Advice re: dairy farm workers

Ryan Potts made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

The request was partially successful.

From: Ryan Potts

To whom it may concern,

I request any and all emails received by Immigration NZ from Work & Income during the period 31 March-30 June 2020 that contain, in the main body, advice pertaining to the availability of New Zealanders for training and employment in the dairy sector. Please note that I refer to material provided in addition to Skill Match Reports.

Yours faithfully,

Ryan Potts

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0058

 

Dear Ryan,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 7 July 2020 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

I request any and all emails received by Immigration NZ from Work & Income
during the period 31 March-30 June 2020 that contain, in the main body,
advice pertaining to the availability of New Zealanders for training and
employment in the dairy sector. Please note that I refer to material
provided in addition to Skill Match Reports.

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

Please note, due to ongoing COVID-19 response work, requests are currently
being triaged and those relating to Covid-19 processed as a priority.
Remaining requests are being assessed as per the Ombudsman’s guidance
(which can be found here:
[1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/news/chief-ombudsmans-statement-official-information-response-times-during-covid-19-emergency)
and processed accordingly.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [2][MBIE request email].

 

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Ryan Potts

 

Immigration New Zealand are copied into emails sent from the Ministry of
Social Development to employers relating to requests for Skills Match
Reports. We have identified a number of emails received from the Ministry
of Social Development between 31 March and 30 June 2020 containing advice
pertaining to the availability of New Zealanders for training and
employment in the dairy sector. All of these emails contain the same
generic advice.

 

Will your information request be satisfied if we provide you with the
number of emails received and a copy of the generic advice contained
within these emails, but not release the actual emails which also contain
information about the employer and job position details?

 

If not, and you do want the emails, it is likely we will need to extend
the deadline for response considerably as we will need to consult with
each individual employer before releasing the information.

 

Please let me know as soon as possible.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Anna McLachlan

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Immigration New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address]

Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

 

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From: Ryan Potts

Dear Anna,

I am happy to receive the number of emails and the generic advice that was provided with these.

Yours sincerely,

Ryan Potts

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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Dear Ryan Potts

Please see attached a response to your OIA request.

Kind regards

Anna McLachlan
BUSINESS ADVISOR

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch
Immigration New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[email address]
Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

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From: Ryan Potts

Dear Anna,

Thank you for your email. I a question:

What is the definition of "a trainable person" when it comes to a Dairy Cattle Farm Worker?

Yours sincerely,

Ryan Potts

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From: Anna McLachlan
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Thank you for your email.

 

My working hours are Monday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm. I will
respond to your email as soon as I am able to.

 

For general enquiries, please contact our Immigration Contact Centre on
0508 55 88 55.

 

Kind regards

 

Anna McLachlan

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Immigration New Zealand, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address]

Level 1, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6011

 

 

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services

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