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Communications between Jacinnda Ardern and Dr. Siouxsie Wiles

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From: Cam Slater

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

Under the Official Information Act please provide documentation, emails, memoranda, transcripts of discussions, messaging including txts, Facebook messenger, Whatsapp, Signal , Snapchat or any other means of communication between Jacinda Ardern and/or any staff member and Dr. Siouxsie Wiles between 3 September 2021 and 11 September 2021.

Please also include any and all communications between Jacinda Ardern and Dr. Ashley Bloomfield regarding the same incident involving Dr. Siuoxsie Wiles and Dr. Nicola Gaston.

Yours faithfully,

Cam Slater

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister Jacinda
Ardern.

 

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, mental health,
Immigration, housing or benefit assistance, here's a list of links that
you might find helpful:

 

 

For queries around Managed Isolation availability  and/or exemptions:
miq.govt.nz

 

If you are overseas and need assistance please contact your nearest New
Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact details are listed in each
destination page on the SafeTravel website: 
[1]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/covi...
  . For urgent consular assistance after-hours please contact +64 99 20 20
20 (monitored 24 hours a day).

 

For immigration and visa advice: contact the call centre which is open 
6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (NZT).
[2]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact  

 

For urgent housing or benefit enquiries:

∙             Call 0800 559 009 (for under 65)

∙             Call 0800 552 002 (for over 65)

 

If you need treatment or support for your health or wellbeing, the
following options are available.

 

Healthline – You can call Healthline for health advice on freephone 0800
611 116 at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Healthline staff
can advise you on the best thing to do in your situation, including which
services are near you and open.

 

1737 – If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can
call or text 1737 for free at any time to talk to a trained counsellor.

 

Mental health crisis teams – If you are concerned that someone is going to
hurt themselves or someone else, you can call your local mental health
crisis team. A full list of numbers is available here:
[3]www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/crisis-assessment-teams

 

For Police assistance In an emergency call 111.

For everything else use 105.

You can also make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz 

 

We hope that one of the above links helps answer your question, if not we
will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you again

 

 

Office of the Prime Minister

 

 

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

Your request will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Office of the Prime Minister

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern


Attachment 27.10.2021 Letter to Slater PMO 2021 221.pdf
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Tēnā koe

 

On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

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From: Cam Slater

Dear J Ardern (MIN),

Thank you for the response. How ever the text messages were not included. I did not ask for a summary of events I asked for the actual data.

Secondly, there is a precedent regarding the release of private emails set when a similar OIA request was made for the text messages between John Key and myself. Those message were supplied in full.

Thirdly, both the Prime Minister and Siouxsie Wiles are subject to the OIA, including their communications. Siouxsie Wiles is a civil servant employed by an agency that is itself subject to the OIA. She has also been a very public face regarding health measures during the pandemic, it is of public interest what those communications said.

Fourthly, those communications may in fact be defamatory against myself, if the text messages released by the Ministry of Health and Ashley Bloomfield are anything to go by. At the very least they should preserved pending discovery motions and any legal proceedings that may occur.

Please reconsider actually complying with the OIA and provide the information as requested.

I note that your office was extremely tardy in replying and in breach of the Act, so please ensure you are no longer in breach otherwise I will be forced to go to the Ombudsmen and use the precedent to compel those messages being disclosed.

Yours sincerely,

Cam Slater

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister Jacinda
Ardern.

 

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, mental health,
Immigration, housing or benefit assistance, here's a list of links that
you might find helpful:

 

 

For queries around Managed Isolation availability  and/or exemptions:
miq.govt.nz

 

If you are overseas and need assistance please contact your nearest New
Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact details are listed in each
destination page on the SafeTravel website: 
[1]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/covi...
  . For urgent consular assistance after-hours please contact +64 99 20 20
20 (monitored 24 hours a day).

 

For immigration and visa advice: contact the call centre which is open 
6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (NZT).
[2]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact  

 

For urgent housing or benefit enquiries:

∙             Call 0800 559 009 (for under 65)

∙             Call 0800 552 002 (for over 65)

 

If you need treatment or support for your health or wellbeing, the
following options are available.

 

Healthline – You can call Healthline for health advice on freephone 0800
611 116 at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Healthline staff
can advise you on the best thing to do in your situation, including which
services are near you and open.

 

1737 – If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can
call or text 1737 for free at any time to talk to a trained counsellor.

