You can request information from NAIT using the data access request form.
Applications to access non-personal information may be approved if it is for one of the purposes set out in section 40 of the NAIT Act. We will not grant any direct access to the NAIT database, except for the Crown or an approved agency fulfilling a purpose under the NAIT Act.
In some cases, a data request will need to be assessed by our data access panel. The members have specialist experience and knowledge of the livestock industry and privacy law.
See who's on the data access panel
Completed data access request forms should be sent to NAITsysadmin@ospri.co.nz
Making a complaint to the panel
If an applicant is dissatisfied with decisions or determinations by the Administrator or determinations by the Panel in accordance with section 50 of the NAIT Act 2012 they can lodge a complaint to the panel.
For more information and details about how to make a complaint please see the NAIT Data Access Complaints Procedure document.
Significant data requests are published in our annual report each year, to meet our requirements under the NAIT Act.
The data access panel held three meetings and received two applications during the year. No conditions were placed on the applications for which data was granted and no complaints were received.
- Dairy industry animal welfare modelling
Request: Animal registration and movement information
Determination: Declined without consent from individuals concerned
- Regional water planning
Request: Number of animals per farm or water catchment in region
Determination: Granted at water catchment level
The NAIT data access panel received four applications and held two meeting in the year to June 2013. Three applications were of an industry good nature and one was a police production order. Three applications were granted and one was declined. No conditions were placed on the applications for which data was granted and no complaints were received.
- National livestock freight study
Request: Aggregate livestock movements between regions by origin and destination type
Determination: Granted (regional livestock movement was released without identifying the origin and destination types)
- Farmer health and safety assessments
Request: Farmer contact details
- Investigation into stock theft
Request: Tag usage and animal movement information
- Clifford Bay project
Request: Aggregate inter-island livestock movements for the year