CovidCard Deployment Plan and Media Coverage

Andrew Chen made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Andrew Chen

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I'd like to request a copy of any reports, briefings, documents, or correspondence prepared in relation to:

1. Planning around continued trials and deployment of the proposed CovidCard.
2. Planning around media coverage about the proposed CovidCard, and the role of private sector individuals in promoting the card.

This request excludes documents already made available in the 02 October 2020 Proactive Release.

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Chen

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Department of Internal Affairs

Tçnâ koe Andrew,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 4 November 2020

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website.  If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Ngâ mihi

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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From: Anita Waring
Department of Internal Affairs


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Kia ora

 

Please find attached the Department of Internal Affairs’ response to this
OIA request.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Anita Waring

Policy Analyst | Ministerial Advice
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua
Level 9, 45 Pipitea Street | PO Box 805, Wellington| [1]www.dia.govt.nz

 

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From: Andrew Chen

Dear Anita Waring,
Thank you for your response. I will keep an eye out and refile the request later in the time once the new government has formed.

Yours sincerely,
Andrew Chen

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From: Andrew Chen

Hello,
Now that I believe enough time has passed, I'd like to resubmit my previous application for information about the proposed CovidCard, including any reports, briefings, documents, or correspondence prepared in relation to:

1. Planning around continued trials and deployment of the proposed CovidCard.
2. Planning around media coverage about the proposed CovidCard, and the role of private sector individuals in promoting the card.

This request excludes documents already made available in Proactive Releases available at https://covid19.govt.nz/updates-and-reso....

A previous OIA request had identified five documents that were refused at the time:
1) 8 October: Joint Health/DIA report Update on CovidCard Trials
2) 25 September: Joint Health/DIA report Update on CovidCard Trials
3) 13 May 2020: DIA Draft Communications Plan, DIA Bluetooth card interim communications and
engagement
4) A3 Draft PR and public awareness campaign for Bluetooth COVID-19 card
5) Draft talking points and draft press release, Communications plan for the next phase of work on the CovidCard

If there are any further documents that have been produced since the previous OIA request, I would like those to be included as well, noting that the CovidCard project was transferred to Ministry of Health at some point around this time.

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Chen

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From: Anita Waring
Department of Internal Affairs

Hi Andrew

I am writing to confirm that I received your email and have put it through our OIA system. You can expect a formal OIA acknowledgement in due course.

Regards
Anita Waring

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