PART 3 - GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO REQUESTS FOR ASSISTANCE
Confidentiality of request—
(1)A request for assistance and any documents supporting the request must be kept confidential by the New Zealand authorities who deal with the request, except to the extent that the disclosure is necessary for execution of the request.
(3)In this section, the ``New Zealand authorities'' are—
(c)every member of the police:
(d)every prison officer:
(e)every employee of or contractor engaged by a New Zealand agency that is authorised to deal with the request.
PART 8 - PROTECTION OF NATIONAL SECURITY OR THIRD PARTY INFORMATION
Part 9 request involving national security—
(1)If a request for assistance made under Part 9 of the Statute appears to concern the production of any documents or disclosure of evidence that would, in the opinion of the Attorney-General, prejudice New Zealand's national security interests, that request must be dealt with in accordance with the process specified in sections 161 and 162.
(2)If, having followed the specified process the matter is not able to be resolved, the Attorney-General may refuse the request or decline to authorise the production of the documents or giving of the evidence, as the case may be.
Cf Statute, articles 72(1), 93(4), 99(5)
3. The requested State shall keep confidential a request for cooperation and any documents supporting the request, except to the extent that the disclosure is necessary for execution of the request.