Copies of emails

Robert Stewart made this Official Information request to Dunedin City Council

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From: Robert Stewart

Dear Dunedin City Council,

In an ODT article dated today Friday 24th May https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/email...

David Benson-Pope refers to emails sent by Lee Vandervis to two council staff members that were “abusive & totally offensive" can I request copies of these emails and all information & correspondence related to those emails under the OIA?

Yours faithfully,

Robert Stewart

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From: Jenny Lapham
Dunedin City Council


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Please find attached the response to your request for information.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Lapham

Governance Support Officer
Civic               

P  03 477 4000  |   E [1][email address

Dunedin City Council, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin

PO Box 5045, Dunedin 9054

New Zealand

[2]www.dunedin.govt.nz

 

 

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From: Robert Stewart

Dear Jenny Lapham,

I’m happy to receive these emails with the names of those natural persons redacted as I’m only interested in the body and content of said emails.

If you refuse I will of course be asking the ombudsman to review it.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Stewart

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Rich Seager left an annotation ()

Hi Robert,

Jenny seems to have a problem passing on emails.

Following with interest.

Rich

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From: Jenny Lapham
Dunedin City Council


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Dear Robert

 

As per my letter the Council declines to provide the e-mails to protect
protection of privacy of natural persons.  You do have the right to seek a
review of the decision by the Office of the Ombudsman.

 

Regards

 

 

Jennifer Lapham

Governance Support Officer
Civic               

P  03 477 4000  |   E [1][email address

Dunedin City Council, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin

PO Box 5045, Dunedin 9054

New Zealand

[2]www.dunedin.govt.nz

 

 

 

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From: Robert Stewart <[FYI request #10378 email]>
Sent: Friday, 21 June 2019 2:23 p.m.
To: Jenny Lapham <[email address]>
Subject: Re: LGOIMA Request

 

Dear Jenny Lapham,

I’m happy to receive these emails with the names of those natural persons
redacted as I’m only interested in the body and content of said emails.

If you refuse I will of course be asking the ombudsman to review it.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Stewart

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From: Robert Stewart

Dear Jenny Lapham,

As I believe it’s in the public interest, which supersedes that particular clause, you leave me no choice but to ask the ombudsman to intervene.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Stewart

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Robert Stewart left an annotation ()

Due to the refusal I’ve made a complaint to the ombudsman today.

I believe the emails are in the public interest to be released as they have previously been cited both in council meetings and media and therefore it is in the public interest for them to be released.
Public interest supersedes the particular clause that the DCC is citing.
Not only that but correspondence between publicly elected officials and civil servants should be discoverable by the public they serve.

Due to the upcoming elections this year I believe this is a matter of urgency as it speaks directly to the suitability of those elected to council.

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Robert Stewart left an annotation ()

Also not surprising but absolutely cynical to wait to the last hour on the last day to send a reply refusing the info.

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H Enderby (Account suspended) left an annotation ()

Try asking them to copy and paste into a reply, the offending sentences. And also ask which agencies were contacted to report IE NZ police. In my experience, ombudsman is as much use as mammaries on a bull.

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From: Sharon Bodeker
Dunedin City Council


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Dear Mr Stewart

 

I refer to your email below, and your subsequent complaint made to the
Office of the Ombudsman about the information requested being declined.

 

Subsequent to our decision to withhold the information requested, we have
become aware that the emails you referred to have been made publicly
available through a facebook group by other parties.  In light of this, we
have decided to release the information to you.  Please find attached the
emails requested.  I note that the redaction in the attached document
relates to an email not requested by you.

 

Kind regards

 

Sharon Bodeker

TEAM LEADER CIVIC               

P  03 477 4000  |  DD  03 474 3231  |  M  021 178 5337  |  E
[1][email address

Dunedin City Council, 50 The Octagon, Dunedin

PO Box 5045, Dunedin 9054

New Zealand

[2]www.dunedin.govt.nz

 

 

 

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From: Robert Stewart <[FOI #10378 email]>
Sent: Friday, 24 May 2019 10:10 p.m.
To: Official Information <[email address]>
Subject: Official Information request - Copies of emails

 

Dear Dunedin City Council,

In an ODT article dated today Friday 24th May
[4]https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/email...

David Benson-Pope refers to emails sent by Lee Vandervis to two council
staff members that were “abusive & totally offensive" can I request copies
of these emails and all information & correspondence related to those
emails under the OIA?

Yours faithfully,

Robert Stewart

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