Interaction Information concerning 240 Rangiuru Road, Rangiuru, Western Bay Of Plenty

Martin Strickland made this Official Information request to Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Martin Strickland

Dear Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities,

In connection to a property leased / owned or previously leased / owned by Kainga Ora at number 240 Rangiuru Road, Rangiuru, can I please receive electronic copies of all information that relate to the calendar years 2019 and 2020 in respect of:

- Any and all interactions* between Kainga Ora and the Department of Corrections concerning that property;

*all interactions includes emails, letters, transcripts of meetings, minutes of meetings, official documents relating to the property, reports of telephone conversations between staff of the two respective Departments.

Yours faithfully,

Mr M G Strickland

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From: Kainga Ora Correspondence
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Dear Martin

 

Thank you for your official information request dated 5 December 2020,
addressed to Kâinga Ora – Homes and Communities, asking for the following:

‘In connection to a property leased / owned or previously leased / owned
by Kainga Ora at number 240 Rangiuru Road, Rangiuru, can I please receive
electronic copies of all information that relate to the calendar years
2019 and 2020 in respect of:

 

- Any and all interactions* between Kainga Ora and the Department of
Corrections concerning that property;

*all interactions includes emails, letters, transcripts of meetings,
minutes of meetings, official documents relating to the property, reports
of telephone conversations between staff of the two respective
Departments.’

 

In addition to the above request, your information request dated 8
December 2020, addressed to Hon Dr Megan Woods, Minister of Housing was
transferred to Kâinga Ora for response. That request was for:

1. Does Kainga Ora own the property at 240 Rangiuru Road, Rangiuru?

2. Given the property is large, well set up (but needing some alteration)
and ideally placed to house three or four families, has Kainga Ora given
consideration to using it as a stable and self care environment for
families who are either in a motel or inadequately housed in the area?

I say this as well being through places and communities (Kainga Ora) must
be a priority for families doing it hard and down on their luck and the
State assisting them to get back on their feet and find somewhere more
permanent to live. Given Corrections intends to place individual criminals
for up to 18 months here surely families could be well helped within that
period?

3. If Kainiga Ora has considered the property, why is it not using it as
directly suggested above. Whilst the Community in the Road has not
specifically discussed this am sure it would find quite a degree of
support given such families would readily undertake criminal checks, prove
they were not gang members and so on to prove themselves law abiding
citizens just needing a hand up with some wrap around support by
Government.

4. If Kainga Ora has not considered the property please advise why not?

What really sticks out here is that we are considering the needs of 15
Offenders who have not followed the law of the land over and above the
needs of several families.

5. Please advise if it is now official Government Department policy to
prioritise criminal minded individuals over families with Children’.

 

As your requests were received so close together, we will endeavour to
respond to both no later than 25 January 2021, being 20 working days after
the day on which the first request was received, in accordance with
section 15(1) of the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). Please note
that this timeframe includes the holiday period of 25 December 2020 to 15
January 2021, which are not recognised as working days under the Act. If
Kâinga Ora is unable to respond to your request by 25 January 2021, we
will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

 

Your request is being handled by the Government Relations team. If you
have any queries, please feel free to contact this team at
[1][email address] or by calling 0800 801 601.
If any additional factors come to light which are relevant to your
request, please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken
into account.

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Email: enquiries1[3]@kâingaora.govt.nz    
   
 
Freephone: 0800 801 601  |  Mainline: (04) 439 3000  |  Kâinga Ora - Homes
and Communities
PO BOX 2628 Wellington 6140  |  New Zealand Government  | 
[4]www.kâingaora.govt.nz

 

 

 

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27 January 2021

 

 

Martin Strickland

[1][FOI #14245 email]

[2][email address]

 

 

Dear Mr Strickland

 

I refer to your two official information requests dated 5 and 8 December
2020, asking for the following information about the property at 240
Rangiuru Road, Rangiuru in Te Puke:

‘In connection to a property leased / owned or previously leased / owned
by Kainga Ora at number 240 Rangiuru Road, Rangiuru, can I please receive
electronic copies of all information that relate to the calendar years
2019 and 2020 in respect of:

- Any and all interactions* between Kainga Ora and the Department of
Corrections concerning that property;

*all interactions includes emails, letters, transcripts of meetings,
minutes of meetings, official documents relating to the property, reports
of telephone conversations between staff of the two respective
Departments.

1. Does Kainga Ora own the property at 240 Rangiuru Road, Rangiuru?

2. Given the property is large, well set up (but needing some alteration)
and ideally placed to house three or four families, has Kainga Ora given
consideration to using it as a stable and self care environment for
families who are either in a motel or inadequately housed in the area?

I say this as well being through places and communities (Kainga Ora) must
be a priority for families doing it hard and down on their luck and the
State assisting them to get back on their feet and find somewhere more
permanent to live. Given Corrections intends to place individual criminals
for up to 18 months here surely families could be well helped within that
period?

3. If Kainiga Ora has considered the property, why is it not using it as
directly suggested above. Whilst the Community in the Road has not
specifically discussed this am sure it would find quite a degree of
support given such families would readily undertake criminal checks, prove
they were not gang members and so on to prove themselves law abiding
citizens just needing a hand up with some wrap around support by
Government.

4. If Kainga Ora has not considered the property please advise why not?

What really sticks out here is that we are considering the needs of 15
Offenders who have not followed the law of the land over and above the
needs of several families.

5. Please advise if it is now official Government Department policy to
prioritise criminal minded individuals over families with Children?’

Kâinga Ora is managing both requests in a single response

Under [3]section 15(1AA) of the Act, Kâinga Ora has treated your second
request as an amendment to your earlier request about 240 Rangiuru Road.
As such, a response to both requests is due today, 27 January 2021.

More time is needed

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to meet that time limit and we are
therefore writing to notify you of an extension of the time to make our
decision, to 25 February 2021. This extension is necessary because your
request necessitates a search through a large quantity of information and
meeting the original time limit would unreasonably interfere with our
operations.

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision. Information about how to make a complaint is available at
[4]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone 0800 802 602.

Your request is being handled by the Government Relations team who will be
in touch again as soon as possible with a detailed response. If you have
any queries, you can reach this team by emailing
[5][email address].

 

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sender immediately and delete this message.

 

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Email: enquiries1[7]@kâingaora.govt.nz    
   
 
Freephone: 0800 801 601  |  Mainline: (04) 439 3000  |  Kâinga Ora - Homes
and Communities
PO BOX 2628 Wellington 6140  |  New Zealand Government  | 
[8]www.kâingaora.govt.nz

 

 

 

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The Ministry has responded to advise due to the considerable searching required, a response will be sent by 25/02/21

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Martin Strickland

[1][FYI request #14245 email]

[2][email address]

 

 

Dear Mr Strickland

 

I refer to your two official information requests dated 5 and 8 December
2020, asking for information about the property at 240 Rangiuru Road,
Rangiuru in Te Puke.   I  regret to advise you that we are still
processing your request.  I sincerely apologise for this delay.

We will be providing you with information in scope of your request as soon
as possible.

 

Alex Travis

 

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Any opinions expressed in this message are not necessarily those of Kāinga
Ora. This message and any files transmitted with it are confidential and
solely for the use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended
recipient or the person responsible for delivery to the intended
recipient, be advised that you have received this message in error and
that any use or disclosure is strictly prohibited.

Confidentiality notice: This email may contain information that is
confidential or legally privileged. If you have received it by mistake,
please:
(1) reply promptly to that effect, and remove this email, any attachment
and the reply from your system;
(2) do not act on this email in any other way. Thank you.

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