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Deputy Prime Minister Advocacy for Army, Masks and Independent Oversight Prior to Lockdown 1

Matthew Hooton made this Official Information request to Winston Peters

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From: Matthew Hooton

Dear Deputy Prime Minister

The NZ Herald has reported that you "pushed for the army to be called in, masks to be worn and independent oversight of the Covid response, two days before New Zealand's first lockdown in March".

Under the OIA, I request all written information in the week before the first lockdown that supports this statement.

Yours faithfully

Matthew Hooton

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From: W Peters (MIN)
Winston Peters

 

 

 

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From: W Peters (MIN)
Winston Peters

Dear Matthew Hooten,

On behalf of Rt Hon Winston Peters, your Official Information Act request dated 4 September 2020 is acknowledged:

"The NZ Herald has reported that you "pushed for the army to be called in, masks to be worn and independent oversight of the Covid response, two days before New Zealand's first lockdown in March".

Under the OIA, I request all written information in the week before the first lockdown that supports this statement."

The Minister is considering your request in accordance with the Act and will respond in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Office of Rt Hon Winston Peters
Deputy Prime Minister | Leader of New Zealand First | Minister of Foreign Affairs | Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control | Minister for State Owned Enterprises | Minister for Racing
L7.4 Executive Wing | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

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Dear Matthew Hooten

Please find attached a response to your Official Information Act request,
received 4 September 2020.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Office of Rt  Hon Winston Peters | Deputy Prime Minister | Leader New
Zealand First | Minister of Foreign Affairs  l  Minister for Disarmament
and Arms Control | Minister for State Owned Enterprises  l  Minister for
Racing l 7.4 Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, 6160  Wellington l
[1]www.beehive.govt.nz

 

 

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