The Treasury

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Treasury generally ask for a personal postal or email address to confirm eligibility "and to contact you". You should send these details privately, not through where they would be published. You should also not allow them to correspond with you about the request over private email, as then other users cannot help you and the context of the request is lost.

  1. When providing your personal details, include words to the effect of: "These details are provided solely to confirm my eligibility under the Official Information Act s12(1). Do not use these details for any correspondence or clarification about the request. For the purposes of OIA s16(2) my preferred way of receiving information is by email reply to the address from which you received the request. If you send correspondence to my private address you will be asked to re-send it to the email address, where it may still be published."
  2. Add an annotation to your request outlining that you have provided them eligibility information directly.
  3. If you do receive contact (email, postal) bypassing, ask them to re-send it by email to the address as you have asked. Add an annotation to the request noting this happened.

102 requests

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Costing of sale of TVNZ
Response by The Treasury to Merrin Macleod on .
Long overdue.
Dear Merrin Macleod   Please find attached acknowledgement of your request for information under the Official Information Act.   Could we ask...
Briefing Papers on Land Ownership
Response by The Treasury to Fabrizio on .
Partially successful.
    The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and intended for the addressee only.  If you are not the intended recip...

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