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From: David Farrar

Dear New Zealand Police,

I am requesting information under the Official Information Act. I am a citizen and resident of New Zealand.

An article at https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/... quotes the Waikato Mongrel Mob Leader media liaison as saying:

"Leader Sonny Fatupaito was having weekly calls with police deputy commissioner Wally Haumaha and other gangs around the country to work together, she said.

"It's about us looking after our own people and building relationships.

"Wally Haumaha put together a group of key leaders and we have been having telephone calls through the lockdown to make sure our people can access services."

My OIA request relates to those meetings and/or calls. Specifically I seek:

1) The dates on which any meetings (in person, or via telephone) occurred between staff at Police National HQ and gang leaders for the period 1 February 2020 to 05 May 2020.

2) Which gangs, organisations and government agencies took part in each call or meeting.

3) The roles held (but not the names) of the individuals representing each gang, organisation or agency that took part in each call or meeting.

4) The agenda for each call or meeting

5) Any minutes or notes of the discussion for each call or meeting

Many thanks

Yours faithfully,

David Farrar

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New Zealand Police

Dear Mr Farrar
 
I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
below, received by NZ Police on 5 May 2020.
As you are aware, Police are needing to redeploy staff in the face of
unprecedented circumstances as we respond to Covid-19. This will have a
severe impact on our ability to respond to requests for information under
the OIA in a timely fashion. However, we recognise your request is a
matter of high public interest, and we will do our best to respond to you
as soon as we can. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Kind regards
Ministerial Services
PNHQ

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From: "David Farrar" <[FOI #12781 email]>
Date: 05/05/2020 08:21PM
Subject: Official Information request - Meetings with gang leaders

Dear New Zealand Police,
I am requesting information under the Official Information Act. I am a
citizen and resident of New Zealand.
An article at
[1]https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/...
quotes the Waikato Mongrel Mob Leader media liaison as saying:
"Leader Sonny Fatupaito was having weekly calls with police deputy
commissioner Wally Haumaha and other gangs around the country to work
together, she said.
"It's about us looking after our own people and building relationships.
"Wally Haumaha put together a group of key leaders and we have been having
telephone calls through the lockdown to make sure our people can access
services."
My OIA request relates to those meetings and/or calls. Specifically I
seek:
1) The dates on which any meetings (in person, or via telephone) occurred
between staff at Police National HQ and gang leaders for the period 1
February 2020 to 05 May 2020.
2) Which gangs, organisations and government agencies took part in each
call or meeting.
3) The roles held (but not the names) of the individuals representing each
gang, organisation or agency that took part in each call or meeting.
4) The agenda for each call or meeting
5) Any minutes or notes of the discussion for each call or meeting
Many thanks
Yours faithfully,
David Farrar
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From: David Farrar

Dear New Zealand Police,

I note the response is now more than one week past the statutory 20 day deadline. I appreciate Covid-19 has had an impact on your resources.

Can you indicate to me when a response is likely.

Yours faithfully,

David Farrar

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New Zealand Police

Good afternoon Mr Farrar, and thank you for your understanding. I can
advise that your request was sent for formal review this morning. This can
take between 5-8 working days, so I anticipate you receiving your
request sometime next week.
 
Kind regards Megan

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From: "David Farrar" <[FOI #12781 email]>
Date: 11/06/2020 12:04PM
Subject: Re: OIA Request Acknowledgement IR-01-20-12138: Meetings with
gang leaders

Dear New Zealand Police,
I note the response is now more than one week past the statutory 20 day
deadline. I appreciate Covid-19 has had an impact on your resources.
Can you indicate to me when a response is likely.
Yours faithfully,
David Farrar

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Attachment FINAL Letter IR 01 20 12138 Farrar David.pdf
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Kia ora David
 
Please see attached the response to your OIA request.  Please accept our
apologies for the delay.
 
Kind regards
 
Rikki-Lee
PNHQ

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From: David Farrar

Dear New Zealand Police,

Thank you for the letter. You seemed to have forgotten to attach the minutes.

Yours faithfully,

David Farrar

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Attachment CMFF minutes FOR RELEASE.pdf
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Hi David
 
My apologies, please see attached.
 
Rikki-Lee
PNHQ

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From: "David Farrar" <[FYI request #12781 email]>
Date: 20/07/2020 03:16PM
Subject: Re: OIA Release IR-01-20-12138

Dear New Zealand Police,
Thank you for the letter. You seemed to have forgotten to attach the
minutes.
Yours faithfully,
David Farrar

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