All Records mentioning Matt Shelton or Sue Grey or Outdoors and Freedom Party or Nanotechnology since 1 Jan 2022

Chris Johnston made this Official Information request to Ministry of Health

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Ministry of Health should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Chris Johnston

Dear Ministry of Health,

Please provide all Records mentioning Matt/Matthew Shelton or Sue Grey or Outdoors and Freedom Party or Nanotechnology - received or created or modified since 1 Jan 2022 to the date and time any search is conducted by the MoH.

This will include (but not be limited to) anything submitted to Parliament’s Health Select Committee.

Records received or generated in paper or electronic form are included in the request including any written notes or emails by officials.

Where a relevant email is found by this request then the whole email chain will be returned.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Johnston

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Thank you for your Official Information Act request. This is
an automatic reply to let you know we received it.

In accordance with the Act, we'll let you know our decision within no more
than 20 working days. If you'd like to calculate the timeframe, you can
use the Ombudsman's online calculator
here: [1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic response, the Ministry is experiencing
significantly higher volumes of queries and requests for information. This
means we may take some time in responding to your request. The Ministry
regularly updates information about the COVID-19 situation and publishes
OIA responses considered to be of public interest:
[2]https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministr...

Please also refer to the Unite Against Covid-19 website for copies of
papers, minutes, and key advice for the decisions the Government has made
relating to COVID-19.

Sometimes we may need to clarify aspects of a request. You can expect to
hear from us soon if that is the case here.

Ngā mihi,

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [3][email address]

 

 

 

 

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Kia ora Chris,

 

Thank you for your request for official information. The Ministry's
reference number for your request is: H202201108.

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 20 working days after
the day your request was received. If you'd like to calculate the
timeframe, you can use the Ombudsman's online calculator
here: [1]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

 

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.

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [2][email address]

 

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Kia ora Chris,

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 4
February 2022 for:

 

“Please provide all Records mentioning Matt/Matthew Shelton or Sue Grey or
Outdoors and Freedom Party or Nanotechnology - received or created or
modified since 1 Jan 2022 to the date and time any search is conducted by
the MoH.

 

This will include (but not be limited to) anything submitted to
Parliament’s Health Select Committee.

 

Records received or generated in paper or electronic form are included in
the request including any written notes or emails by officials.

 

Where a relevant email is found by this request then the whole email chain
will be returned.”

 

We are contacting you in accordance with section 18B of the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act) as your request, as it is currently worded,
is for a very large volume of information and is not specific. Providing a
response to your current request would involve a search through all
Ministry databases and emails and determining whether the specific words
are mentioned. Your request may be refused under section 18(f) of the Act
as the information requested cannot be made available without substantial
collation or research.

 

If it is possible for you to narrow the scope of your request by
specifying a topic, or a particular area, we may be able to provide you
with information.

 

Please respond by 18 February 2022 so that we can consider your refinement
in our response to your request.

 

We look forward to receiving your response.

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

[1]Ministry of Health information releases

[2]Unite against COVID-19

 

 

From: OIA Requests <[email address]>
Sent: Wednesday, 9 February 2022 2:41 pm
To: Chris Johnston <[FOI #18447 email]>
Subject: Acknowledgement of your request for official information (ref:
H202201108)

 

Kia ora Chris,

 

Thank you for your request for official information. The Ministry's
reference number for your request is: H202201108.

 

As required under the Official Information Act 1982, the Ministry will
endeavour to respond to your request no later than 20 working days after
the day your request was received. If you'd like to calculate the
timeframe, you can use the Ombudsman's online calculator here:
[3]http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/

 

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.

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services

Government Services

Office of the Director-General

Ministry of Health

E: [4][email address]

 

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

Thank you for your enquiry.

This type of “keyword” request is not unreasonable and has been undertaken for me in many government agencies and upheld as an approach by the Ombudsman. This is for a a very limited time period and the modern search functions of email systems/databases support this - especially in large organisations such as the MoH.

However there may be some focus that I can bring to the request that will assist in minimising your work - we are all interested in using taxpayer funds efficiently.

If you can provide me with a way to contact a suitable person in the MoH by phone we can discuss and agree a focus/approach/wording that is acceptable to all.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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Kia ora Chris

 

Please find attached a letter regarding your request for information.

 

Ngā mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

[1]Ministry of Health information releases

[2]Unite against COVID-19

 

 

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Kia ora Chris,
Following your complaint to the Ombudsman, the Ministry is contacting you
regarding your request for information on 4 February 2022. You requested:

Please provide all Records mentioning Matt/Matthew Shelton or Sue Grey
or Outdoors and Freedom Party or Nanotechnology - received or created or
modified since 1 Jan 2022 to the date and time any search is conducted
by the MoH.
This will include (but not be limited to) anything submitted to
Parliament’s Health Select Committee.
Records received or generated in paper or electronic form are included
in the request including any written notes or emails by officials.
Where a relevant email is found by this request then the whole email
chain will be returned.

You were advised on 15 February 2022, that your request was refused under
section 18(f) of the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), that
information requested was for a large amount information and cannot be
made available without substantial collation or research. 
This is due to the fact that the Ministry is unable to complete 'keyword
searches' for all inboxes that may have mentions of Matt/Matthew Shelton
or Sue Grey or Outdoors and Freedom Party or Nanotechnology. This would be
a manual task and would require a member of staff to search through each
individual inboxes of several directorates across the Ministry, which
would be a huge undertaking and would unreasonably interfere with the
workings of the Ministry. 
 
In order to make your request more manageable, could you please attempt to
narrow the scope of your request by selecting a shorter timeframe or
specifying a particular topic? 

Please respond by COB 17 May 2022 so that we can
consider your refinement in our response to your request.    

We look forward to receiving your response.  

Ngâ mihi

 

OIA Services Team

 

[1]Ministry of Health information releases

[2]Unite against COVID-19

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear OIA Requests,

Thank you for replying and considering my request again.

Rather than trying to shoot in the dark for what might be possible for the MoH to accomplish, I suggest that we have a conversation where I phone a number at an agreed time. Please let me know how I can contact you by phone.

The process/sequence I envisage is as follows:
1) we talk and agree what is reasonable
2) I confirm in writing via this channel the revised request
3) the MoH confirms it agrees in writing
4) the search is undertaken
5) the Ombudsman monitors

Please respond with your agreement and contact details.

Yours sincerely,

Chris Johnston

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