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From: Peter Nielson

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

I request the following information under the official information act:

I wish to know MFATs policy regarding staff who reside in an MFAT owned or rented residence due to their position (for example the residence of New Zealand's ambassador to South Korea or the residence of the New Zealand consul general in Hong Kong).

Specifically - are adult children or step children (over 25) of MFAT staff who live in an MFAT owned or funded residence permitted to live in that residence also?

Are there any limits on how long adult children may live in an MFAT owned or rented residence inhabited by an MFAT staff member?

Are adult children of MFAT staff living in a MFAT owned or rented residence required to contribute to the costs of the residence (by paying rent and expenses?)

How many adult children of MFAT staff currently reside in an MFAT owned or rented residence?

What is the estimated cost to MFAT to host adult children in MFAT residences per year?

Are official cars or MFAT supplied taxi chits or paid cab or shuttle expenses used to transport adult children of MFAT staff on any occasion? If so, what is the total expenditure?

What type of agreements or rules does MFAT have for its staff governing the use of residences? I request copies of any policy documents on this.

Has MFAT formally or informally investigated inappropriate usage of residences over the past five years? What was the outcome of any investigation?

Yours faithfully,

P Nielson

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Thank you for your enquiry.

o For urgent consular issues, or if you are a New Zealand citizen
overseas needing assistance, please email [email address]

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website; vacancies:
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[email address]

o Visas for New Zealand are issued by Immigration New Zealand. For
information on visas and travelling to New Zealand, please see their
website: [3]www.immigration.govt.nz

o For information on Visas for Other Countries please contact the
relevant foreign representative to New Zealand. A full list can be
found on our website: [4]www.mfat.govt.nz/en/embassies/

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their website for more information: [5]www.passports.govt.nz

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For all other enquiries you can expect a response in due course.

 

Kind regards,

MFAT Enquiries
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere
195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901
Wellington 6160
New Zealand
[10]www.mfat.govt.nz | [11]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

 

 

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Dear Full Name

 

Thank you for your OIA request, this email confirms receipt and advises
that your request has been sent to the appropriate division for response.

 

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From: Peter Nielson
[mailto:[FYI request #11836 email]]

Sent: Monday, 9 December 2019 6:00 AM

To: ENQUIRIES

Subject: Official Information request - Residences

 

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

 

I request the following information under the official information act:

 

I wish to know MFATs policy regarding staff who reside in an MFAT owned or
rented residence due to their position (for example the residence of New
Zealand's ambassador to South Korea or the residence of the New Zealand
consul general in Hong Kong).

 

Specifically - are adult children or step children (over 25) of MFAT staff
who live in an MFAT owned or funded residence permitted to live in that
residence also?

 

Are there any limits on how long adult children may live in an MFAT owned
or rented residence inhabited by an MFAT staff member?

 

Are adult children of MFAT staff living in a MFAT owned or rented
residence required to contribute to the costs of the residence (by paying
rent and expenses?)

 

How many adult children of MFAT staff currently reside in an MFAT owned or
rented residence?

 

What is the estimated cost to MFAT to host adult children in MFAT
residences per year?

 

Are official cars or MFAT supplied taxi chits or paid cab or shuttle
expenses used to transport adult children of MFAT staff on any occasion?
If so, what is the total expenditure?

 

What type of agreements or rules does MFAT have for its staff governing
the use of residences? I request copies of any policy documents on this.

 

Has MFAT formally or informally investigated inappropriate usage of
residences over the past five years? What was the outcome of any
investigation?

 

Yours faithfully,

 

P Nielson

 

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Dear Peter Nielson

 

Please see the attached correspondence regarding your recent Official
Information Act request.

 

Kind regards

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

T +64 4 439 8000   E  [1][email address]  

 

[2]www.mfat.govt.nz | [3]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901
Wellington 6160

New Zealand

[4]www.mfat.govt.nz | [5]www.embassy.govt.nz | [6]www.aid.govt.nz |
[7]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

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