Email communications relating to CNBC's “Squawk Box Asia” appearance

Scott made this Official Information request to Damien O'Connor

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From: Scott

Dear Damien O'Connor,

I am writing to request copies of all email correspondence between Damien O'Connor's office and CNBC regarding the minister's appearance on CNBC's “Squawk Box Asia”, aired last month.

Yours faithfully,


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From: Hon Damien O'Connor

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Kia ora,
On behalf of Hon Damien O'Connor, thank you for your email.
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Ngā mihi,
Office of Hon Damien O'Connor
Minister of Agriculture | Minister for Biosecurity | Minister for Land Information | Minister for Rural Communities | Minister for Trade and Export Growth | MP for West Coast-Tasman

Private Bag 18888 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand
Authorised by Hon Damien O'Connor MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011


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From: Phoebe Murphy

Good afternoon Scott,


We acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated 09
February 2021.


We received your request on 09 February. We will endeavour to respond to
your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 09 March,
being 20 working days after the day your request was received.


If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of
an extension of that timeframe.


If your OIA request requires full or part transfer, we will contact you
within the required timeframe.


Yours Sincerely




Phoebe Murphy  | Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of Hon Damien O’Connor

Executive Wing 5.1L  | Parliament Buildings | Wellington | (04) 817 8848





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From: Scott


Am I able to get an update on this?


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From: Phoebe Murphy

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Kia ora Scott,

Please find attached a response to you OIA request dated 09 February 2021.

Kind regards,


Phoebe Murphy | Private Secretary (Executive Support)
Office of Hon Damien O’Connor
Executive Wing 5.1L | Parliament Buildings | Wellington | (04) 817 8848

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