This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Your employees spy notebook'.











21 May 2020 
 
 
 
 
Gerard Byrne 
[FYI request #12744 email] 
REF: OIA-6626 
 
Dear Gerard 
 
Request made under the Official Information Act 1982 
 
Thank you for your email of 1 May 2020 requesting the following information under the Official 
Information Act 1982 (the Act): 
 
can you please supply me a copy of all the pages from your employees notebook that was 
found to be spying on my wife at this hearing 
 
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you produced some of the pages as evidence so they are publicly available, but in court we 
witnessed other pages with our lawyer that showed your employee was also spying on our 
neighbours and also spying and recording movements of a young lady who was working 
for Fulton Hogan on the waikato expressway where your employee was based. 
please redact her name and associated things to do with her including her parents address 
where she visited and was spied on. 
 
Any information held by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and used as evidence in the Bryne vs 
NZTA hearing has been provided to Veronica Byrne‚Äôs legal professional.  
 
Any further information you believe exists is not held by Waka Kotahi, and I have no grounds to 
believe that the information is held by another department or Minister of the Crown or organisation, 
or by a local authority. Therefore, I am also refusing your request under section 18(g)(i) of the Act.   
 
Under section 28 of the Act, you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision to 
refuse your request. You can find the contact details for the Ombudsman at 
www.ombudsman.parliament.nz. 
 
 
 


If you would like to discuss this reply with Waka Kotahi, please contact Katrina Leather, Manager 
Employment Relations, by email to [email address] or by phone on 04 894 5400. 
 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
 
 
Richard May 
Deputy General Manager, Engagement & Partnerships