[FYI request #13142 email]
Dear Mary Phillips
Thank you for your email of 24 June 2020 requesting information relating to the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) inspector appointments. Your request has been
considered under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA).
You requested the following:
Please provide a copy of any conditions which were set relating to the establishment
by the organisation of performance standards and technical standards for inspectors
and auxiliary officers. And a copy of the relevant performance standards or technical
standards. For the RNZSPCA and its member societies and branches.
By way of OIA and relating to former inspectors Kevin Plowright and Greg Reid and
current inspectors Laurie Davis, Andre Williams, Cody Taylor, Robert Lloyd, Sarah
Davey, Tracy Phillips and Mike Loulanting:
The date of appointment for all inspectors and cessation for anyone other than
Plowright. The relevant training which the inspector has had to qualify for the position.
The purpose as set out in section 3(1) of their appointment
Which approved organisation, branch or member society they were employed by and
if employment changed what date that employment changed
Which district they were appointed to
What their relevant performance standards or technical standards are and please
provide a copy if these differ from our request above
Please find attached the 2019 Performance and Technical Standards for Auxiliary Officers
Please find the inspectors’ information listed below:
• Cody Taylor: Appointed 30 June 2017 – Left SPCA 7 September 2018.
• Gregory Reid: Appointed 16 October 2014 – Left SPCA 21 May 2019.
• Sarah Davey: Appointed 15 August 2019 – Expires 15 August 2022.
• Laurie Davis: Appointed 4 February 2019 – Expires 4 February 2022.
• Tracy Phillips: Appointed 16 August 2019 - Expires 16 August 2022.
• Andre Williams: Appointed 19 May 2018 – Expires 19 May 2021.
• Mike Loulanting: Appointed 15 November 2019 – Expires 15 November 2020.
• Robert Lloyd: Appointed 15 August 2019 - Expires 15 August 2020.
Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen Street
Wel ington 6140, New Zealand
Any further information regarding relevant training, approved organisations and district
appointments is information held by the SPCA, therefore this part of your request is refused
under section 18(g) that the information requested is not held by the department or Minister
of the Crown or organisation and the person dealing with the request has no grounds for
believing that the information is -
(i) held by another department or Minister of the Crown or
organisation, or by a local authority.
I trust the information provided is of assistance. Should you have any concerns with this response,
I would encourage you to raise these with the Ministry for Primary Industries at [email address].
Alternatively, you are advised of your right to also raise any
concerns with the Office of the Ombudsman. Contact details are: Office of the Ombudsman, PO
Box 10152, Wellington 6143 or at [email address].
Director, Compliance Services