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VUW: Records mentioning scientists Dr Ned Nikolov and/or Dr Karl Zeller and/or Dr Roy Spencer

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear Victoria University of Wellington,

Please provide any records (including but not limited to internal/external: documents, emails, notes, minutes, text messages, or social media messages) mentioning scientists Dr Ned Nikolov and/or Dr Karl Zeller and/or Dr Roy Spencer as mentioned in the links below.

For context - so that you can correctly identify the individuals - some links relevant to their work are mentioned in the links below.
1) 2017 Peer Reviewed and Published Paper Describing How Earth's Long Term Average Temperature can be estimated from NASA data on other planets without referencing the composition of Earth's atmosphere. That is, the finding is that CO2 does not have an impact on the long term average temperature of Earth.
https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/...

2) Blog reply by Ned Nikolov in response to a critique by Dr Roy Spencer
https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/01/...

Yours faithfully,

Chris Johnston

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear Victoria University of Wellington,

Note: There has been a corruption of the record for this OIA on the fyi.org.nz website - which I have reported as a complaint to the administrator.

Please confirm that the request for information preparing for a possible quantitative response is underway. As per the associated OIA requests - is the ETA 15 November 2019?

From my point of view I am assisting VUW to comply with the law in answering the original OIA.

Could you also please respond to my responses to the VUW logic in declining the OIA. If VUW have not changed their mind this will determine whether we head to the Ombudsman.

If there is no response by the close of business on Thursday 7 November then I will assume that you are not reconsidering. If you want to buy time to reconsider then please provide a date.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Johnston

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From: OIA Requests
Victoria University of Wellington

Kia ora Chris

 

The University has not received an OIA request relating to Dr Ned Nikolov,
Dr Karl Zeller, Dr Roy Spencer.

 

Ngâ mihi nui

 

Georgia Tawharu

Adviser, Information Access and Copyright – Legal Services

Victoria University of Wellington | Te Whare Wânanga o te Ûpoko o te Ika a
Mâui

 

Phone: 04 463 5249

Room 213, Hunter Building

Gate 2 Kelburn Parade PO Box 600, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

 

This message and any attachments may contain confidential information. If
you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately
and destroy any copies of this e-mail.

 

 

 

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

It is perplexing that VUW believes that it has not received a request to this OIA logged on fyi.org.nz

https://fyi.org.nz/request/11355-vuw-rec...

Could you please regard this OIA as received as at the date of this message as described in the record dates 2 October 2019. The text of that letter (which is publicly available) is shown below:

Please provide any records (including but not limited to internal/external: documents, emails, notes, minutes, text messages, or social media messages) mentioning scientists Dr Ned Nikolov and/or Dr Karl Zeller and/or Dr Roy Spencer as mentioned in the links below.

For context - so that you can correctly identify the individuals - some links relevant to their work are mentioned in the links below.
1) 2017 Peer Reviewed and Published Paper Describing How Earth's Long Term Average Temperature can be estimated from NASA data on other planets without referencing the composition of Earth's atmosphere. That is, the finding is that CO2 does not have an impact on the long term average temperature of Earth.
https://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/...

2) Blog reply by Ned Nikolov in response to a critique by Dr Roy Spencer
https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/01/...

Please provide an acknowledgement of receipt.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

I would like to confirm that this OIA has been received and is being actioned by VUW.

Can you also please confirm the date that you expect to reply?

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

I would like to confirm that this OIA has been received and is being actioned by VUW.

Can you also please confirm the date that you expect to reply?

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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Kia ora Chris

 

As stated in my email of 6 November 2019, the University has not received
an OIA request relating to Dr Ned Nikolov, Dr Karl Zeller, and Dr Roy
Spencer.

 

The only correspondence the University holds on this matter is as follows:

-          Your email of 5 November 2019 asking if the University had
received an OIA request relating to Dr Ned Nikolov, Dr Karl Zeller, and Dr
Roy Spencer;

-          My response of 6 November 2019 confirming that the University
had not received an OIA request relating to Dr Ned Nikolov, Dr Karl
Zeller, and Dr Roy Spencer;

-          Your email of 9 December 2019 asking for the University to
confirm receipt of an OIA request relating to Dr Ned Nikolov, Dr Karl
Zeller, and Dr Roy Spencer, and confirmation of the expected date of
response.

 

If you wish to make an OIA request relating to Dr Ned Nikolov,  Dr Karl
Zeller, and Dr Roy Spencer, let us know. Please provide details of the
information you wish to receive, and the University will consider this as
a new OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Georgia Tawharu

Adviser, Information Access & Copyright

Legal Services

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

 

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|Phone +64 4 463 |
|5249 |
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|[1]www.wgtn.ac.nz ||
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you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately
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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

Thank you for your reply of 19 December 2019.

