Delay in publication of the annual TOR report covering 2018

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From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koutou,

I am awaiting the publication of the annual TOR report covering 2018.

In previous correspondence (reference IR-01-18-16744) I was told in December 2018 that "The annual [TOR] report covering 2018 will likely be published by April 2019". Then, in February, I was told "The annual report covering 2018 will likely be published mid-2019". More recently, at the end of July (reference IR-01-19-1956), I was told “The current anticipated release date for the TOR report is August 2019”.

However, August has now ended and as far as I have been able to tell the 2018 TOR report has not yet been published.

Could you please let me know the following:

1. When the annual TOR report covering 2018 is currently anticipated to be published.
2. The reasons why the publication of this report has been delayed from August 2019.

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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New Zealand Police

Kia Ora Mark
I refer to your request of 2 September 2019 as below.
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the Official Information Act
1982.
Kind regards
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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From: Mark Hanna <[FYI request #11118 email]>
Date: 02/09/2019 12:28PM
Subject: Official Information request - Delay in publication of the annual
TOR report covering 2018

Tēnā koutou,
I am awaiting the publication of the annual TOR report covering 2018.
In previous correspondence (reference IR-01-18-16744) I was told in
December 2018 that "The annual [TOR] report covering 2018 will likely be
published by April 2019". Then, in February, I was told "The annual report
covering 2018 will likely be published mid-2019". More recently, at the
end of July (reference IR-01-19-1956), I was told “The current anticipated
release date for the TOR report is August 2019”.
However, August has now ended and as far as I have been able to tell the
2018 TOR report has not yet been published.
Could you please let me know the following:
1. When the annual TOR report covering 2018 is currently anticipated to be
published.
2. The reasons why the publication of this report has been delayed from
August 2019.
Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna
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From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koe,

Thank you for your acknowledgement of my request. I hope I won't have to wait a full 20 working days (or 36 working days, as was the case with my previous request about when this report was expected to be published) to be told when the report is currently expected to be published.

Part 1 of my request is a very straightforward question, and I expect it would be reasonably practicable for it to be answered in less than a week. I would be quite happy to receive an answer to part 1 of my request before receiving an answer to part 2, if it would take longer for an answer to part 2 to be prepared.

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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From: Mark Hanna

Tēnā koe,

I am still awaiting a response to my request on 2019-09-02, regarding when the annual TOR report covering 2018 is expected to be published, and why it has been delayed.

As explained in my request, I was told in July that this report was anticipated to be published in August. We are now most of the way through September, and it has not yet been published. Given NZ Police received my most recent request over two weeks ago, I don’t understand why I have not yet received a response to part 1 of my request.

As I told NZ Police on 2019-09-03, I expect it would be reasonably practicable for part 1 of my request to be answered in less than a week.

Almost without exception, NZ Police have taken longer than legally allowable under the OIA to respond to my requests over the past 14 months. Please let me know how much longer I should expect to wait to receive an answer to part 1 of my request.

Ngā mihi,
Mark Hanna

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