I have legally paid an infringement by way of set off act but you igonre the payment

Grace Haden made this Official Information request to Auckland Transport

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From: Grace Haden

Dear Auckland Transport,

this is an OIA request .infringement no 302060477

It would appear that the person looking at this matter has no concept of what a set off is.

By way of OIA please provide a copy of all correspondence which you have refereed to in declining this off set and provide the legal basis for doing so.

the Set-Off Act 1735 contains a statutory right which we have evoked. You accepted our cheque and there by agreed to the terms and conditions, those terms and conditions are now binding and the setoff act comes into play.

Might is not right you cannot claim ignorance of the law . this debt has been paid by way of set off legislation and you are not acing lawfully by handing this on to Bay corp and it is harassment to do so.

I am not asking for the ticket to be waived I am telling you its been paid there is a difference

Yours faithfully,

Grace Haden

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Good afternoon Ms Haden,

Please find attached an acknowledgement for information requested under
the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act from Auckland
Transport.

 

Kind regards

 

 

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Dear Ms Haden

 

Can you please confirm your infringement number? We would like to carry
out a thorough investigation but the infringement number provided –
302060477, is unfortunately incorrect.

 

We look forward to receiving this information.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Richard Austyn-Mawby |  Personal Assistant to the [3]Description:
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From: Grace Haden

Dear Richard Austyn-Mawby (AT),

sorry left a 7 off 3020604777

Yours sincerely,

Grace Haden

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Dan Hawke left an annotation ()

@Grace, you're aware that by making the OIA request through this site the information returned will be publicly accessible?
Are you sure the Set-Off Act applies to a statutory penalty, and have you taken legal advice around this? What sort of debt did the council owe you that you are offsetting?

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From: Grace Haden

Dear Richard Austyn-Mawby (AT),

I stated the terms and conditions for maintaining the verge when I was paying a parking fine ( parking in what used to be a P10 and had been re signposted )

I stated the policy and terms and conditions and provided a cheque which if cashed woudl be an agreement to those terms and conditions.

the cheque was cashed , terms and conditions were thereby accepted.

Got another ticket and applied the set of act . AT has totally ignored it and keeps sending it to Bay corp.

Policies and terms and conditions work both ways.

I was forced to accept their terms and conditions, they chose to accept mine.

Yours sincerely,

Grace Haden

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From: Richard Austyn-Mawby (AT)

Thank you for your email Ms Haden.

I will ensure that I pass on this additional information to the manager investigating your query.

Kind regards

Richard Austyn-Mawby

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Good afternoon Ms Haden,

Please find attached the information requested under the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 from Auckland Transport.

 

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From: Grace Haden

Dear Auckland Transport,

thank your for your response.

Auckland transport entered into an agreement by cashing he cheque which was provide on a conditional basis.

Which part of " cashing this cheque is acceptance of our terms and conditions " does Auckland transport not understand.

Auckland transport had the ability to return the cheque uncashed and ask for another cheque which did not have conditions attached to it.

By cashing the cheque Auckland transport entered into an agreement , that agreement was that future traffic infringement notices could be off set against the cost of maintaining the berm which you have responsibility for but have delgated to the property owner without right of refusal.

As such the contract was agreed to by Auckland transport which is more than the opportunity afforded to us.

the debt has therefore been paid unless you can show why this contract is not valid.

Please provide any legal basis that you rely on which shows that cashing a cheque which is provided on a conditional basis does not bind the person cashing it to those conditions.

Might is not right.

Yours sincerely,

Grace Haden

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From: Grace Haden

Dear Auckland Transport,

thank you Liz

Yes the cheque you cashed paid another infringement But I sent it on a conditional basis. If you did not wish to accept those conditions then the cheque should not have been cashed and returned to me saying that you do not accept the conditions.

Instead the cheques was cashed. teh conditions on cashing the cheques was that by cashing it you accepted the terms and conditions that any further tickets could be off set agaisnt maintaining the Berms which you require to be done on no legal basis.

The terms and conditions were set out you accepted them I cant see why you are reneging on an agreement.

Please provide a legal basis on which you could cash the cheque and ignore the conditions that went with the cheque.

Yours sincerely,

Grace Haden

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Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142

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From: Grace Haden

Dear Auckland Transport,

Thank you for your response

you are basically saying that you make up your own rules.

the cheques was cashed and by cashing the cheque you entered into a contract with the garden trustee .

You agreed by cashing the cheque that any further fines could be dealt with by way of set off act.

You have failed to provide any legislation or precedent on which you rely.

Please provide the legislative basis for not being able to accept payment by way of set off act .

