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Our Wellington office is temporarily closed

As a result of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck central New Zealand on 14 November, our Wellington office building, as with others in the central business district, is continuing to be assessed for safety reasons. We're awaiting a final decision on whether the buiding is safe to re-occupy and hope to re-open as soon as possible.

Police not requiring photo ID in quake zone

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has looked into reports by some news media that Police were insisting travellers along SH1, south of Seddon, carry photo ID in order to determine whether they have legitimate reasons to be in the area.

IPCA and OPC call for legislative framework for Police Vetting Service

An independent review of the Police Vetting Service by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) and the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) has identified a number of key ways the Service can improve privacy safeguards for individuals and protect the public.