State of National Emergency important notice

State of National Emergency


Police service update

Recent arrivals to New Zealand will receive a text message from Police to check they are complying will all self-isolation requirements.

Police is assisting the Medical Officer of Health to ensure all those who have arrived since 1am on Monday 16 March are self-isolating as instructed.

The text message will come from 4511.

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How do I make a request for official information concerning my speeding offences?

How do I make a request for official information concerning my speeding offences?

You may ask Police for official information you think Police holds. This type of information request is covered by the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA), not the Privacy Act 1993. The information may be available on the Police website, or you can make a request for it under the OIA.

The OIA entitles you to ask Police for:

  • any specified official information
  • information about internal policies, principles, rules or guidelines
  • information about a person other than yourself

Requests seeking information about another person (a third party) are processed under the Official Information Act. Considerations include:

  • the privacy of the other person
  • how old the information is
  • your relationship to the other person
  • the public interest in release.

You may complete and submit your request online at

Alternatively, you may download the Request for official information form, or write a letter or email, and deliver your completed request by hand or post or email to your nearest Police station or District Headquarters or Police National Headquarters.

Some guidance on making an OIA request is included on the Police form.

You can expect a reply within 20 working days of receipt of your request, unless an extension of that timeframe is notified.