Please do not threaten increased costs. the debt has been paid Auckland Transport had the choice of not accepting the cheque which was issued with conditions attached.

If those conditions had not suited the cheque should have been returned.

By way of OIA please provide the legal basis for the agreement not being valid .

Our policy was accepted you had a chance to turn it down but didn't.
Your policy was forced on us we had no right of refusal.

by accepting our policy ( through cashing the cheque ) you accepted our policy

please tell me why the offset act does not apply

and how any lack of reference overrides legislation .

Auckland transport did not have the right to accept the cheque and not accept the conditions that went with it. We were never consulted. Auckland transport applied the might is right principle.

If Auckland Transport does not have a contract with me with regards to the berms could you please advise who does have the obligation to maintain the berm .

I am happy to pay any infringement if Auckland Transport maintains the berm on a regular basis and keeps the grass short and will revoke the agreement as soon as Auckland transport undertakes to maintain the verge outside the trust property .

In the mean time there is a debt back to AT. which has been taken care of with the fine .

As it stands Auckland transport now owes the trust due to further months of maintenance of he verge.

ignorance of the law is no excuse.

all request are by way of LGOIMA

Yours sincerely,

Grace Haden

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Jo Garwood | Auckland Transport
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From: Grace Haden

Dear Auckland Transport,

thanks you for telling me what you cant do could you please provide the legal references that support your claims.

Could you also please provide the legal references as to why you can accept a cheque and disregard the legal conditions which were attached to the cashing of that cheque.

you have to give a legal basis for these things you cant just make them up

I consider the parking debt paid .

If you do not wish me to mow the berm then I will not mow the berm and I expect you to maintain them

However in the period up until now I believe we had a contract , if you are not going to consider the payment as being off set agaisnt he mowing of the verge then I will require the legal basis for your decision and he evidence for that decision supported by documentation by way of LGOIMA

Yours sincerely,

Grace Haden

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Good afternoon Ms Haden,

 

Please find attached a response from Auckland Transport.

 

Regards

 

 

Jo Garwood | Customer Liaison
Advisor
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Henderson, Auckland 0612 [2]Description:
Private Bag 92250, Auckland 1142 http://www.aucklandtransport.govt.nz/Sit...

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From: Grace Haden

Dear CustomerLiaison (AT),

If the matter is closed and in the absence of any legal argument I will presume that the matter has been settled and I will not be hearing from you or bay corp further on this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Grace Haden

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Please find attached a response from Auckland Transport.

 

 

Kind regards

 

 

 

Jo Garwood | Customer Liaison
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From: Grace Haden

Dear CustomerLiaison (AT),

thank you for your response and your letter from the un named " infringement adjudicator" dated 16 July.
please note that I have paid the debt through a legal means.. please refer to the statute

Your unnamed adjudicator threatens to take it to court as an unpaid fine . The fine has been paid the dispute is as to whether or not it is a valid payment.

You cashed the cheque which had conditions attributed to it . by cashing the cheque you accepted those terms and conditions

I paid my next fine according to the terms of that agreement supported by the statutory provisions of the off set act.

The parties involved in cashing he cheque and the agreement to pay for maintaining the verge are the same parties .

You have not provided any legal basis for your stand and have not provided any legal reasoning why the statutory elements of the off set Act do not apply.

The law needs to be used for a proper purpose and to take this matter to district court for enforcement is abuse of process.

at best this is a disputes tribunal matter but I think that some how you are ignoring statute which supports me and you have nothing on your side of the argument .

I will be publishing this entire scenario to sow how Auckland transport Makes things up .

Please note the parking infringement has been paid by way of http://www.legislation.co.nz/act/imperia... set off act 1735

4 The clause in the first recited act, relating to mutual debts, made perpetual.

And whereas the provision for setting mutual debts one against the other, is highly just and reasonable at all times; be it therefore further enacted by the authority aforesaid, that the said clause in the said first recited Act, for setting mutual debts one against the other, shall be and remain in full force for ever.

Please advise urgently by way of LGOIMA why this law does not apply to you citing legal principles

To pass details to Bay corp is harassment and to take the ticket to court for enforcement is abuse of process.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse. please act lawfully

Yours sincerely,

Grace Haden

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@Grace, I've been following this case as all information you post here is public. It appears you are going in circles - note that the LGOIMA is not a replacement for legal advice, and you can't shape an enquiry that gets you free legal advice.
You may wish to consider getting legal advice if you are interested in pursuing this further. Also, I don't fully understand why you think Auckland Transport should not take this to court? A court would be the right place to decide whether the point of law you claim applies does or not, and decide therefore whether or not your infringement is actually paid.

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