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Border exemptions for the screen industry

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From: Annie Weston

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Below is taken from INZ’s webpage:

"Once you have made the request
Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will review the request, and may seek advice from the appropriate government agencies, such as the Science Innovation and International Branch at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), on the merits of the case made by the employer, if needed. INZ will then provide advice to their senior officials about the request."

I understand that INZ seek advice from the NZ Film Commission (NZFC) on the merits of the case made by the employer on applications relating to the screen industry, if needed.

In regard to applications relating to the screen industry - how many has INZ sought advice from the NZFC on, at the time of your reply?

Yours faithfully,

Annie Weston

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2021-0491

 

Dear Annie,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 2^nd September 2020 requesting under the
Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

                             

“Below is taken from INZ’s webpage:

"Once you have made the request

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) will review the request, and may seek advice
from the appropriate government agencies, such as the Science Innovation
and International Branch at the Ministry of

 Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), on the merits of the case
made by the employer, if needed. INZ will then provide advice to their
senior officials about the request."

I understand that INZ seek advice from the NZ Film Commission (NZFC) on
the merits of the case made by the employer on applications relating to
the screen industry, if needed.

In regard to applications relating to the screen industry - how many has
INZ sought advice from the NZFC on, at the time of your reply?”

 

                                                             

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

 

 

 

[3]www.govt.nz - your guide to finding and using New Zealand government
services

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From: Penny Hazlett
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear Ms Weston

 

I have been allocated your request to process but firstly, I just need to
ensure that you are able to make such a request as per Section 12 of the
Official Information Act (OIA), i.e. you are a New Zealand citizen,
permanent resident or in New Zealand.  I have pasted the relevant section
of the Act as well as the relevant web link at the bottom of this email.

Action

I need you to provide confirmation that you meet this section of the OIA
Act.  This can be in the form of:

•            NZ citizen or permanent resident - a copy of your passport
(non New Zealand passport holders include a copy of your residence visa),
or

•            In New Zealand - evidence of your New Zealand residential
address ( e.g. rental agreements, etc. ) and a copy of your passport. 

 

If you do not wish to provide this  information via the fyi website, then
please email me directly.    It would be appreciated if you could provide
this as soon as possible or by 5pm Tuesday 8 September 2020 (NZ time).

 

If you do meet the above, could you please also provide the following:

·       The weblink of the page you are referencing - Your request refers
to a statement on the INZ website, however, you have not provided the
weblink to the page it is on. As such I am unsure as to what you are
specifically referring to. 

 

 

Regards

 

Penny Hazlett

SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR, OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Border and Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

[email address] |

 

 

Section 12

http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/publi...

 

Requests for access to official information

 

12 Requests

 

(1) Any person, being—

 

(a) a New Zealand citizen; or

 

(b) a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

 

(c) a person who is in New Zealand; or

 

(d) a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

 

(e) a body corporate which is incorporated outside New Zealand but which 
has a place of business in New Zealand,—

 

may request a department or Minister of the Crown or organisation to make 
available to him or it any specified official information.

 

 

Regards

 

Penny Hazlett

SENIOR BUSINESS ADVISOR, OPERATIONS SUPPORT

Border & Visa Operations, Immigration New Zealand

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

 

 

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From: Annie Weston

Dear Penny Hazlett,

I've emailed you a copy of my passport and proof of residence to your mbie address.

This is the link below. Apologies for not including it earlier.

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/about-us...

Yours sincerely,

Annie Weston

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