This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'The interview between the alleged Christchurch gunman and a Police Firearms Officer'.

1 May 2019 
Our Reference: IR-01-19-8776 
Matthew Theunissen 
Email: [FYI request #9923 email] 
Dear Mr Theunissen 
I am writing to you in response to your request submitted 25 March 2019. You requested: 
I wish to request a transcript of the interview conducted with the alleged 
Christchurch murderer Brenton Tarrant by a Police Firearms Officer, which I 
understand was conducted before he was granted a firearms licence. 

I further wish to request any additional information held in relation to Tarrant’s 
application for a licence and any other correspondence relating to the granting of 
the licence.  
I have considered your request and my response is as follows. 
There is no transcript of any recorded interview on the file. Notes made of the interview 
conducted with Brenton Tarrant before he was granted a firearms licence is refused 
pursuant to section 6(c) of the Official Information Act 1982, as the making available of 
the information is likely to prejudice the maintenance of the law including the prevention, 
investigation and detection of offences and the right to a fair trial. 
All other additional information held in relation to Brenton Tarrant’s firearms licence 
application process pertain to a current investigation / prosecution and this part of your 
request is refused pursuant to section 6(c) of the Official Information Act 1982. 
I can advise you, a statement was published on the Police website that you may find 
useful, please refer to the below link:

Police National Headquarters  
180 Molesworth Street. PO Box 3017, Wellington 6140, New Zealand.  
Telephone: 04 474 9499. Fax: 04 498 7400. 

You have the right, under section 28(3) of the Official Information Act 1982, to ask the 
Ombudsman to review my decision if you are not satisfied with the way I have responded 
to your request. 
Yours sincerely 
Mike McIlraith 
Arms Service Delivery Group