Ministry for Ethnic Communities- OIA2122-0019

john luke made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: john luke

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Thanks for your recent response, OIA2122-0019

In your response you said “you have sought nominations from relevant government agencies for membership to a Ministerial Ethnic Communities Advisory Group” may I ask the name of agencies you sought nominations from and how you ask for the nominations? The copy of these communications- such as email would be helpful. Also, since the new Ministry has been established, are there any future communication or discussion around this Advisory committee? Further, has the new Ministry has any future plan in setting up any new committee/ board etc?

Yours faithfully,

john luke

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Tçnâ koe John,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Ministry of Ethnic Communities (included with this email).

The Ministry will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 24 August 2021.

Please note that in cases where the Ministry’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be made publicly available online.  If the Ministry publishes its response to your OIA request, all identifiable personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed from the response prior to publication.

Nâku noa, nâ

Michelle Reed (she/her)
Kaitohutohu Ârahi, te Ture Pârongo Ôkawa | Lead Advisor Official Correspondence 
Te Tari Taiwhenua | The Department of Internal Affairs
Sent on behalf of Te Tari Mâtâwaka | The Ministry of Ethnic Communities

Michelle Reed (she/her)  
Kaitohutohu Ârahi, te Ture Pârongo Ôkawa | Lead Advisor Official Correspondence 
Te Urûngi | Organisational Strategy & Performance
Level 6, 45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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Department of Internal Affairs

Tçnâ koe John,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Ministry of Ethnic Communities (included with this email).

The Ministry will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days.  The 20th working day is 24 August 2021.

Please note that in cases where the Ministry’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be made publicly available online.  If the Ministry publishes its response to your OIA request, all identifiable personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed from the response prior to publication.

Nâku noa, nâ

Michelle Reed (she/her)
Kaitohutohu Ârahi, te Ture Pârongo Ôkawa | Lead Advisor Official Correspondence 
Te Tari Taiwhenua | The Department of Internal Affairs
Sent on behalf of Te Tari Mâtâwaka | The Ministry of Ethnic Communities

Michelle Reed (she/her)  
Kaitohutohu Ârahi, te Ture Pârongo Ôkawa | Lead Advisor Official Correspondence 
Te Urûngi | Organisational Strategy & Performance
Level 6, 45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |  www.dia.govt.nz

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Kia ora

Please find attached a response to your Official Information Act request of 27 July 2021, ref OIA21-0080.

Ngâ mihi

Ministry for Ethnic Communities

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From: john luke

Dear Ministry for Ethnic Communities,

Thank you for your reply. I noted, "Regarding Part 1 of your request, although recommended candidates for the proposed MECAG were provided by several Ministers and agencies, the Ministry for Ethnic
Communities does not hold a record of all agencies approached for nominations. I am
therefore declining this part of your request under section 18(e) of the Act. "

I don't agreed with the declined. I fully understand you don't hold all the information, I am happy for your to provide whatever you have on file.

Yours sincerely,

john luke

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From: Martine Udahemuka

Good morning John

I am writing from the Ministry for Ethnic Communities to follow up on your email below, with sincere apologies for our delay in getting back to you.

I appreciate your patience and I would like to work with you to progress this request. Would you be available for me to call you? I would like to clarify with you our interpretation of your email to make sure that we have understood your inquiry in order to provide you with relevant information. I am also aware that you have since submitted other OIA requests to the Ministry since your email below, and would therefore like to make sure that the information requested last year is still required in light of your most recent requests.

I am happy to give you a call at a time that is most convenient to you.

Thank you again for your patience, and I look forward to hearing from you
Martine

Martine Udahemuka | Policy Manager (acting), Policy & Analytics
Ministry for Ethnic Communities | Te Tari Mātāwaka
2 Hunter St I PO Box 805, Wellington 6104, New Zealand
www.ethniccommunities.govt.nz Facebook | LinkedIn
Please note: I work Monday to Thursday

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From: john luke

Dear Martine Udahemuka,

Thanks for reaching out, as I have made the request via FYI.ORG.NZ and it is my preference to keep everything available to the public, can you please let me know in writing what you wanting to clarify?

Yours sincerely,

john luke

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From: john luke

Dear Martine Udahemuka,

I noted you have said " does not hold a record of all agencies approached for nominations." so you must at least have something right? or you mean you don't have anything. If you indeed don't have anything, then of course you don't have the information I would like to request. However, by reading your sentence I felt what you are implying here is you don't have all but did have some, hence I am asking, just send me whatever it is available.

Yours sincerely,

john luke

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From: Martine Udahemuka

Hello and thank you for your email

 

My days of work are Monday to Thursday. If your matter needs action early
next week, please contact Pratima at
[1][email address]

 

 

Thank you,

 

Martine

 

 

 

 

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From: john luke

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

I look forward to receiving your reply

Yours faithfully,

john luke

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