdf Police mention in section 33, "
Another apparent approach, by a small number of dealers is to avoid the
import\special reason requirements by importing quantities of parts that are
interchangeable between MSSAs and A category semiautomatic firearms "
Please supply evidence that attempts have been made to circumvent the special
reason requirement as detailed in section 33 of the briefing for the minister of
Names and address of any dealers maybe redacted for privacy reasons.
I am withholding this information under section 6(c) of the Official Information Act as the
release of the information would prejudice the maintenance of the law, including the
prevention, investigation, and detection of offences, and the right to a fair trial.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this
For your information, Police has developed a process for proactive release of information,
so the response to your request may be publicly released on the New Zealand Police
Arms Act Service Delivery Group
Police National Headquarters
180 Molesworth Street. PO Box 3017, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.
Telephone: 04 474 9499. Fax: 04 498 7400. www.police.govt.nz