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Thompson and Clark Investigation Details

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From: Phillip Hart

Dear Radio New Zealand Limited,

Please detail the amounts paid, to whom and in what capacity in relation to the recently revealed two year investigation into private company Thompson and Clarke.

Please also detail who commissioned the investigation and why.

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Hart

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From: Maggie Hedge

Good morning Phillip

RNZ acknowledges receipt of your OIA request. Under the Official Information Act 1982 we have 20 working days to respond, and will contact you via email /post. If for any reason our response is delayed due to illness, or pandemic we will advise immediately.

Kind regards
Maggie Hedge| OIA Administrator RNZ
[email address]

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From: George Bignell


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Dear Mr Hart

 

RNZ paid $5000 for the production of these stories which were commissioned
by our Head of News. They were commissioned on the basis of an assessment
of the possible newsworthiness.

 

We trust the above information is of assistance to you.

 

As we are required to do, this message is to also advise you that our
response to your request can be referred to the Ombudsman’s Office for
review under s 28 (3) of the Official Information Act if you wish.

 

Kind regards

 

George Bignell| OIA Inquiries Coordinator

RADIO NEW ZEALAND | LEVEL 2 | 155 THE TERRACE

PO BOX 123 | WELLINGTON | NEW ZEALAND 6140 | [1]www.rnz.co.nz

DDI +64 4 474 1424 | [mobile number]

 

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From: Phillip Hart

Dear George Bignell,

Thank you for your response. As per the original request, please advise to whom the $5,000 was paid.

Yours sincerely,

Phillip Hart

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From: George Bignell

Dear Mr hart

My apologies, the payment, less withholding tax, was made to Nicky Hager.

Kind regards

George Bignell| OIA Inquiries Coordinator
RADIO NEW ZEALAND | LEVEL 2 | 155 THE TERRACE
PO BOX 123 | WELLINGTON | NEW ZEALAND 6140 | www.rnz.co.nz
DDI +64 4 474 1424 | [mobile number]

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