Updated on my OIA request 20200610OIA

john luke made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

The request was successful.

From: john luke

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

I noted on your previous reply, 20200610OIA, full request can be view here,

https://fyi.org.nz/request/12839-ministr...
https://fyi.org.nz/request/12839/respons...

"the Minister for Youth intended to reappoint all nine current members of the Partnership Fund Board for a short term", may I ask if the Minister confirm how long she would appoint the current members?

"This process and the work of the Partnership Fund Board is on hold however, due to
the effects of COVID-19" given we are already in Level 1 now, have they had any more meetings?

"For the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020, the Board met three times" May I kindly request the full meeting minutes of these 3 meetings and full meeting minutes of any further meetings they had after 31 March 2020.

Yours faithfully

john luke

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe John Luke

Thank you for your email received 11 August 2020, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National Office to respond. You can expect a decision as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 20 working days after the day on which the request was received.
 
Nā mātou noa, nā

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent
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From: Christian Seiler
Ministry of Social Development

Dear John Luke,

 

Thank you for your below request, received today.

 

It may be helpful if a Ministry staff member familiar with the matter of
your request could have a phone call with you. This may help to clarify
the scope of your request, and may expedite a response.

 

Please advise whether you agree to have a phone call with a Ministry staff
member. For that purpose, may we kindly ask you to provide a phone number
by replying to this email?

 

Kind regards

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive
Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

 

 

 

 

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From: john luke

Dear Christian Seiler,

I have made the request via FYI.ORG.NZ and would love all the matters are discussed in public forum to ensure transparency. I believed my request is very clear and if you have any future questions, please feel free to reply me back via the email.

Yours sincerely,

john luke

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Luke left an annotation ()

I support the Ministry's approach to discuss your request verbally so your request is fully understood and can be properly answered and expedited.

By choosing not to speak with a representative of the Ministry, you are running the risk that the Ministry will, at worst, misinterpret your request, or at best, take a narrow view. Just because you understand what you asked for in your request, does not mean that the agency responding to your request understands what you have asked for.

A number of agencies do not bother to engage with requesters and simple provide a written response without taking the effort or courtesy of phoning the requester to clarify and confirm the request. The Ministry in this case is taking an exemplary approach for which it should be commended.

John, you can ensure transparency is maintained by writing a summary of your understanding of what was confirmed in the phone call and publishing that summary on fyi.org.nz. In any case, most readers on this site are not going to be overly interested in a phone call you have with the Ministry, but if they are, you will have published a written record of what was discussed.

John, I believe you should avail yourself and have that call with the Ministry. I believe that they are genuinely interested in helping to answer your request.

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Dear John Luke

 

On 11 August 2020, you emailed the Ministry of Social Development
requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982, the following
information regarding a number of statements made in the Ministry of
Social Development’s OIA response provided to you on 10 June 2020:

 1. Regarding the statement: “The Minister for Youth intended to reappoint
all nine current members of the Partnership Fund Board for a short
term”: May I ask if the Minister confirm how long she would appoint
the current members?
 2. Regarding the statement: “This process and the work of the Partnership
Fund Board is on hold however, due to the effects of COVID-19”: Given
we are already in Level 1 now, have they had any more meetings?
 3. Regarding the statement: "For the period 1 April 2019 to 31 March
2020, the Board met three times": May I kindly request the full
meeting minutes of these 3 meetings and full meeting minutes of any
further meetings they had after 31 March 2020.

 

We have transferred the first part of your request to the Office of Hon
Peeni Henare, Minister for Youth. This part of your request is believed to
be more closely connected with the functions of the Minister for Youth. In
these circumstances, we are required by section 14 of the Official
Information Act to transfer your request.

 

You will hear further from the Office of the Minister for Youth concerning
that part of your request.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive
Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whânau.

 

 

 

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Ministry of Social Development


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Dear John Luke

 

Please find attached a letter advising of the need to extend the time
available to make a decision on your OIA request received 11 August 2020
until 17 September 2020.

 

Sincerely yours

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive
Services

Ministry of Social Development

Our purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whānau.

 

 

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Good morning John

 

Please find attached the response to your OIA request of 11 August 2020.

 

Ngâ mihi

Julia

 

 

Julia
Walsh

Private
Secretary,
Youth |
Office of
Hon Peeni
Henare

Minister
of Civil
Defence |
Minister
for Whânau
Ora |
Minister
for Youth

Associate
Minister
of Health
|
Associate
Minister
of Tourism

 

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Tçnâ koe John Luke,

 

Please find attached the Ministry’s response to your Official Information
Act request.

 

Nâ mâtou noa, nâ

 

Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and
Executive Services

Ministry of Social Development

 

Our Purpose:
We help New Zealanders to be safe, strong and independent.
Manaaki Tangata, Manaaki Whânau.

 

 

 

------------------------------- This email and any attachments may contain
information that is confidential and subject to legal privilege. If you
are not the intended recipient, any use, dissemination, distribution or
duplication of this email and attachments is prohibited. If you have
received this email in error please notify the author immediately and
erase all copies of the email and attachments. The Ministry of Social
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