e Ministry of Civil Defence DEF>ARTMENT OF THE
& Emergency Management
PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET
TE TA.RI O TE PIRIMIA ME TE KOMITI MATUA
Te Rakau Whal<arnarumaru
5 September 2019
fyi-request-10668-e8f95373@requests. fyi. org. nz
Dear Mr Glassey
Official Information Act request relating to Reference tio Animal Welfare in 2016/17
Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) request received on 9 August
2019. You requested:
" .. . With the 2016117 engagement [for the National Disaster Resilience Strategy], these
would have formed part of any analysis and/or consultation.
As per the original OIA, can you please supply information held from that process that
pertains to animal welfare."
I note this response has been prepared separately from the remainder of your questions in
relation to the National Disaster Resilience Strategy, which you will be receiving in a
separate set of responses (OIA-2019/20-0009).
In our search of records we identified two documents with information relevant to your
request. We have decided to provide you an extract of a document at this point in time,
and to provide context of how it relates to your request. Please let us know if you wish
to receive further detail.
In 2016, National Workshops were held seeking to identify National Resilience Strengths,
Gaps and Next Steps.
A spreadsheet capturing Workshop feedback included the following
# Building Blocks/Things in Place
Existing arrangements, frameworks for animal welfare governance
and rural sector. Need to be strengthened. MPI,
The location of 'T' indicates the workshop to have been held in Tauranga.
Based on our filing for the National Disaster Resilience Strategy, we have also identified that
on 3 June 2016, a workshop was held, which records indic:ate was the 'Welfare Strategy
Workshop'. A spreadsheet collating feedback from the workshop included a tab titled
'psychosocial'. In a column titled 'SWAP Approach/What next?', four of the 29 entries in this
column related to animals or pets. These entries were: "More pets", "More pets - friendly
animals everywhere", "PTSD dogs", and "Pet Therapy". None of these entries appear to
relate to the remainder of the document.
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