Documents relating to COVID-19 advisory groups

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From: Scott

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

This is a request for information relating to the two COVID-19 response advisory groups.

For the COVID-19 Independent Continuous Review, Improvement and Advice Group I request, dated to 17 May:

1. Copies of all meeting minutes
2. Copies of all advice provided to the Minister for the Covid-19 Response

For the Strategic COVID-19 Public Health Advisory Group I request, dated to 17 May:

1. Copies of all meeting minutes
2. Copies of all advice provided to the Minister for the Covid-19 Response and/or the Associate Minister for Public Health

Yours faithfully,

Scott

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Kia ora

 

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which
was received on 17 May 2021, copied below. A response will be provided in
accordance with the Act.

 

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Ngā mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
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From: Scott

Dear DPMC,

Thank you for your reply. I'd like to make a follow-up request.

I would like to request copies of all meeting minutes of the two advisory groups, and copies of all advice they provided to the two ministers, for the period 18 May to 15 June.

Further, I would like to request copies of all COVID-19 Response Weekly Reports, dated from the beginning of February to 15 June.

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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[IN-CONFIDENCE]

 

Kia ora

 

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which
was received on 15 June 2021, copied below. A response will be provided in
accordance with the Act.

 

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) may publish the
response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request.

 

When you are provided with a response to this request, you will be
informed about whether the response to your OIA request will be published.
If DPMC does publish the response to your OIA request, personal
information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.
This publication process does not apply to extension letters or transfers.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
E    [1][DPMC request email]
 
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communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
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in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kia ora Scott,

 

Please see attached the Minister’s response to your OIA request of 27 May.

 

Noho ora mai | Stay well
[1]cid:image001.jpg@01D433B3.8E157340 Erin Sampson (he/him) | Private
Secretary, COVID-19 Response

Office of Hon Chris Hipkins   
 
Minister for COVID-19 Response
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[2][email address]
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Kia ora koe,

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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Kia ora koe,

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
E    [1][DPMC request email]
 
[2]cid:image002.png@01D43609.296F69C0
 
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the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or
communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
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From: Erin Sampson

Dear Scott

Thank you for your Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) request that was transferred to this Office on 28 June 2021. You requested:

“Further, I would like to request copies of all COVID-19 Response Weekly Reports, dated from the beginning of February to 15 June.”

I have decided under section 15A of the Act to extend the time limit for deciding on your request by an additional 30 working days.

The extension is required because your request necessitates a search through a large quantity of information, and consultations are needed before a decision can be made on your request. Despite the extension, a response will be sent to you as soon as possible.

You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to investigate and review my decision under section 28(3) of the Act.

Noho ora mai | Stay well

Erin Sampson (he/him) | Private Secretary, COVID-19 Response
Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister for COVID-19 Response
īmēra: [email address]

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From: Scott

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

The part of my request remaining with your office, namely for copies of all meeting minutes for the two advisory groups dated 18 May to 15 June, has now passed the extended response date given in your 12 July letter (10 August). Can you please let me know when I can expect to receive your response?

Yours faithfully,

Scott

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Tena koe Scott,

It appears that due to a technical issue our response to the part of your request regarding meeting minutes for the two COVID-19 advisory groups between 18 May 2021 and 15 June 2021 was not published on the fyi.org.nz. Please find our response of 27 July 2021 attached.

Kind Regards,

Ministerial Advisor
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Scott

Dear DPMC,

Thank you for this. I'd like to make a follow-up request for:

1) Copies of all meeting minutes for the two advisory groups, dated 16 June to 13 August.
2) Copies of the work programmes of the two advisory groups

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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Kia ora

 

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which
was received on 13 August 2021, copied below. A response will be provided
in accordance with the Act.

 

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) may publish the
response to your Official Information Act (OIA) request.

 

When you are provided with a response to this request, you will be
informed about whether the response to your OIA request will be published.
If DPMC does publish the response to your OIA request, personal
information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.
This publication process does not apply to extension letters or transfers.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
E    [1][DPMC request email]
 
[2]cid:image002.png@01D43609.296F69C0
 
The information contained in this email message is for the attention of
the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or
communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute
this message or the information in it. If you have received this message
in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

 

 

 

 

 

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From: Scott

Dear Erin Sampson,

By my calculations, the extended time frame for responding to the part of my request transferred to your office on 28 June has now elapsed. Can you let me know when I can expect your response?

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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From: Erin Sampson

Kia ora,

 

Many thanks for your message.

 

Ashlee is covering for me on Wednesday and Thursday. She can be reached
[email address] or on 021 365 289

 

Noho ora mai,

Erin

 

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From: Erin Sampson

Kia ora Scott,

I understand that this response was due today. Unfortunately, given the high tempo of the COVID-19 response since the community outbreak in Auckland last month, the process for this OIA has been delayed.

The Office intends to release documents under this OIA request and these documents are now in the final stages of consultation. I endeavour to provide the OIA response and documents as soon as possible, and I hope within the week.

My apologies for the delay and for any inconvenience caused.

Noho ora mai | Stay well

Erin Sampson (he/him) | Private Secretary, COVID-19 Response
Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister for COVID-19 Response

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Kia ora koe,

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
E    [1][DPMC request email]
 
[2]cid:image002.png@01D43609.296F69C0
 
The information contained in this email message is for the attention of
the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or
communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute
this message or the information in it. If you have received this message
in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

 

 

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