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Actions of Councillor Teri O'Neill

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From: Cheryl Beauchamp

Dear Wellington City Council,

1. Has Councillor Teri O'Neill made any complaint about any other councillor or member of staff? If so, I request copies of all documentation relating to that complaint or complaints.

2. Has Councillor Teri O'Neill been the subject of any complaint by any other councillor or member of staff? If so, I request copies of all documentation relating to that complaint or complaints.

3. Has Councillor Teri O'Neill communicated on council-controlled email or electronic communication systems with any other councillor or member of staff about or referring to the investigation by Maria Dew QC into a false complaint of sexual assault against a Labour Party staff member? If so, I request copies of all such communications.

Yours faithfully,

Cheryl Beauchamp

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Wellington City Council

Dear Cheryl

Thank you for your email dated 18 December 2019 requesting information about the actions of Councillor Teri O'Neill

Our team will manage your request under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 which requires us to respond as soon as possible, but no later than 20 working days of receipt.

Please note the period 25 December 2019 to 15 January 2020 inclusive is not considered working days. The 20 working days allowed for your response will be on hold over this period, and will continue again from 16 January. As a result we will respond as soon as possible but no later than 7 February 2020.

Further information can be found on the Office of the Ombudsman's website at http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

The reference number for your request is IRO-9505.

Please contact us if you have any further questions.

Kind regards

Jessica Hall
Assurance Services Coordinator  | Wellington City Council
P +64 (0)4 801 4178 | M  +64278030345
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The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and intended for the addressee only.
If you are not the intended recipient, you are asked to respect that confidentiality and not disclose, copy or make use of its contents.
If received in error you are asked to destroy this email and contact the sender immediately. Your assistance is appreciated.

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From: BUS: Assurance
Wellington City Council

Kia ora Cheryl

 

Thank you for your request for information dated 19 December 2019. Please
find the decision on each of your questions as set out below:

 

1.      Has Councillor Teri O'Neill made any complaint about any other
councillor or member of staff?  If so, I request copies of all
documentation relating to that complaint or complaints.

Councillor O’Neill has made no complaints about other Councillors or
officers of Wellington City Council since becoming an elected member.

 

2.      Has Councillor Teri O'Neill been the subject of any complaint by
any other councillor or member of staff?  If so, I request copies of all
documentation relating to that complaint or complaints.

Councillor O’Neill has not been the subject of any complaints by other
Councillors or officers of Wellington City Council since becoming an
elected member.

 

3.      Has Councillor Teri O'Neill communicated on council-controlled
email or electronic communication systems with any other councillor or
member of staff about or referring to the investigation by Maria Dew QC
into a false complaint of sexual assault against a Labour Party staff
member?  If so, I request copies of all such communications.

Councillor O’Neill has not used Council-owned electronic devices in
relation to a Labour Party investigation.  

 

Under section 17 (g) of the Local Government Official Information and
Meetings Act 1987, this information is refused as it is not held by the
local authority.

If you disagree with the decision then you can apply in writing to the
Office of the Ombudsman to have the decision reviewed.

 

Ngâ mihi

Phyllis Lee

 

Phyllis Lee | Team Leader Complaints  and Information Assurance

Ara Whaimana | Strategy and Governance

Te Kaunihera o Pôneke | Wellington City Council 

 

The information contained in this email is privileged and confidential and
intended for the addressee only.

If you are not the intended recipient, you are asked to respect that
confidentiality and not disclose, copy or make use of its contents. If
received in error you are asked to destroy this email and contact the
sender immediately. Your assistance is appreciated.

 

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