It is perplexing that VUW believes that it has not received a request of the following OIA logged on fyi.org.nz Maybe a spam filter or similar? The OIA record and history of communication is listed at the link below:

https://fyi.org.nz/request/11355-vuw-rec...

I will send the original text again next, and then a follow up email to ask whether you have received these first two emails – so a total of 3 emails – all sent on 5 January 2020.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

This OIA has had trouble being emailed to you – we will see whether this is successful. This is the second of 3 emails sent on 5 January 2020.

Please provide any information/records (including but not limited to internal/external: documents, emails, notes, minutes, text messages, or social media messages) mentioning scientists Dr Ned Nikolov and/or Dr Karl Zeller and/or Dr Roy Spencer as mentioned in the links below.

For context - so that you can correctly identify the individuals - some links relevant to their work are mentioned in the links below.

1) 2017 Peer Reviewed and Published Paper Describing How Earth's Long Term Average Temperature can be estimated from NASA data on other planets without referencing the composition of Earth's atmosphere. That is, the finding is that CO2 does not have an impact on the long term average temperature of Earth.

Links to copies of the paper are provided below (multiple in case one link breaks):

https://www.researchgate.net/publication...

https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Ne...

https://www.scribd.com/document/41361684...

2) Blog reply by Ned Nikolov in response to a critique by Dr Roy Spencer

https://tallbloke.wordpress.com/2019/01/...

Since previous attempts at communicating through this channel have failed, I will send a subsequent email with minimal text and no links to:
a) Confirm that you have received the first two and
b) Provide a time stamp so that you can search in a spam filter or similar for emails sent about the same time.

Please provide an acknowledgement of receipt.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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Victoria University of Wellington

Thank you for your email.  The University is closed until Monday 6 January
2020.  You will receive a response to your email as soon as possible after
that date.

Nga Mihi

OIA Team

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

This is the 3rd of 3 emails sent on 5 January 2020. It seeks confirmation that you have received the first 2 and this one – or some other variation.

I have just resubmitted the OIA and would appreciate it if you could confirm receipt.

If you have not received anything from me then please search your spam filters for an email date stamped around the same time as this email.

Please confirm either way – i.e. (i) received, (ii) lost and found, or (iii) lost and unfindable.

Sorry for the confusion that this must be causing you.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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Kia ora

 

Official information request for information mentioning scientists Ned
Nikolov, Karl Zeller, and Roy Spencer

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
dated 5 January 2020.

 

We received your request on 5 January. We will endeavour to respond to
your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 13
February, being 20 working days after the day your request was received.
If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of
an extension of that timeframe.

 

If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your
request, please do not hesitate to contact me so that these can be taken
into account.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Georgia Tawharu

Adviser, Information Access & Copyright

Legal Services

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

 

+-------------------+
|Phone +64 4 463 |
|5249 |
|-------------------|
|[1]www.wgtn.ac.nz ||
|0800 04 04 04 |
|-------------------|
+-------------------+

This message and any attachments may contain confidential information. If
you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately
and destroy any copies of this e-mail.

 

 

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Please find the attached response to your request for information.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Georgia Tawharu

Adviser, Information Access & Copyright

Legal Services

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

 

+-------------------+
|Phone +64 4 463 |
|5249 |
|-------------------|
|[1]www.wgtn.ac.nz ||
|0800 04 04 04 |
|-------------------|
+-------------------+

This message and any attachments may contain confidential information. If
you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately
and destroy any copies of this e-mail.

 

 

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http://www.wgtn.ac.nz/

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

Thanks for the reply.

Could you please confirm the following:
1) The search terms used in O365 for each search - this helps me to understand the completeness of the search. For example "Dr Ned Nikolov" would yield different results to Dr Ned Nikolov without quotes or Nikolov by itself.
2) What repositories O365 includes for Victoria University that are included in the search (e.g. SharePoint, Email etc).
3) Whether the whole of the university email system runs through O365 - or whether there are other email platforms used. This tells me whether the email search is likely to cover all email traffic for the University.

I am considering the request for charging - but need to know the completeness of the search (see 1 to 3 above) in order to assess whether it is likely to have found everything.

I will also forward this to the Ombudsman who is conversing with me about my other related OIAs.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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Kia ora

 

Official information request for information on Office365 searches

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request
dated 17 February 2020.

 

We received your request on 17 February. We will endeavour to respond to
your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 16 March,
being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are
unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an
extension of that timeframe.

 

If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your
request, please do not hesitate to contact me so that these can be taken
into account.

 

Ngā mihi nui

 

Georgia Tawharu

Adviser, Information Access & Copyright

Legal Services

Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

 

+-------------------+
|Phone +64 4 463 |
|5249 |
|-------------------|
|[1]www.wgtn.ac.nz ||
|0800 04 04 04 |
|-------------------|
+-------------------+

This message and any attachments may contain confidential information. If
you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately
and destroy any copies of this e-mail.

 

 

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