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From: Simon Thornley

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

Under the official information act, I would like to see all e-mails or other written communication from the Prime Minister's office to media outlets in New Zealand related to posts made by Dr Simon Thornley, or other members of the "Covid Plan B" team (http://www.covidplanb.co.nz/), about Covid-19 or the government's response to this issue.

Yours faithfully,

Dr Simon Thornley

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From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Kia ora Dr Thornley

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which was received on 15 May 2020, copied below. A response will be provided in accordance with the Act (please see the Office of the Ombudsman Website for more details -  http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/).

Please note that the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) and its departmental agency, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), are directly involved in the government response to COVID-19. Due to this, our timelines to respond to your request may be impacted. Should this occur, we will endeavour to keep you updated on the status of our response to your request.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

DPMC may publish the response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request.

When you are provided with a response to this request, you will be informed about whether the response to your OIA request will be published. If DPMC does publish the response to your OIA request, personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed. This publication process does not apply to extension letters or transfers.

Ngā mihi

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

E    [DPMC request email]

The information contained in this email message is for the attention of the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute this message or the information in it. If you have received this message in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

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Kia ora Dr Thornley

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
 
E    [1][DPMC request email]
 
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The information contained in this email message is for the attention of
the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or
communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute
this message or the information in it. If you have received this message
in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

 

 

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