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From: Mr Jones

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

As per the OIA, I am requesting information as to the reasons of Ms. Ardern's needs for mental health attention/advice by professionals (particularly from September 2021 through to present 23/01/22).

Considering the amount of tax payer monies and the interests of the NZ public's has invested in Ms Ardern it would be of grievous detriment to all if the concerns about her psychological health is impacting effective governance for New Zealand.

Given this, assurance is needed alongside absolute transparency and disclosure due to the risks the NZ public face in the current threat globally to their democracy.

-what prompted/indicated the troubles? (should the NZ public be concerned of her psychological decompensations and why?),
-what interventions between Ms Ardern and mental health professionals have occured?,
-why was this and why was it deemed necessary?,
-what is their prognosis? (Including clinical indications)
-what was their assessment on Ms Ardern's psychological capacity/functioning what were the concerns?
-how might any current/continuing deficits be managed and is there a risk to the ability of Ms Ardern in effective governance and how so?

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jones

Yours faithfully,

Mr Jones

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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


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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

Tçnâ koe Mr Jones,


On behalf of the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, thank you for your Official
Information Act requests on 2 November 2021 and 23 January 2022, regarding
the Prime Minister’s mental health. The requests are not considered
official information under Section 2 of the Act as it is in the Prime
Minister’s personal capacity, rather than her capacity of a Minister of
the Crown.


I consider the requests to be vexatious and not made in good faith.
Accordingly, I am refusing your request.


You have the right to ask the Ombudsman to investigate and review my
decision under section 28(3) of the Act.


Ngâ mihi


Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington



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