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From: R S Bicknell

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

I request under the official information club the total amount spent on private club memberships in 2019 and 2020 for MFAT staff. For example: the Wellington club or the Jockey Club (Hong Kong) etc.

Yours faithfully,

R S Bicknell

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From: ENQUIRIES
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Thank you for your email.

 

We advise that New Zealanders do not travel overseas at this time due to
the COVID-19 pandemic, associated health risks and travel restrictions.
This do not travel advisory (level 4 of 4) applies to all destinations
except Australia and the Cook Islands. See the [1]SafeTravel website for
more information, including advice for those who are staying put and steps
you should take if you still want to try to return home. We encourage all
New Zealanders overseas to register their details with SafeTravel for
important updates.

 

New Zealanders seeking consular assistance overseas can contact their
nearest New Zealand Embassy or Consulate. Contact details are listed in
each country page on the SafeTravel website. For urgent consular
assistance after-hours, please contact +64 99 20 20 20 (monitored 24
hours).

For enquiries regarding:

·           Managed Isolation and Quarantine – Detailed information can be
found at: [2]https://www.miq.govt.nz.

·           Consular issues - or if you are a New Zealand citizen overseas
needing assistance, email: [email address].

·           New Zealand Scholarships - Use the scholarships enquiries form
available at: [3]https://scholarship.force.com/CommunityF....

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·           MFAT Graduate Programme - email:
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New Zealand website at: [5]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/.

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·           New Zealand passports - visit the Internal Affairs website at:
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For all other enquiries, you will receive a response in due course.  

 

Kind regards,

 

 

MFAT ENQUIRIES

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere

195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901
Wellington 6160

New Zealand

[14]www.mfat.govt.nz | [15]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

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From: ESD
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Kia ora R S Bicknell

 

Thank you for your OIA request received on 9 October 2021 for:

 

I request under the official information club the total amount spent on
private club memberships in 2019 and 2020 for MFAT staff. For example: the
Wellington club or the Jockey Club (Hong Kong) etc.

 

 

This email confirms receipt of your request and advises that we will
respond to it as soon as reasonably practicable, and in terms of the
timeframes and requirements of the OIA.

 

Many Ministry staff are working remotely during COVID-19 Alert Levels.
Many are also contributing to the Government’s response to the situation
in Afghanistan. This means we may have reduced capacity to process some
OIA requests. We will do our best to make decisions on your OIA request as
soon as practicably possible, and to keep you informed of progress if
there are likely to be delays.

For your information, the Chief Ombudsman has published updated guidance
on OIA requests during the COVID-19 emergency:

·         [1]Chief Ombudsman’s statement on official information response
times during COVID-19 lockdown(external link)

·         [2]FAQs about official information requests during COVID-19

 

Please note that our response letter to you (with your personal details
redacted), and any enclosed documents, may be published on the Ministry’s
website.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatû Aorere

 

 

 

 

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