SMS txt messages relating to RNZ Concert and youth radio

Gareth Watkins made this Official Information request to Radio New Zealand Limited

The request was partially successful.

From: Gareth Watkins

Dear Radio New Zealand Limited,

As you will be aware SMS txt messages are records under the Public Records Act 2005 and also come under the Official information Act. To quote Archives NZ "If an organisation uses text messaging ...these communications are considered records under the Public Records Act 2005. As such, they must be managed accordingly."
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I request all SMS txt messages sent and received from the following individuals relating to RNZ Concert and/or the establishment of a new RNZ youth radio station.

My request is for those messages sent or received from Monday 3 February to Wednesday 11 February 2020 (inclusive), from or to the following individuals in their RNZ capacity (e.g. employee, board member)

Paul Thompson - Chief Executive

Willy Macalister - Head of Music

Jim Mather - Chair, Board of Governors

Bill Francis - Board of Governors

For each SMS txt please include the full message, and meta data: the name of the person whose phone the message was sourced from, the sent/received date and time, the last four digits of the phone number the message originated from and the last four digits of the phone number the message was sent to.

Yours faithfully,

Gareth Watkins

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From: Maggie Hedge

Good afternoon Gareth

Your formal OIA request has been received by Radio New Zealand. Under the Official Information Act 1982, we have 20 working days in which to respond to you and I expect we will have our reply posted/emailed to your address within that time. If for some reason, such as leave commitments or sickness, we are unable to respond to you within 20 working days, there is a further provision for an extension of time and I will write to you again if it becomes necessary to extend the time taken.

Yours sincerely,

Maggie Hedge | Assistant Inquiries Coordinator
RADIO NEW ZEALAND | LEVEL 2 | 155 THE TERRACE PO BOX 123 | WELLINGTON | NEW ZEALAND 6140 | www.rnz.co.nz DDI +64 4 474 1776

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From: Gareth Watkins

Dear Radio New Zealand,

Just checking about this request. Is your reply overdue? (I had in my diary that a reply would come on or before 11 March).

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Watkins

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From: Maggie Hedge

Dear Sir/Madam

 

This email is to advise you that RNZ has released a number of documents on
our website this afternoon.

 

They can be found in the “About - Corporate Publications“ section on
[1]www.rnz.co.nz under the heading “RNZ Music OIA related documents” with
the sub headings:

 

Board Papers

Staff Consultation Papers

Research

Finance and HR Information

 

 

As mentioned, work is continuing to assemble other documents such as
emails and texts that a number of people have requested.  I will be in
touch with you again regarding these.  Thank you for your patience.

 

Kind regards

 

George Bignell| OIA Inquiries Coordinator

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | LEVEL 2 | 155 THE TERRACE

PO BOX 123 | WELLINGTON | NEW ZEALAND 6140 | [2]www.rnz.co.nz

DDI +64 4 474 1424 | [mobile number]

 

                                                                                                

 

 

 

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including any attachments, may be confidential, protected by copyright
and/or subject to privilege. If you receive an email from RNZ in error,
please inform the sender immediately, delete it from your system and do
not use, copy or disclose any of the information in that email for any
purpose. Emails to/from RNZ may undergo email filtering and virus
scanning, including by third party contractors. However, RNZ does not
guarantee that any email or any attachment is secure, error-free or free
of viruses or other unwanted or unexpected inclusions. The views expressed
in any non-business email are not necessarily the views of RNZ.
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From: Gareth Watkins

Dear RNZ,

I am just wondering if there will be a response to my OIA request? There appears to be a partial release of txt messages (heavily redacted) between Willy and Paul on your website (https://www.rnz.co.nz/assets/cms_uploads...) , but my request was for all messages received and sent by the individuals mentioned in my OIA request.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Watkins

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