Copies of emails between Dean Arthur and Grant Prattley regarding use of SARINZ Intellectual Property

Search and Rescue Institute NZ made this Official Information request to Tai Poutini Polytechnic

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From: Search and Rescue Institute NZ

Dear Tai Poutini Polytechnic,

My enquiry is related to emails from Dean Arthur using his work email address sent to a Mr Grant Prattley regarding the use of SARINZ Intellectual Property in the delivery of TPP training.

My requests include the following separate and individual requests of information:
*Copies of all emails from Dean Arthur to Grant Prattley between 1 January 2014 and 10 March 2014.

*Any reports that exist, including those internally done on the use of SARINZ Intellectual Property utilized int he delivery of TPP training.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Wells

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From: Karen Kennedy
Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Good afternoon


We would like to advise this matter is now under investigation and we will
respond in due course.



Yours sincerely







Karen Kennedy

Executive Assistant / Secretary to Council

Tai Poutini Polytechnic | 73-87 Tainui Street | Private Bag 607, Greymouth
7840 |

Telephone 03 7699 400 | DDI 03 7699 402 | [mobile number]


73-87 Tainui St, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand | Private Bag 607, Greymouth
7840, New Zealand
free phone 0800 800 411 | phone +64 3 769 9400 | fax +64 3 768 4503 |

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TPP's reply (summery - edited from original).

Please find below our response to your Official Information Act request dated 10 March 2014.

We have taken advice and it is clear to us that a member of our staff has used some diagrams in a workbook which were the property of SARINZ/Grant Prattley. We are sorry that this has occurred and can assure you that the staff member concerned has been spoken to strongly and that I have reiterated the Copyright Act implications to all Emergency Management staff especially as this relates to SARINZ.

Tai Poutini Polytechnic has also written to attendees on the course in question advising them that the images were not the property of TPP to reproduce and asking of the workbooks to be returned so the images can be replaced.

Yours sincerely

Allan Sarginson
Chief Exectutive

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