Digital & Media Expert Group

Matthew Hooton made this Official Information request to Jacinda Ardern

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From: Matthew Hooton

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

The NZ Herald has reported that you have “put together a group of digital and media experts who met with [you] for the first time in Auckland on [Friday 5 April 2019] to discuss what happened and may be a sounding board and think tank for future policy proposals”. Please see

Under the OIA, I request:

1. Who were these experts (and any others who were invited but could not attend)?

2. Who selected them, when and what criteria was used?

3. What were the objectives for the group and it’s first meeting?

4. All notes taken by officials or ministerial staff at the first meeting.

5. Information on future meetings and the objectives and work programme for the group.

Thank you for your prompt reply.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Hooton

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From: Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora,


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From: Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern

I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

Your request will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Dinah Okeby
Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings Wellington 6012

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Tena koe Matthew,



On behalf of Mike Munro, please find attached a letter in response to your
OIA, received on 6 April 2019.




Nga mihi,


Adaire Koia-Ward| Private Secretary (Administration)

Office of the Prime Minister

+64 4 817 8700 |[1][email address]




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Dear Matthew Hooton


On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your request to
the Ombudsman regarding a response this Office provided you on 10 May


Yours sincerely


Tabitha Spicer

Private Secretary (Administration) │Office of the Prime Minister

DDI  : + 64 4 817 8700

Level 9 Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011



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