RNZ Concert / youth radio

Gareth Watkins made this Official Information request to Jacinda Ardern

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From: Gareth Watkins

Kai ora Jacinda,

My request relates to the Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage portfolios.

Can you please supply me with all of the information you have relating to the 2019/2020 restructuring of RNZ Concert and/or the establishment of a youth radio station by RNZ. This could include diary entries, briefings, advice, memos, correspondence etc

Regards,
Gareth Watkins

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From: Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora,

 

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From: Tabitha Spicer

Kia ora Mr Watkins,
 
I am emailing from the Prime Minister's Office to acknowledge your below
request made under the Official Information Act received 9 February 2019,
requesting:
 

* All of the information you have relating to the 2019/2020
restructuring of RNZ Concert and/or the establishment of a youth radio
station by RNZ, including diary entries, briefings, advice, memos,
correspondence etc.

 
Before responding to your request, I need to inform you that there are
grounds to refuse your request in full under section 18(f) of the OIA, as
the information requested would not be able to be made available without
substantial collation.
 
A way to refine your request in order to remove the grounds for refusal
would be to exclude public correspondence, rather requesting:
 

* All information, excluding public correspondence, relating to the
2019/2020 restructuring of RNZ Concert and/or the establishment of a
youth radio station by RNZ.

 
I note that this refinement will not exclude correspondence from public
entities or organisations.
 
Please let me know whether this refinement is acceptable.
 
Ngā mihi,
 
Tabitha Spicer | Private Secretary (Administration)
Office of the Prime Minister
DDI: +64 4 817 8700 | Email: [1][email address]
 
Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington
 
 

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From: Gareth Watkins

Kia ora Tabitha

Thanks for your quick response. My amended request is

Can you please supply me with all of the information you have relating to the 2019/2020 restructuring of RNZ Concert and/or the establishment of a youth radio station by RNZ. This could include diary entries, briefings, advice, memos, correspondence etc. Please exclude public correspondence dated after the 4 February 2020 (as I'm guessing your office will have been flooded after the media stories began).

Yours sincerely,

Gareth

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From: Tabitha Spicer

Thanks Gareth.

I can confirm our office will respond to your refined request within the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Ngā mihi,

Tabitha Spicer | Private Secretary (Administration)
Office of the Prime Minister
DDI: +64 4 817 8700 | Email: [email address]

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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Dear Gareth Watkins  

 

On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter regarding your request received
on 9 February (refined 19 February).

 

Yours sincerely

 

Tabitha Spicer

Private Secretary (Administration) │Office of the Prime Minister

DDI  : + 64 4 817 8700

Level 9 Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

 

 

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From: Sarah Tebbs

 

Kia Ora Gareth

 

I refer to your OIA request asking for:

 

All of the information you have relating to the 2019/2020 restructuring of
RNZ Concert and/or the establishment of a youth radio station by RNZ. This
could include diary entries, briefings, advice, memos, correspondence
etc.  Please exclude public correspondence dated after the 4 February
2020.

 

This email is to advise that a decision has been made in accordance with
the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The information in scope of your
request will be provided to you after being administratively processed.
This is taking longer than anticipated due to government’s response to the
Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Formal advice provided to this office by the Ministry for Culture and
Heritage will soon be made publicly available on the Ministry’s website at
[1]https://mch.govt.nz/proactive_releases . Therefore, these documents
have been refused under section 18(d) of the OIA - that the information
requested is or will soon be publicly available.

 

Other documentation, including correspondence within scope of your request
will be released in accordance with OIA shortly

 

Some material has been withheld in accordance with section 9 of the OIA.
In these cases, any public interest has been considered as per section
9(1) of the OIA.

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[2]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz  or freephone 0800 802 602.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Sarah

 

 

Sarah Tebbs| Private Secretary - Arts, Culture and Heritage

Office of Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern |Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

Email: [3][email address]

 

 

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From: Gareth Watkins

Dear Sarah,

Thanks for the update. I fully appreciate that these are exceptional circumstances and the information will come in due course,

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Watkins

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