Information about a sole trader - Full name and address which is kept private on the NZBN website

Amol Joshi made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

The request was refused by Department of Internal Affairs.

From: Amol Joshi

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Kia Ora,
We would like to request for the following details
Full name:__________
Full Address____________,
for Frank from The Handymen Cannn Nationwide NEW ZEALAND, whose NZB Number is 9429049641745, Ird Number is 096850050 ,
Frank who is listed as sole trader on NZBN, offered to do our fence on our property with a quote for fencing after we approached him via Facebook marketplace. On his request we paid advance of total $2000($500+$1500) into his bank account via online bank transfer. He asked for advance for him to purchase materials but hasn't been able to commence the job due to delay in delivery of material. We asked for refund and has been pushing the dates saying that he is awaiting for refund from supplier .
We contacted the Disputes Tribunal in regards to this but they would need the full name and address of the other party which is Frank in this case.
We would need this information to provide to Ministry of Justice for them to legally proceed with the dispute and they cannot proceed further without providing this information to Ministry of Justice( we have email from the MoJ, pertaining to this information if needed).
Hence we would like to officially request for the above information to be provided to further proceed with legal actions.
We have also tried gaining this information from NZ business / companies register / MBIE under OIA but they cannot provide the information as the owner has requested for information to remain private and they cannot disclose the information due to privacy laws. We would need to have this issue resolved as the trader has been asking for deposit from many other people too and not refunded them. We believe that the funds might be used for non legitimate purpose. Have discussed this with the trader but still no success.

If you can please kindly provide the information so we can have this sorted from the Disputes Tribunal.
Please let us know if you need any further information in regards to this matter

Yours faithfully,
Amol Joshi

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Tēnā koe Amol,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days. The 20th working day is 17 January 2021 (this date includes the annual closedown period of OIA processing between 24 December and 15 January)

Nāku, nā

Michelle Reed (she/her)  
Kaitohutohu Ārahi, te Ture Pārongo Ōkawa | Lead Advisor Official Correspondence 
Te Urūngi | Organisational Strategy & Performance
Level 6, 45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |

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Kia ora Amol


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Huey Lim| Advisor Official Correspondence
Te Pāhekoheko, Kāwai ki te iwi | Operations, Service Delivery and

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