COVID-19 monitoring reports for August 2021 outbreak

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From: Scott

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I would like to make a request for copies of all DPMC COVID-19 monitoring reports, dated since the beginning of August.

For clarity, I am asking for copies of the type of report I received in response to a request I made to DPMC earlier this year, e.g. this report dated 22 September 2020:

https://fyi.org.nz/request/14684/respons...

As stated in the above document, the function of these reports was to “monitor the effects of Alert Level (AL) measures on New Zealand, in order to evaluate their effectiveness, highlight vulnerabilities and inform the requirement for changes in AL or overall strategy.” In the event that these COVID-19 monitoring reports are no longer generated, then I would like my request to be taken to mean copies of any DPMC reports that serve this function, dated since the beginning of August.

Yours faithfully,

Scott

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Tēnā koe 

 

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Cabinet (DPMC), including the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA).   

Please note, DPMC is not able to respond to emails that are
outside its purview. If the subject of your email does not relate to the
work of DPMC, we will forward your email to the appropriate Minister
or agency who will respond to you directly. To find out more about the
functions of DPMC please view our website - [1]https://dpmc.govt.nz/ 

 

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office at - [2][email address]. Contact information for other
Members of Parliament can be found at
- [3]https://www.parliament.nz/en/get-involve...

  

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, we encourage you
to first refer to the [4]COVID-19 website. Here’s a list of links that you
may find helpful: 

o [5]Current Alert Level
o [6]Latest Government COVID-19 information
o [7]Jobs, training and financial support
o [8]Travel and the border
o [9]Mental wellbeing, accessing health care and violence protection
o [10]Information for businesses
o [11]Proactive release of Government Response documents
o [12]Managed Isolation and Quarantine 

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your local GP or
contact the Healthline team on 0800 358 5453

Common Questions:

* Official Information Act (OIA) Requests will be formally acknowledged
during office hours and actioned accordingly. For more information
about the statutory OIA timeframes please see
- [13]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/.
* For Job opportunities within DPMC please see
- [14]https://centralagenciesjobs.cass.govt.nz.... Please use
this website to apply for vacancies, unfortunately resumes received
through other avenues will not be considered.
* New Zealand Visas and requests for asylum are managed by Immigration
New Zealand. Please see - [15]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/. 

We hope one of the above links helps answer your question.  

 

We appreciate your patience at this time. Thanks again and please take
care.

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Kia ora

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which was received on 3 September 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

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From: Scott

Dear DPMC,

Thank you for your response. I would like to make a follow up request.

I would like to request copies of all COVID-19 Across Government Daily Situation Reports, dated since 4 September.

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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From: Scott

Dear DPMC,

Just following up to make sure you had received my follow up request for copies of all COVID-19 Across Government Daily Situation Reports, dated since 4 September.

Could I have an acknowledgement of receipt for this please?

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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Kia ora

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which was received on 1 November 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    [DPMC request email]

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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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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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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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
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 DPMC,

Thank you for this response, but the release document doesn't appear to have uploaded correctly. I think this can happen sometimes with large documents on FYI. Are you able to send it through again?

Thanks,

Scott

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Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Tēnā koe 

 

Thank you for emailing the Department of the Prime Minister and
Cabinet (DPMC), including the National Emergency Management
Agency (NEMA).   

Please note, DPMC is not able to respond to emails that are
outside its purview. If the subject of your email does not relate to the
work of DPMC, we will forward your email to the appropriate Minister
or agency who will respond to you directly. To find out more about the
functions of DPMC please view our website - [1]https://dpmc.govt.nz/ 

 

If your correspondence is intended for the Prime Minister please email her
office at - [2][email address]. Contact information for other
Members of Parliament can be found at
- [3]https://www.parliament.nz/en/get-involve...

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, we encourage you
to first refer to the [4]COVID-19 website. Here’s a list of links that you
may find helpful: 

o [5]Current Alert Level
o [6]Latest Government COVID-19 information
o [7]Jobs, training and financial support
o [8]Travel and the border
o [9]Mental wellbeing, accessing health care and violence protection
o [10]Information for businesses
o [11]Proactive release of Government Response documents
o [12]Managed Isolation and Quarantine 

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your local GP or
contact the Healthline team on 0800 358 5453

Common Questions:

* Official Information Act (OIA) Requests will be formally acknowledged
during office hours and actioned accordingly. For more information
about the statutory OIA timeframes please see
- [13]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/.
* For Job opportunities within DPMC please see
- [14]https://centralagenciesjobs.cass.govt.nz.... Please use
this website to apply for vacancies, unfortunately resumes received
through other avenues will not be considered.
* New Zealand Visas and requests for asylum are managed by Immigration
New Zealand. Please see - [15]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/. 

We hope one of the above links helps answer your question.  

We appreciate your patience at this time. Thanks again and please take
care.

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Kia ora Scott,

No worries, I will send through in 2 parts.
See part 1 attached.

Ngā mihi,

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

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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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And part 2.

Ngā mihi,

Andrew Lamont
Ministerial Coordinator, Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

P    +64 (4) 912 0547
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From: Scott

Dear DPMC,

Thank you for this response, although I am concerned to note that you seem to have changed your approach to redacting a certain part of these documents since your 1 November response to my initial request.

For instance, comparing page 41 of your first response document (3 September report "Protests and Disinformation" section) and page 12 of your second response (8 September report "Compliance" section) shows that the latter is much more heavily redacted, although clearly the two cover the same topic. This is the case for every section covering this topic in your second response.

Are you able to please advise me why your approach has changed? If not, I will refer this to the Ombudsman to check if the redactions in the latter documents are appropriate.

In the meantime, I would like to make a follow up request. I would like to request:

Copies of all COVID-19 Across Government Situation Reports, dated since the beginning of November.

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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From: Scott

Dear DPMC,

I'm emailing to make sure the follow up request I made on 20 December has been received. My follow up request was for:

"Copies of all COVID-19 Across Government Situation Reports, dated since the beginning of November."

Can you please provide me with an acknowledgement of receipt for this?

Yours sincerely,

Scott

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Kia ora

 

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 which
was received on 20 December 2021, copied below. A response will be
provided in accordance with the Act. Please note under Section 2(1) of
the Act, days in the period commencing 25 December 2021 through to 15
January 2022, are not counted as working days.

 

 

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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