Exposure Events

M Lee made this Official Information request to Jacinda Ardern

Response to this request is delayed. By law, Jacinda Ardern should normally have responded promptly and by (details and exceptions)

From: M Lee

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

At the post conference press conference on 20/9/21 you said that most of the exposure events have been from people going about their legal business.

For this August/September outbreak
I request the total number of exposure events.
The total number of exposure events where it was not compliant with Level 4.
Prosecutions as a result of the exposure events where it was not compliant with level 4.
The total number of people infected where the source was an exposure event where it was not compliant with Level 4.

Yours faithfully,

M Lee

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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

Dinah Okeby
Office of the Prime Minister

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
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Attachment 15.10.2021 Letter to Lee MP PMO 2021 236.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: M Lee

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

Thank you for your reply.

Firstly I am not Melissa Lee of the National Party.
Secondly although I appreciate you transferring this request on to the other organisations that may have this information I would expect that Jacinda Ardern would hold this information. If Jacinda Ardern does not hold this information please confirm.
Thirdly it is disappointing that Jacinda Ardern has not met the legal timeframe from the Ombudsman's "The OIA for Ministers and agencies" document https://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/site...
"transfer a request to another agency promptly, and no later than 10 working days, after
the request is received;"

Yours faithfully,

M Lee

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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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Kia ora Melissa,

 

Thank you for your request for official information which was transferred
from the Office of the Prime Minister and received by the Ministry of
Health on 15 October 2021. The Ministry’s reference number for your
request is H202114510.

 

If you need to contact us at any stage about your request, please quote
this reference number in your correspondence. You requested:

 

“For this August/September outbreak

I request the total number of exposure events.

The total number of exposure events where it was not compliant with Level
4.

Prosecutions as a result of the exposure events where it was not compliant
with level 4.

The total number of people infected where the source was an exposure event
where it was not compliant with Level 4.”

 

Your request has been logged and you can expect a reply no later than 15
November 2021 as required under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. If
we are unable to respond to your request within this time frame, we will
notify you of an extension of that time frame.

 

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [1][email address]

 

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From: M Lee

Dear OIA Requests,
Re: H202114510
My name is not Melissa

Yours sincerely,

M Lee

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From: Ministerial Services


Attachment 15.10.2021 Letter to Lee MP PMO 2021 236.pdf
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Kia ora Melissa

 

I acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act (OIA) request
attached, received by New Zealand Police on 15 October 2021, following
partial transfer of question three from Department of the Prime Minister
and Cabinet and after clarificaiton with DPMC, that Police cannot provide
prosecution data but can provide Covid-19 Alert Level 4 Breach data for
August-September 2021.

 

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet will respond directly to you
with regards to your other three questions.
 
Your request is being actioned pursuant to the OIA. You can expect a
response to your request on or before 15 November 2021.
 
Kind regards, Brittany
Ministerial Services PNHQ

 

 

From: J Ardern (MIN) <[Jacinda Ardern request email]>
Sent: Friday, 15 October 2021 2:36 pm
To: '[FYI request #16813 email]'
<[FYI request #16813 email]>
Subject: Your OIA Request - PMO 2021-236

 

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: M Lee

Dear Ministerial Services,

My name is not Melissa.

Why can't the Police the provide prosecution data?

Yours sincerely,

M Lee

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From: Ministerial Services


Attachment 15.10.2021 Letter to Lee MP PMO 2021 236.pdf
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Kia ora

Our sincere apologies for the name error - when the request was transferred from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to Police, we were advised that was your name (see attached letter).

Police do not hold prosecution data, this is held by Ministry of Justice as they oversee the judicial system - however Ministry of Justice declined the transfer request from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Therefore in order to assist with your request, Police advised Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet that they can provide Covid-19 Alert Level 4 Breach data for August-September 2021 (the number of infringements notices issued to people who were non-compliant with the Public Health Response Alert Level Requirements Order No 9 2021).

Kind regards,
Ministerial Services

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