45 Pipitea Street
10 August 2020
Phone 0800 25 78 87
Tēnā koe Chris
Your departmental Official Information Act request, reference OIA2021-0048
Thank you for your requests of 22 July 2020 requesting the following information under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act):
A copy of [the Covidcard] report. Additionally, if not documented in that report, I would
like to request information held about the CovidCard device as trialled, and proposed
specifications of a production model. Specifically, information surrounding its form
factor and battery life.
I am writing to extend the deadline for a decision on your request by 12 working days to
4 September 2020. I am making this extension subject to section 15A(1)(b) of the Act, as the
consultations necessary to make a decision on your request are such that a proper response
cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit.
I will, however, endeavour to provide you with my decision on the request prior to this date,
You have the right, under section 28(3) of the Act, to seek an investigation and review by the
Ombudsman of this decision. Information on how to make a complaint is available at
www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or by phoning 0800 802 602.
Nāku noa, nā
Anita Balakrishnan Director Ministerial Advice, Monitoring, and Operations