Blocking of internet sites

Andrew Crow made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

The request was partially successful.

From: Andrew Crow

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

In the hours after the tragic events in Christchurch, several website where blocked. Sites such as [a website name].

Under OIA I would like some facts about this blocking of sites.

1. Was this by instruction of the government or did ISP’s decide to block sites of their own decision?

2. Under what relevant law was this done?

3. Have there been requests to block [a website name] in the past?
By which I mean has a member of govt of public asked that DIA block [a website name] at any time before March 15th.
Was it blocked?
If not then why not?

4. Any documents related to the blocking of sites post the Christchurch attack.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Crow

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Tçnâ koe Andrew,


Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs,
which was received by the Department this morning on 18 March 2019
(your request is included with this email).


The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as
practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20^th working day is 15
April 2019.


Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides
information that is identified to be of general public interest, the
response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs
website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request,
all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be


Ngâ mihi


Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua 
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |
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Dear Andrew,


Please find attached a response to your OIA request from the Department of
Internal Affairs.


Kind regards


Rachel Chrystall | Senior Advisor Official Correspondence | Regulatory
Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua
45 Pipitea St | Thorndon |Wellington 6011| New Zealand

DD: +64 4 816 4041 |Extn: 6041 | [1]




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