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Camera Surveillance

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Camera Surveillance

Updated 31 January 2019 9:46am

Camera Surveillance operates in a number of GWRC services and at GWRC managed or controlled locations. The following page provides further details regarding the purposes for which camera surveillance is utilised in each location.

GWRC Operated Camera Surveillance

GWRC operates camera surveillance as shown in the table below.

Location

Purpose

Camera Types

Rail Station facilities (stations, subways, bridges, carparks)

  • Crime prevention
  • Public and staff safety
  • Operational Situation Awareness
  • Fixed cameras
  • Mobile cameras

Within the passenger saloon on Metlink trains

  • Crime prevention
  • Public and staff safety
  • Fixed cameras

On the front and rear of Metlink trains

  • Public and staff safety
  • Fixed cameras

Parks and recreational spaces e.g. regional and forest parks

  • Crime prevention
  • Public and staff safety
  • Monitoring of access
  • Monitoring of trail usage
  • Monitoring of wildlife
  • Monitoring of pests
  • Fixed cameras
  • Mobile cameras (includes audio for wildlife monitoring only)
  • iPhones (includes audio)

Akura Nursery, Masterton

  • Crime prevention
  • Public and staff safety
  • Fixed cameras

Harbours

  • Monitoring of harbour conditions
  • Fixed cameras

GWRC Masterton Office

  • Crime prevention
  • Public and staff safety
  • Fixed cameras

GWRC managed forestry blocks

  • Crime prevention
  • Monitoring of access
  • Monitoring of trail usage
  • Fixed cameras
  • Mobile cameras

River banks and bridges e.g. Martinborough SH2 bridge

  • Monitoring of river conditions
  • Fixed cameras

Various locations across the district

  • Environmental monitoring
  • Surveying on flooding
  • Monitoring of wildlife
  • Monitoring of pests
  • Evidence collection under the Resource Management Act 1991
  • iPhones (includes audio)
  • iPads (includes audio)
  • Mobile cameras
  • Drones

Unless otherwise specified above audio recordings are not made as part of the footage.

Appropriate signage is available in areas where camera surveillance is in operation. Covert use of camera surveillance systems may be considered in circumstances where the law permits it.

Surveillance footage will only be viewed by authorised people in accordance with the purpose it was collected for or to ensure the system is operational.

GWRC provides KiwiRail Train Control with access to surveillance footage from the rail station facilities (stations, subways, bridges, carparks) to assist them with situational awareness on the rail network.

In the event of activity being recorded on our surveillance cameras which appears to be unlawful, we may pass that footage of the incident over to Police for the purpose of an investigation. Likewise, if the Police believe some unlawful activity was carried out, then they may view or ask us to hand over any footage that may assist in their investigation.

No attempt is made to identify individuals from footage except in relation to a reported or suspected incident requiring investigation.

If you would like to request access to GWRC-controlled camera footage you can contact us at privacy@gw.govt.nz.

Operator Controlled Camera Surveillance

A number of operators utilise camera surveillance whilst providing services to GWRC. The following table provides further details:

Location

Operator

Privacy Statement

Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua, and Wairarapa bus services

Tranzit

https://tranzit.co.nz/privacy-policy

Kapiti bus services

Uzabus Ltd

 

Wellington and Eastbourne bus services

NZ Bus Ltd

http://www.nzbus.co.nz/privacy

Newlands and Porirua/Tawa bus services

Mana Coach Services Ltd

 

Train security and operating staff body worn cameras

Transdev Wellington

http://www.transdevwellington.co.nz/footer-pages/privacy-disclaimer/

Please refer to the relevant Operator’s Privacy Statement for further information about what information they collect, who they share it with and how to request a copy of footage.