Material and advice to case managers around temporary accommodation

James Fluker made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: James Fluker

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Immigration New Zealand should supply all material and advice that has been issued to case managers about temporary accommodation (including Airbnb) and its suitability as evidence that a couple has been residing together.

Immigration New Zealand should supply all material and advice that has been issued to case managers about what constitutes suitable evidence that a couple has been residing together when it makes an immigration decision.

Immigration New Zealand should supply all material and advice that has been issued to case managers about if receipts from Uber Eats constitutes suitable evidence that a couple has been residing together - and if receipts from Uber Eats constitute more suitable evidence than receipts from temporary accommodation providers.

Yours faithfully,

James Fluker

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Ref: 2122-0093

 

Dear James,

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 12^th of July 2021 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

“Immigration New Zealand should supply all material and advice that has
been issued to case managers about temporary accommodation (including
Airbnb) and its suitability as evidence that a couple has been residing
together.

Immigration New Zealand should supply all material and advice that has
been issued to case managers about what constitutes suitable evidence that
a couple has been residing together when it makes an immigration decision.

Immigration New Zealand should supply all material and advice that has
been issued to case managers about if receipts from Uber Eats constitutes
suitable evidence that a couple has been residing together - and if
receipts from Uber Eats constitute more suitable evidence than receipts
from temporary accommodation providers.”

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course.

 

If you have any enquiries regarding your request, or its urgency, feel
free to contact us via email at [1][MBIE request email].

 

Nâku noa, nâ

MINISTERIAL SERVICES

               

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

NZBN 9429000106078

 

[2]www.govt.nz - your guide to finding and using New Zealand government
services

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Kia ora!

 

Thanks for your email on 12 July 2021 requesting information.

 

Evidence of eligibility

 

Under the Official Information Act 1982  requests can only be made by;

 

Any person, being

a New Zealand citizen; or

 a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

 a person who is in New Zealand; or

a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

a body corporate which is incorporated outside of new Zealand but  which
has a place of business in New Zealand,

 

may request a department or Minister of the Crown or organisation to make 
available to him or it any specified official information.

From the information you have provided in your request it is unclear that 
you are entitled to make an Official Information Act request.

 

 Before we can proceed with your request you will need to provide
evidence  that you are entitled to make a request.  Any supporting
information can  be provided confidentially to me via email.

 

If you have not provided suitable evidence within 3 working days, we will 
close this request.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

Dongrui Pang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320

[2]www.immigration.govt.nz

 

NZBN 9429000106078

 

[3]www.govt.nz - your guide to finding and using New Zealand government
services

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Kia ora!

 

We wrote to you on 14 July regarding your request under the OIA. We have
not heard from you or received any evidence of your eligibility so we’ll
close this request.

 

Kind regards

 

Dongrui Pang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[1][email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320

[2]www.immigration.govt.nz

 

NZBN 9429000106078

 

 

 

From: Dongrui Pang
Sent: Wednesday, 14 July 2021 3:42 pm
To: [FOI #16038 email]
Subject: OIA 2122-0093 [UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Kia ora!

 

Thanks for your email on 12 July 2021 requesting information.

 

Evidence of eligibility

 

Under the Official Information Act 1982  requests can only be made by;

 

Any person, being

a New Zealand citizen; or

 a permanent resident of New Zealand; or

 a person who is in New Zealand; or

a body corporate which is incorporated in New Zealand; or

a body corporate which is incorporated outside of new Zealand but  which
has a place of business in New Zealand,

 

may request a department or Minister of the Crown or organisation to make 
available to him or it any specified official information.

From the information you have provided in your request it is unclear that 
you are entitled to make an Official Information Act request.

 

 Before we can proceed with your request you will need to provide
evidence  that you are entitled to make a request.  Any supporting
information can  be provided confidentially to me via email.

 

If you have not provided suitable evidence within 3 working days, we will 
close this request.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

Dongrui Pang

BUSINESS ADVISOR

 

Operations Support, Border and Visa Operations Branch

Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

[3][email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320

[4]www.immigration.govt.nz

 

NZBN 9429000106078

 

[5]www.govt.nz - your guide to finding and using New Zealand government
services

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From: James Fluker

Dear Dongrui Pang,

I can confirm I'm a New Zealand citizen and I'm surprised by MBIE's response, given most agencies don't explicitly ask people making OIA requests to confirm their citizenship or residency as part of the request.

It almost feels like MBIE is stonewalling in an attempt to not have to answer the questions.

Yours sincerely,

James Fluker

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From: Dongrui Pang
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

Dear James Fluker

Sorry to hear your concerns, however to ask for information under the OIA you must be either a New Zealand citizen/permanent resident or are actually present in New Zealand.

Please refer to the Ombudsman guidelines at the following link:

https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/what...

As your OIA request has been closed, please feel free to submit a new one if you meet the criteria.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Kind regards

Dongrui Pang
Business Advisor
Operations Support, Border & Visa Operations
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment
[email address] | Telephone: +64 (04) 8965320
www.immigration.govt.nz

NZBN 9429000106078

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From: James Fluker

Dear Dongrui Pang,

I can confirm I'm a New Zealand citizen and present in New Zealand. Also, I don't consider the request closed.

Please stop stonewalling and respond to the request.

Yours sincerely,

James Fluker

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