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o fEB 2020 
Amy S Van Wey Lovatt 
By email: 
[FYI request #12154 email] 
Dear Amy 
Transfer of request for official information to Waikato District Health Board 
Thank you for your request of 4 February 2020 under the Official Information Act 1982 (the 
Act) for: 
According to the Waikato District Health Board Minutes from the Board Meting on 27 
March 2019, the interim CE (or acting CE) was Mr D Wright. According to a Stuff 
article dated 24 April 2019, Mr Wright was the CE until 27 April 2019, and as of 27 
April 2019, Mr Neville Hablous would be taking over as acting CE of Waikato DHB. 

Request 1: 
I respectfully request the dates between 01 March 2019 and 26 April 2019, in which 
Mr Hablous was acting CE of Waikato DHB. 

Request 2: 
Please provide the correspondence from the appropriate authority (e.g., Mr Wright or 
the Board/Commissioner) which designated Mr Hablous as acting CE of Waikato 
DHB for each of the dates he was acting CE between 01 March 2019 and 26 April 

The Ministry of Health does not hold the information you have requested. However, I have 
been advised that this information is held by the Waikato District Health Board (WDHB).  
For this reason, I have decided to transfer your request to WDHB under section 14 of the 
Act. You can expect a response from WDHB in due course. 
You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to review my 
decision to transfer your request for information. 
Yours sincerely 
Nick Allan 
Manager OIA Services 
Office of the Director-General 

Copy of OIA request 
"Amy S Van Wey Lovatt" <[FYI request #12154 email]> 
"OIA/LGOIMA requests at Ministry of Health" <[Ministry of Health request email]>,  
04/02/2020 07:28 a.m. 
Subject:  Official Information request - Waikato DHB Chief Executive: March - April 2019 
Dear Ministry of Health, 
Please consider this submission as a new request, as I was told in the 
correspondence dated 3 February 2020, the Ministry of Health closed my 
request from 29 January 2020 without either providing the information or 
transferring my request.  
Thus, pursuant to section 13 of the Official Information Act 1982, I 
respectfully request your assistance in helping me obtain the requested 
information outlined below. In the correspondence from the MoH dated 31 
January 2020, I was told “The Ministry of Health does not hold the 
information you [I] have requested as the district health board (DHB) 
chairs are responsible for the DHB chief executive appointments (interim or 
Given that I am unable to find the contact information for the DHB chairs, 
this information was not provide in the response and the DHB chairs are 
appointed by the Minister, I request the MoH transfer my request to the 
Waikato DHB chairs or other appropriate body pursuant to section 14 of the 
According to the Waikato District Health Board Minutes from the Board 
Meting on 27 March 2019, the interim CE (or acting CE) was Mr D Wright. 
According to a Stuff article dated 24 April 2019, Mr Wright was the CE 
until 27 April 2019, and as of 27 April 2019, Mr Neville Hablous would be 
taking over as acting CE of Waikato DHB. 
Request 1: 
I respectfully request the dates between 01 March 2019 and 26 April 2019, 
in which Mr Hablous was acting CE of Waikato DHB. 
Request 2: 
Please provide the correspondence from the appropriate authority (e.g., Mr 
Wright or the Board/Commissioner) which designated Mr Hablous as acting CE 
of Waikato DHB for each of the dates he was acting CE between 01 March 2019 
and 26 April 2019. 
Thank you for your assistance in this matter. 
Kindest regards, 
Amy S Van Wey Lovatt 
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