Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust -OIA ACT

john luke made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

The request was successful.

From: john luke

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I noted on your website,

"The Minister has reappointed Kai-Shek Luey, Virginia Chong and Richard Leung for a second term on the Trust. Malcolm Wong, Mark Ngan Kee, Paul Chin, Melissa Wong, and Elisabeth Mei-Xing Ngan have been appointed for their first terms. All terms commence on 15 May 2017 and expire on 14 May 2020."

May I ask when the department plan to call for nomination and how the nomination going to be look like, e.g. how you going to call for application from the public and what is your timeline looks like. What is the position description of the trustee.

Yours faithfully,

john luke

Link to this

From: OIA
Department of Internal Affairs

Tçnâ koe John,

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 1 February 2021 (taking into account the legislative closedown period of OIA processing from 25 December to 15 January inclusive)

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 |

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: minadviceteam
Department of Internal Affairs

Attachment image003.png
37K Download

Hello Mr Luke,

Thank you for your email of 11 December 2020 (below).

The Department is yet to provide information to the Minister for
Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities to make decisions about the
next appointment round for the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust, and the
timeline for these appointments is not yet compiled.

While there is no formal position description for the role in the Trust
deed, it states that trustees must be descendants of poll-tax payers.

The Trust further requires that trustees must be appointed having regard
to their expertise, knowledge, and ability to carry out impartially the
general objectives of the Trust. Desirable qualities of Trustees include:

•            longstanding activity in the poll-tax descendant and/or
Chinese community;

•            experience in governance or other funding distribution

•            specialist skills such as knowledge of Chinese New Zealand
history and community language maintenance; and

•            voluntary experience in the wider community would be an

Within the group of persons appointed as Trustees, it is desirable that
there be:

•            a reasonable demographic distribution of Trustees from around
the country; and

•            inclusion of market gardening or provincial interests.

I trust this information is useful to you.



Rebecca Tane | Senior Policy Analyst | Ministerial Advice | Policy,
Regulation and Communities Branch | Ph: + 64 4 494 5751
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua

45 Pipitea Street | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |

show quoted sections

Link to this

From: john luke

Dear Rebecca,

Thanks for your information, May I further ask when the department plan to provide information to the Minister re: next round for the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust. Are there any estimate timeline for these appointments?

Yours sincerely,

john luke

Link to this

From: Rebecca Tane
Department of Internal Affairs

Hello Mr Luke,
My apologies for the late response to your email.
As in my earlier response to you, there is currently no timeline for appointments to the Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust.

Rebecca Tane | MinAdvice |PH: + 64 4 494 5751

show quoted sections

Link to this

Things to do with this request

Department of Internal Affairs only: