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Correspondence, meetings, payments between you and Bill Gates and his agents.

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From: T. Benseman

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

in alignment with your commitment to be transparent, please kindly provide the complete accounting of all correspondence, meetings, phone conversations, memos, payments etc between you and Bill Gates (and his agents). And also, between all branches of your government, and Bill Gates (and his agents) between 1/8/2019 and 1/8/2020.

Thanking you,

T. Benseman

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From: Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora,

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Jacinda Ardern.

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From: Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern

Dear
Thank you very much for your email to the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern.
Your kind words are appreciated very much.
I'm really sorry, but as you can appreciate, Jacinda is focused on the Government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic so isn't able to answer your questions personally at the moment, I'm afraid. She has done some media interviews recently which may be helpful, and which you would be able to find on the internet.
Thank you for writing and for your understanding
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Dear T Benseman  

 

On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in relation to your request
received on 1 August 2020.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Tabitha Spicer

Private Secretary (Administration) │Office of the Prime Minister

DDI  : + 64 4 817 8700

Level 9 Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

 

 

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date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
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provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
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copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
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Dear T Benseman

 

On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your request
received on 1 August 2020.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Tabitha Spicer

Private Secretary (Administration) │Office of the Prime Minister

DDI  : + 64 4 817 8700

Level 9 Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011

 

 

The information contained in this email is intended for the named
recipient only.  It may contain privileged material or information in
confidence and if you are not the  intended recipient,  you must not copy,
distribute or take any action in reliance on it.  

If you have received this email in error please notify us immediately by
telephone (04 817-9732) or by return email.

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail

Authorised by Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

Email disclaimer:

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
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[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear T Benseman

 

Thank you for your OIA request, this email confirms receipt and advises
that your request has been sent to the appropriate division for response.

 

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details
redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on the Ministry’s
website.

 

Kind regards

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere

 

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From: T. Benseman

Dear ESD,

So obviously you found a substantial amount of information to lead to this idea there is a substantial amount of collation and research to be done. How about you send information of the volume by year for the last 3 years so I can get an idea of how much govt has been colluding with Gates and co.

T. Benseman

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Dear T Benseman,

 

Please see the attached correspondence regarding your recent Official
Information Act request.

 

Kind regards

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

T +64 4 439 8000   E  [1][email address]  

 

[2]www.mfat.govt.nz | [3]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

 

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear T Benseman

 

Please find attached a response to your OIA request.

 

Kind regards

ESD

 

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

T +64 4 439 8000   E  [1][email address]  

 

[2]www.mfat.govt.nz | [3]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901
Wellington 6160

New Zealand

[4]www.mfat.govt.nz | [5]www.embassy.govt.nz | [6]www.aid.govt.nz |
[7]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

 

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greg rzesniowiecki left an annotation ()

In the response to T Benseman in the redacted documents;

Under the heading; " New Zealand Response and Impact of COVID-19 on Women" clause 10 "...For example New Zealand alongside [redacted s6(a)] coordinated a joint statement welcoming the UN Secretary Generals call...

The s6(a) redacted reference appears to be the 6 others who co-supported the UN Secretary General's statement which are identified on the MFAT website;

https://www.mfat.govt.nz/en/media-and-re...

The 6 others being; "Argentina, European Union, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Turkey"

Why does the OIA response preclude under s6 "Comprehensive Grounds for Withholding Information" information that is obviously public and self evidently not of any consequence to "6(a): to avoid prejudicing the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the New Zealand Government?"

Which begs the question about what else is incorrectly, improperly or illegally withheld in the response, both the redacted information, the totally withheld information, and any other information held by the government relevant to T. Benseman's request since August 2019, however, not disclosed in this release and answer?

Why is the Government's relations with Bill and Melinda Gates and their Foundation, such a secretive matter, when it relates to public health?

Surely public health is a public interest matter, which precludes the use of Sec 9 altogether in respect to redactions.

I suggest that T Benseman, exercises his rights under section 28(3) of the OIA to seek a review of this response by the Ombudsman

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T. Benseman left an annotation ()

Thank you Greg, good to have support. I have found the ombudsman to be a dud organisation on many occasions, they are simply there to stall, delay, distract, weasel, grease and assist govt in covering their shit up. When I have built up a bit more reserves I'll have another go at them.

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