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Ministerial correspondence on waste and recycling policy

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From: Niamh Peren

Dear Eugenie Sage,

I am requesting all correspondence between you, your office including all political and departmental officials, and the Ministry for the Environment, regarding Waste and Recycling Management, Policy, and Thumbs Up New Zealand in 2019. I also seek all correspondence between you and your Green Party Colleagues on these subjects.

Correspondence includes: Cabinet Papers, WhatsApp messages, Texts/ iMessages, Facebook Messenger, Emails, Transcripts of Phone Calls, Transcripts of Conversations, Letters, Briefings, Advisories, Aide Memoirs, Sound Recordings, Meeting Notes

Yours faithfully,

Niamh Peren
Thumbs Up New Zealand

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From: E Sage (MIN)
Eugenie Sage

Kia ora
On behalf of Hon Eugenie Sage, Minister of Conservation, Minister for Land
Information and Associate Minister for the Environment, many thanks for
your email.
The Minister considers all correspondence to be important and thanks you
personally for taking the time to write. While all correspondence is
received by the Minister it is not always possible to provide a personal
response to every email which is received.
If you are inviting the Minister to attend an event or a meeting, our
office will be in touch shortly.
Many thanks again for taking the time to write to Hon Eugenie Sage.
Kind regards,

Office of Hon Eugenie Sage
Minister of Conservation | Minister for Land Information | Associate
Minister for the Environment
6R Bowen House, Parliament Buildings | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160
| New Zealand
E: [Eugenie Sage request email]

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From: E Sage (MIN)
Eugenie Sage

OIA20-001

Tçnâ koe Niamh Peren

On behalf of Hon Eugenie Sage, I acknowledge your email of 7 January 2020 (included below) in which you submitted an Official Information Act request.

Minister Sage is considering your request in accordance with the Act, and you can expect a response by 13 February 2020. Please note that this due date takes account of non-working days stipulated by the Act, available to view here: https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/agen....

Ngâ mihi

Office of Hon Eugenie Sage
Minister of Conservation | Minister for Land Information | Associate Minister for the Environment
6R Bowen House, Parliament Buildings | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand
P: 04 817 8727
E: [Eugenie Sage request email]

This email communication is confidential between the sender and the recipient. The intended recipient may not distribute it without the permission of the sender. If this email is received in error, it remains confidential and you may not copy, retain or distribute it in any manner. Please notify the sender immediately and erase all copies of the message and all attachments. Thank you.

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’ portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

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Eugenie Sage


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Dear Niamh

 

Thank you for the conversation with Penny Race on 16 January.

 

As agreed with you, your request has been clarified as:

 

·         “all correspondence between you, your office including all
political and departmental officials, and the Ministry for the
Environment, regarding labelling in relation to recycling, and Thumbs Up
New Zealand in 2019. I also seek all correspondence between you and your
Green Party Colleagues on these subjects. Correspondence includes: Cabinet
Papers, WhatsApp messages, Texts/ iMessages, Facebook Messenger, Emails,
Transcripts of Phone Calls, Transcripts of Conversations, Letters,
Briefings, Advisories, Aide Memoirs, Sound Recordings, Meeting Notes”

 

Please note, any clarification or amendment of a request is considered to
be a new request for the purpose of calculating the maximum statutory
timeframe for response—see section 15(1AA) of the OIA. This means that the
due date for your request has been updated from the date of your
conversation with Penny, and the Minister’s response is now due on 14
February 2020.

 

You also raised the question of standardising recycling across New
Zealand. MfE has published the most recent work on this, here:

 

Briefing Note summarising recommendations of the National Resource
Recovery Taskforce:

[1]https://www.mfe.govt.nz/more/briefings-c...

(see paragraphs 47 & 56)

 

Eunomia Situational Analysis Report:

[2]https://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/was...

(see pages 26, 57 & 58)

 

We hope you find this information useful.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

[3]Crest Office of Hon Eugenie
Sage

Minister of Conservation
| Minister for Land
Information |

Associate Minister for
the Environment

6R Bowen House |
Parliament Buildings |
Private Bag 18041 |
Wellington 6160 | P: 04
817 8727

E:
[Eugenie Sage request email]

 

This email communication is confidential between the sender and the
recipient. The intended recipient may not distribute it without the
permission of the sender. If this email is received in error, it remains
confidential and you may not copy, retain or distribute it in any manner.
Please notify the sender immediately and erase all copies of the message
and all attachments. Thank you.

 

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[4]https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

 

 

 

 

     

 

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1. https://www.mfe.govt.nz/more/briefings-c...
2. https://www.mfe.govt.nz/publications/was...
4. https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

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