Computer model and specs that delayed 4PM Alert Level announcements on 20th September 2021

Dillon Pentz made this Official Information request to Jacinda Ardern

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From: Dillon Pentz

Kia ora,

I am interested to know the following details about the computer used by the Prime Minister that she described as having "froze", leading to the delay of the 4PM Alert Level announcement on the 20th of September:

1) The manufacturer and/or model of the computer.
2) The specs of the computer.
3) The operating system being used on the computer.

Please provide this information in an accessible, searchable format.

As a New Zealand citizen, I am eligible to make requests under the OIA.

Ngā mihi,
Dillon Pentz

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora


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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

Dinah Okeby
Office of the Prime Minister

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

Attachment 11.10.2021 Letter to Pentz PMO 2021 238.pdf
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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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Dear Dillon Pentz

Please find attached a letter of response to your Official Information Act request transferred to the Department of Internal Affairs.

Ngā mihi,

Ministerial and Secretariat Services
Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs
Level 4, 45 Pipitea St, Wellington 6011

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