 

Mental health crisis teams – If you are concerned that someone is going to
hurt themselves or someone else, you can call your local mental health
crisis team. A full list of numbers is available here:
[3]www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/crisis-assessment-teams

 

For Police assistance In an emergency call 111.

For everything else use 105.

You can also make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz 

 

We hope that one of the above links helps answer your question, if not we
will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you again

 

 

Office of the Prime Minister

 

 

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern


Attachment 19.11.2021 Letter to Slater PMO 2021 221.pdf
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Tēnā koe

 

On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

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From: Cam Slater

Dear J Ardern (MIN),

This answer is simply unacceptable. The story was of public interest, it was in the media over several cycles, and the comments made by the Prime Minister are a) subject to the OIA and b) most definitely public interest.

The Prime Minister has frequently claimed to have the most "open and transparent" government ever. Redacting the Prime Minister's reply is hardly open nor transparent.

The complaint currently before the Ombudsman has now been updated with this non-reply.

Yours sincerely,

Cam Slater

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister Jacinda
Ardern.

 

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, mental health,
Immigration, housing or benefit assistance, here's a list of links that
you might find helpful:

 

 

For queries around Managed Isolation availability  and/or exemptions:
miq.govt.nz

 

If you are overseas and need assistance please contact your nearest New
Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact details are listed in each
destination page on the SafeTravel website: 
[1]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/covi...
  . For urgent consular assistance after-hours please contact +64 99 20 20
20 (monitored 24 hours a day).

 

For immigration and visa advice: contact the call centre which is open 
6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (NZT).
[2]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact  

 

For urgent housing or benefit enquiries:

∙             Call 0800 559 009 (for under 65)

∙             Call 0800 552 002 (for over 65)

 

If you need treatment or support for your health or wellbeing, the
following options are available.

 

Healthline – You can call Healthline for health advice on freephone 0800
611 116 at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Healthline staff
can advise you on the best thing to do in your situation, including which
services are near you and open.

 

1737 – If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can
call or text 1737 for free at any time to talk to a trained counsellor.

 

Mental health crisis teams – If you are concerned that someone is going to
hurt themselves or someone else, you can call your local mental health
crisis team. A full list of numbers is available here:
[3]www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/crisis-assessment-teams

 

For Police assistance In an emergency call 111.

For everything else use 105.

You can also make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz 

 

We hope that one of the above links helps answer your question, if not we
will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you again

 

 

Office of the Prime Minister

 

 

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From: Cam Slater

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

Further to my previous correspondence,

I now request the same information, but under the Privacy Act, for communications that pertain to me, including in the content currently redacted, for the same period.

Yours faithfully,

Cam Slater

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora

 

Thank you for taking the time to get in touch with Prime Minister Jacinda
Ardern.

 

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, mental health,
Immigration, housing or benefit assistance, here's a list of links that
you might find helpful:

 

 

For queries around Managed Isolation availability  and/or exemptions:
miq.govt.nz

 

If you are overseas and need assistance please contact your nearest New
Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact details are listed in each
destination page on the SafeTravel website: 
[1]https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/covi...
  . For urgent consular assistance after-hours please contact +64 99 20 20
20 (monitored 24 hours a day).

 

For immigration and visa advice: contact the call centre which is open 
6:00am Monday to midnight on Saturday (NZT).
[2]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact  

 

For urgent housing or benefit enquiries:

∙             Call 0800 559 009 (for under 65)

∙             Call 0800 552 002 (for over 65)

 

If you need treatment or support for your health or wellbeing, the
following options are available.

 

Healthline – You can call Healthline for health advice on freephone 0800
611 116 at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Healthline staff
can advise you on the best thing to do in your situation, including which
services are near you and open.

 

1737 – If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can
call or text 1737 for free at any time to talk to a trained counsellor.

 

Mental health crisis teams – If you are concerned that someone is going to
hurt themselves or someone else, you can call your local mental health
crisis team. A full list of numbers is available here:
[3]www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/crisis-assessment-teams

 

For Police assistance In an emergency call 111.

For everything else use 105.

You can also make a report online at 105.police.govt.nz 

 

We hope that one of the above links helps answer your question, if not we
will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you again

 

 

Office of the Prime Minister

 

 

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Privacy Act request.

Your request will be responded to under the provisions of the Privacy Act 2020.

Yours sincerely

Arna Thornton
Office of the Prime Minister

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern


Attachment 22.12.2021 Letter to Slater PMO 2021 336.pdf
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Tēnā koe,

 

On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

 

 

 

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