Correspondence with the New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association

M Guesgen made this Official Information request to Meka Whaitiri

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From: M Guesgen

Dear Meka Whaitiri,

Please supply the following information under the Official Information Act (OIA):

Correspondence (emails or letters) between yourself, Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare) Meka Whaitiri, and the New Zealand Greyhound Racing Association from your appointment in 2020 to June 2021.

If you need any more information from me please let me know as soon as possible.

I understand that a decision on a request for information under the OIA should be made within 20 working days of receiving that request.

Yours faithfully,
Mirjam Guesgen

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From: M Whaitiri (MIN)
Meka Whaitiri

Dear correspondent


On behalf of Hon. Meka Whaitiri, thank you for your email.


While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important and all
messages are carefully read and considered, it is not possible to provide
a personal response to every email which is received.


Where the Minister has portfolio responsibility for the issues that you
have raised, your correspondence will be considered and responded to where


Thank you for taking the time to write.


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Office of Hon Meka Whaitiri


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From: M Whaitiri (MIN)
Meka Whaitiri

Good morning Mirjam,

On behalf of Hon Meka Whaitiri, thank you for your email.

This is to confirm receipt of your OIA request, which we will respond to as soon as possible, and by no later than Wednesday 7 July 2021.

If your request is very large or if it requires consultation, we may extend the time limit under section 15A of the Official Information Act. If this happens, we will contact you to let you know when you can expect our decision.

Kind Regards,

Ana Richardson
Private Secretary (Executive Support) to Hon Meka Whaitiri
Minister of Customs| Minister for Veterans|
Associate Minister of Agriculture (Animal Welfare)|
Associate Minister of Statistics|
Private Bag 18 888, Parliament Buildings | Wellington | Ph +64 4 817 8734 |
[Meka Whaitiri request email] | |

Email disclaimer:
Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers' portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you'd like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at

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Tçnâ koutou Mirjam


Please find attached a response to your OIA request dated 9 June.


Ngâ mihi



[1]cid:image003.jpg@01D5DA9C.EAF66FB0 Matt Hayward

Private Secretary – Agriculture |
Office of Hon Meka Whaitiri
Minister of Customs | Minister for

Associate Minister of Agriculture |
Associate Minister of Statistics


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Website: [3]www.Beehive,

Private Bag 18041, Parliament
Buildings, Wellington 6160, New



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