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From: Ashleigh Fechney
Dear Chris Hipkins,
In accordance with the Official Information Act 1982, please provide all affidavits prepared for the purposes of any judicial review relating to any COVID-19 Order.
From: C Hipkins (MIN)
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Authorised by Chris Hipkins MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington
From: Helena Ryder
Kia ora Ashleigh
Thank you for your request for official information, received on 5
December 2021 requesting:
“…what unions were invited to provide feedback on any draft of the
Vaccinations Order, and what union provided feedback on any draft of the
I also seek all correspondence between the office for the Minister of
COVID-19 Response and any person using an email domain which is identified
as being part of one of New Zealand's registered unions (including the New
Zealand Council of Trade Unions)."
I request the following documents received by your office:
- Implementing the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout to Border Workers (BEB RPT
- Draft Cabinet Paper - Refining and Improving the elimination strategy
for COVID-19 (DPMC-2020/21-509)
- Elimination Strategy Update: Emergence of New Variants
- Meeting with union leaders to discuss Tier 1a Vaccine rollout
- Establishment of COVID-19 Engagement Mechanisms for Business
- Further advice on stronger regulatory levers to support the Covid-19
vaccine rollout to border workers (2021-2776)
- Increase in Funding for COVID-19 Response Unit Due to COVID-19
I have identified a number of additional documents that haven't been
listed on the official COVID-19 website as being documents received by the
Minister of COVID-19 Response.
I would therefore like to request copies of the following documents, as
well as the reasons they have not been transparently listed as document
received by the Minister of COVID-19 Response:
- Maximising uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in Tier 1 (Briefing paper
provided by the Ministry of Health, 10 February 2021).
- Briefing on Policy decisions: COVID-19 vaccination requirements for high
risk work in managed isolation, and attached "options for additional
support mechanisms for workers who are not vaccinated." (Briefing paper
provided by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 16 April
- Briefing on COVID-19 Public Health response (Vaccinations) Order for
signature. (Briefing paper provided by the Ministry of Health, 28 April
- Briefing on COVID-19 Vaccination requirements at the Border Tranche 2
Advice (Provided by Ministry of Transport, 12 May 2021).
- Briefing on Final policy decisions required to draft amendments to
COVID-19 public health response order (Provided by Ministry of Health, 4
- Briefing on Further clarification on final policy decisions required to
draft the amendments to the COVID-19 public health response order
(Provided by Ministry of Health, 15 June 2021).
- Briefing on COVID-19 public health response amendment order 2021 for
signing (Provided by Ministry of Health, 8 July 2021)
To ensure transparency, can you please let me know if there are other
documents which have been received by the Minister for COVID-19 Response
which have not been published on the website?
It would also be of assistance to have a list of documents received by the
Minister of COVID-19 Response from June 2021 to December 2021.”
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Authorised by Hon Andrew Little MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160,
From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Kia ora Mr Fechney,
Please find attached a response from Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister for COVID-19 Response regarding your request under the Official Information Act 1982.
Failagi Filipo | Office of Hon Chris Hipkins
Minister for COVID-19 Response | Minister of Education | Minister of the Public Service | Leader of the House
Parliament Buildings, Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160, New Zealand