3 March 2020
[FYI request #12089 email]
Request made under the Official Information Act 1982
Thank you for your emails of 27 January 2020 requesting information under the Official Information Act
1982 (the Act). Your specific questions and my responses are outlined below.
1. What systems have you put in place to protect the public from your employee from the
northland branch who threatens suppliers with removal of contracts and who spies on his
neighbors making false statements in court hearings using NZTA approved equipment and
NZTA lawyers and taxpayers money?
I am refusing your request under section 18(h) of the Act as the request is frivolous or vexatious or
that the information requested is trivial.
2. Can you please provide a copy of all receipts from first security relating to the personal
security for members of one of your northland employees family in nov/dec 2019.
The information requested is attached as Attachment 1
. It has been released in full.
3. can you please provide a copy of all emails ,memos and directions from your senior project
manager concepts, northland to your security department, which led to you implementing
personal security for his family, because of a peaceful protest i conducted outside WSP
Opus on 1st Nov,2019, as stated by him in his testimony on 5th nov, in empc, byrne Vs
I have withheld this information under section 9(2)(a) of the Act. This section allows us to withhold
information to protect the privacy of natural persons. I have also withheld information under section
6(d) of the Act. This section allows us to withhold information if the release of this information may
endanger the safety of any person.
With respect to the information that has been withheld, I do not consider there are any other factors
which would render it desirable, in the public interest, to make the information available.
Under section 28 of the Act, you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision to
withhold some information and to refuse parts of this request. The contact details for the Ombudsman
can be located at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz.
If you would like to discuss this reply with the NZ Transport Agency, please contact Linda Bird,
Manager Employment Relations, by email to [email address] or by phone on 04 894 5400.
Manager Ministerial Services