Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Systems

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) is used in Horowhenua District Council facilities in order to help reduce crime, the possibility of anti-social behaviour and to promote community safety. 

The cameras operating throughout the locations will store images. CCTV footage will only be reviewed by authorised staff in accordance with the purpose noted above or for the purposes of regularly checking that the system is operational. No attempt is made to identify individuals from CCTV footage except in relation to a reported or suspected incident requiring investigation.

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is designed to inform you of the scope of the personal information that Horowhenua District Council (HDC) collects with its Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) system and your rights in relation to that information. Nothing in this notice limits or excludes your rights under the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993.

Information that is collected

HDC has CCTV monitoring and recording capabilities in the Civic Building, Te Takeretanga o Kura-hau-pō,Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park and a number of infrastructure sites throughout the district. CCTV cameras are primarily located at pedestrian and vehicular entry/exit points with additional cameras in each building. Signage advising of CCTV equipment will give notice of areas covered by such equipment. The Civic Building has several cameras recording Council proceedings and are linked to Councillors, staff or members of the community involved in discussions. The capture of images of the public gallery is possible.

Purpose of collecting the information

The CCTV system supports HDC's compliance of Health and Safety requirements in addition to supporting crime reduction and damage to property.

Security and sharing of your Information

HDC takes all reasonable steps to protect personal information against loss, manipulation, misuse and unauthorised access. HDC may make archived CCTV images available to official government agencies in accordance with principles 10 and 11 of the New Zealand Privacy Act. 

Rights of individuals to access the Information

If you are recorded by HDC’s CCTV cameras, you have the right to access that footage and to make any corrections so long as that information relates to you and is reasonably accessible. The length of storage of footage varies between cameras so the information may not be available at the time of your request.

You may request confirmation of whether or not HDC holds personal information about you. You may request access to this information. Access will be granted unless one of the grounds for refusal, listed in the New Zealand Privacy Act, applies.

More information

To find out more please contact the Privacy Officer at Horowhenua District Council.