An agency may refuse to disclose any information requested pursuant to principle 6 if the disclosure of the information would be likely—
to prejudice the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand; or
to prejudice the entrusting of information to the Government of New Zealand on a basis of confidence by—
the Government of any other country or any agency of such a Government; or
any international organisation; or
to prejudice the maintenance of the law, including the prevention, investigation, and detection of offences, and the right to a fair trial; or
to endanger the safety of any individual.
to prejudice the security or defence of—
the self-governing State of the Cook Islands; or
the self-governing State of Niue; or
the Ross Dependency; or
to prejudice relations between any of the Governments of—
the self-governing State of the Cook Islands:
to prejudice the international relations of the Governments of—
the self-governing State of Niue.
Compare: 1982 No 156 s 27(1)(a); 1987 No 8 s 4(2); 1987 No 174 s 26(1)(a)