NZ Firearm Licences 2017

Mark Hanna made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

Response to this request is delayed. By law, New Zealand Police should normally have responded promptly and by (details and exceptions)

From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koutou,

In April 2017, I asked NZ Police for information on the number and type of current firearm licences (reference 16/7758/9). I would like to ask for a current version of the same figures. Ideally, I would hope that this information could be released in a way that would allow it to be directly compared with the information released in response to my 2017 request.

Please release the following information:

1. The number of current New Zealand firearm licences, broken down by the following:
(a) Type of licence (e.g. dealer licence, visitor’s licence)
(b) Gender of licence holder
(c) Age of licence holder
(d) Endorsements on the licence

2. The number of current New Zealand firearm licences with an “E” endorsement, broken down by the following:
(a) Gender of licence holder
(b) Age of licence holder

3. The total number of firearm licence holders, and the total number of firearm licences with each endorsement type, in each Police District.

Please also explain any relevant caveats that should be kept in mind when analysing this information.

Please provide this information in a machine-readable spreadsheet format, such as CSV or XLSX.

If any part of my request is unclear, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If any of the information that I have requested is unavailable or would be difficult to retrieve, but similar information might be readily available, I would be happy to discuss altering or refining my request.

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

Link to this

New Zealand Police

Thank you for your email, you may like to click on the link below to find
the information you require. 
https://www.police.govt.nz/faq/how-do-i-...

-----Mark Hanna <[FOI #9870 email]> wrote:
-----
To: OIA/LGOIMA requests at New Zealand Police <[New Zealand Police request email]>
From: Mark Hanna <[FOI #9870 email]>
Date: 16/03/2019 09:09PM
Subject: Official Information request - NZ Firearm Licences 2017

Tēnā koutou,
In April 2017, I asked NZ Police for information on the number and type of
current firearm licences (reference 16/7758/9). I would like to ask for a
current version of the same figures. Ideally, I would hope that this
information could be released in a way that would allow it to be directly
compared with the information released in response to my 2017 request.
Please release the following information:
1. The number of current New Zealand firearm licences, broken down by the
following:
(a) Type of licence (e.g. dealer licence, visitor’s licence)
(b) Gender of licence holder
(c) Age of licence holder
(d) Endorsements on the licence
2. The number of current New Zealand firearm licences with an “E”
endorsement, broken down by the following:
(a) Gender of licence holder
(b) Age of licence holder
3. The total number of firearm licence holders, and the total number of
firearm licences with each endorsement type, in each Police District.
Please also explain any relevant caveats that should be kept in mind when
analysing this information.
Please provide this information in a machine-readable spreadsheet format,
such as CSV or XLSX.
If any part of my request is unclear, please don't hesitate to contact me.
If any of the information that I have requested is unavailable or would be
difficult to retrieve, but similar information might be readily available,
I would be happy to discuss altering or refining my request.
Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna
-------------------------------------------------------------------
This is an Official Information request made via the FYI website.
Please use this email address for all replies to this request:
[FOI #9870 email]
Is [New Zealand Police request email] the wrong address for Official Information
requests to New Zealand Police? If so, please contact us using this form:
[1]https://fyi.org.nz/change_request/new?bo...
Disclaimer: This message and any reply that you make will be published on
the internet. Our privacy and copyright policies:
[2]https://fyi.org.nz/help/officers
If you find this service useful as an Official Information officer, please
ask your web manager to link to us from your organisation's OIA or LGOIMA
page.

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koe,

I expect the email response I received last night was an automated message, but in light of it I feel that I should clarify that I have not requested any information about myself. This is a request made under the Official Information Act, not the Privacy Act.

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

Link to this

From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koe,

I would like to be able to use the information I have requested to help inform a submission on gun law reform. However, as you will be aware, the Prime Minister has announced that there will only be a very short window during which submissions will be accepted. In light of this, I ask that this request be treated as urgent.

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

Link to this

From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koe,

As I'm sure you're aware, the deadline for submissions on the Arms (Prohibited Firearms, Magazines, and Parts) Amendment Bill is 6pm tomorrow (2019-04-04). Though the legal deadline for this OIA request is not until the 2019-04-12, I asked on 2019-03-24 that this request be treated as urgent in light of that short window for submissions.

Assuming you're not able to send the response now, could you please confirm for me whether or not I should expect to receive a response to this request prior to the deadline tomorrow? If I can, how much time can I expect to have between receiving the response and the 6pm deadline for submissions?

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

Link to this

From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koe,

A response to this request was due no later than the 12th of April, which has now passed. I have not received any response from any of my follow-up questions to this request. Can you please confirm for me that it is being worked from, and let me know when I can expect the response?

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

Link to this

From: MAUNDER, Renee
New Zealand Police


Attachment image001.png
10K Download


Good morning

 

I can confirm that this request is being worked on. As you can imagine,
the events of 15 March and the subsequent changes to the firearms
legislation have meant that our resources in this area have been
stretched. While our firearms and OIA teams are working on your request,
the volume of work on this topic has been almost overwhelming. The
Official Information Act allows extensions only for collation and
consultation. This is how it should be, but is does mean that in
circumstances like this we are not able to extend the deadlines. We will
get the information to you as soon as we are able, I’m sorry I can’t be
more precise than that.

 

Warm regards

 

Renée

 

 

Renée Maunder

Senior Advisor

Ministerial Services

 

P +64 4 470 7119

DDI 44419

E [1][email address]

 

[2]wordmark transparent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From: [email address]
[mailto:[email address]]
Sent: Monday, 15 April 2019 8:53 a.m.
To: MAUNDER, Renee <[email address]>
Subject: Fw: Re: Official Information request - NZ Firearm Licences 2017

 

show quoted sections

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Anyone:
New Zealand Police only: