NZTA & Auckland Harbour Bridge Incident: 30 May 2021

Matthew Hooton made this Official Information request to New Zealand Transport Agency

Response to this request is long overdue. By law New Zealand Transport Agency should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Matthew Hooton

Dear Waka Kotahi NZTA

Under the OIA, I request all information held by Waka Kotahi NZTA about the incident on Auckland Harbour Bridge on Sunday 30 May, prior to, during and after the incident. (This media report refers: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/cycling-pr... )

In particular, I am interested in what advance warning Waka Kotahi or any of its directors, employees, consultants or other agents had of the incident, and what actions were taken to encourage, deter, facilitate or prevent the incident.

However, please note that my request is broad, and includes all information as stated.

Yours sincerely

Matthew Hooton

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From: Official Correspondence
New Zealand Transport Agency


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Dear Matthew

 

This email acknowledges your below request for information made under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi
NZ Transport Agency for response. They will contact you if they require
clarification of your request, more time to respond, or if your request
has been transferred to another organisation to respond to. Unless more
time is required, Waka Kotahi will send a response to you within 20
working days of receiving your request – in this instance on or before 29
June 2021.

 

The information you have requested may contain the names and contact
details of our staff. Please let us know whether you require these names
and contact details. We may need to consult our staff before deciding
whether we can release this information, and this may take a bit more
time. If we do not hear from you we will assume that you do not require
staff names and contact details.

 

If you would like to discuss your request with Waka Kotahi, please contact
us by email at [1][email address].

 

Regards  

 

_________  ____________________________________________   

Ministerial Services

Te Waka Kôtuia - Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Head Office / 50 Victoria Street
Private Bag 6995, Wellington 6141, New Zealand 
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From: Matthew Hooton

Dear Official Correspondence,

Thank you for your prompt response. However, my request does not concern information held by Auckland Transport. It concerns information held by NZTA. Please respond accordingly. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Hooton

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From: Official Correspondence
New Zealand Transport Agency

Dear Matthew

Thank you for your e-mail of 31 May 2021 which is being considered in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982.

Your request, in its current form, is very broad and covers a large volume of information which would require substantial collation. We would like to invite you to clarify your request to specific subjects or questions.

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail at [email address].

Regards

_________ ____________________________________________
Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia - Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
Head Office / 50 Victoria Street
Private Bag 6995, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
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From: Matthew Hooton

Dear Official Correspondence,

Thank you for your email. As a first step, I will limit my request to information generated or received only since 12.01 am on Tuesday 25 May, 2021, a week ago. Are you able to manage this?

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Hooton

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From: Official Correspondence
New Zealand Transport Agency


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Dear Matthew

 

Please find attached a letter advising of an extension to your request for
information under the Official Information Act 1982 31 May 2021.

 

A response will now be sent to you on or before 13 July 2021.

 

Regards

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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From: Matthew Hooton

Dear Official Correspondence,

Thank you for your initial reply.

Could you please advise who you are consulting, why it couldn't be done within legislated timelines, and why you need another 10 working days to do it.

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

Matthew Hooton

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From: Official Correspondence
New Zealand Transport Agency

Dear Matthew,

Thank you for your email below about the consultations necessary in order to respond to your request for official information.

The documentation that falls within the scope of your request requires substantial internal consultation with Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency's communications, legal and privacy teams as well as the Auckland Transport Operations Centre (ATOC) and Auckland regional relationships teams involved in the response. External consultations are required with Auckland Transport and NZ Police, who were involved in the planning and delivery of the response to the Liberate a Lane protest. The Ombudsman’s guidance specifies that 5–10 working days would generally be regarded as a reasonable period for a third party to provide a comment, but more time sometimes is required depending on the volume of information, complexity of issues, the reasonable availability of the party being consulted and so on. We have made our decision to extend based on the above. However, should the consultations take less time, we endeavour to respond to you without undue delay.

Regards

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency
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Dear Matthew

 

Please find attached the response to your request of 31 May 2021 for
information under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Regards

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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