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Name of Parking Warden

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From: Jo

Dear Auckland Transport,

Please provide the name of the parking warden referred to in the link. Please review ombudsman guidelines about privacy in the public sector before you make up some nonsense withholding ground because all I am asking for is their name and New Zealand does not have an anonymous public sector thanks.

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zeala...

Yours faithfully,

Jo

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Auckland Transport

Kia ora Jo,

Auckland Transport (AT) acknowledges receipt of your request for official
information dated 29 July 2020 about Name of The parking warden.

We hope to respond to your request as soon as possible, but not later than
26 August 2020, which is 20 working days after the day your request was
received. If we aren’t able to respond to your request by then, we will
notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Your case is being managed by Alison, who is one of our LGOIMA Business
partner. If you have any further queries, you can contact the team on (09)
355 3553 during business hours, quoting Local Government Official
Information request number CAS-188979-L7S7W5.

Ngâ mihi,

Simran | Customer Care Coordinator
20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142
P 09 355 3553 | F 09 355 3550
www.at.govt.nz

  

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Kia ora Jo

 

We are unable to provide you with the information you asked for

 

On 29/07/2020 you asked for information from the Parking Officer referred
to in a Newshub article published in July 2020:

[1]https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www....

 

I've attached a signed response from John Strawbridge, Group Manager
Parking Services and Compliance.

 

We understand that this isn’t the outcome you hoped for.

 

You are able to ask the Ombudsman to review how we’ve responded to your
official information request. You can contact the Ombudsman at
[2]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

 

Ngā mihi

Alison 

LGOIMA Business Partner 

 

Auckland Transport

20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010

[3]www.at.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We all have an important part to play in helping to reduce the spread of
COVID-19 in our communities. For the latest information and advice from
Auckland Transport go to
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From: Jo

Dear AT Official Information (AT),

Please be advised that I am not satisfied with your response. Before raising the matter with the Ombudsman I am asking you for a review and for an explanation as to how the withholding grounds that you have relied on apply to the information I have requested. I am entitled to ask for this under S18 (a)(ii) of the LGOIMA.

In framing your response to my request for further information under S18(a)(ii) it would be extremely helpful if you could construct your response in the context of the Ombudsman guidelines outlined below.

Privacy:

Please review the guidelines below and explain why it is 'necessary' to withhold the name of your employee in accordance with S7(1) of the LGOIMA. In constructing your response to the applicability of S7(1) please ensure you DO NOT refer to the 'Improper Pressure/Harrassment' section of this document as you have also sought to rely on S7(2)(a)(f)(ii). I will ask about 'Improper Pressure/Harrassment' shortly but in this context I am ONLY trying to understand the privacy interests you are seeking to address with the application of S7(1). As you will see in the below guidelines, both the Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner are of the opinion that it is extremely rare for the name of a public sector employee, who should expect some scruitany in their role, to be protected under S7(1).

https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/reso...

Improper Pressure/Harrassment':

The Ombudsman guidelines on the 'Improper pressure and harrassment' withholding ground indicate to me that it is unlikely AT has applied this withholding ground correctly. I would ask that you respond in the context of these guidelines, paying particular attention to what behaviour AT expects as a result of disclosure, how AT reached the conclusion that the predicted prejudice would be "so likely to occur" that withholding is necessary as well as how AT has reached the conclusion that the individual would be so affected by the behaviour that he or she would be unable to perform his or her duties effectively and hence the conduct of public affairs is at risk.

These guidelines can be found here:

https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/reso...

In addition to the above, it may now be prudent for me to request a copy of ATs LGOIMA guidelines or procedures to assess your use of the Act. Please include these in your response.

Yours sincerely,

Jo

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Kia ora  Jo

 

The official information you asked for

 

I’ve attached a signed response from John Strawbridge, Group Manager of
Parking Services Compliance . 

 

Should you believe that we have not dealt with your request appropriately,
you are able to make a complaint to the Office of the Ombudsman in
accordance with section 27(3) of the LGOIMA Act and seek an investigation
and review in regard to this matter.

You can contact the Ombudsman at [1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or
freephone 0800 802 602.

 

If you have any further queries, simply reply to this email leaving the
subject line as it is. We’ll make sure this information is added to your
case.

 

 

 

Ngā mihi

Alison 

LGOIMA Business Partner 

 

 

Auckland Transport

20 Viaduct Harbour Avenue, Auckland 1010

[2]www.at.govt.nz

 

 

 

We all have an important part to play in helping to reduce the spread of
COVID-19 in our communities. [3]Find the latest information and advice
from Auckland Transport. For the latest news from the Ministry of Health
go to the [4]Unite Against Covid-19 website.

Important notice: The contents of this email and any attachments may be
confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you have received this
email message in error please notify us immediately and erase all copies
of the message and attachments; any use, disclosure or copying of this
message or attachments is prohibited. Any views expressed in this email
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views of Auckland Transport.

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