use of Kai iwi lakes campground

Grace Haden made this Official Information request to Northland Regional Council

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From: Grace Haden

Dear Northland Regional Council,

please provide the meeting notes and rationale for excluding members of the public from the camp ground who are members of the vaccine control group

I would in particular like to see the research and or rationale for permitting people to stay in the camp ground between 730 am and 930 pm but prohibiting persons from camping overnight in fully self contained vehicles when public facilities are not going to be used .

this action appears to be excessively discriminatory especially when women on their own were not allowed to have the safety and protection of he confines of a campground

I do not believe that any consideration has bene given to this aspect and seek an explanation as to why a vax pass port is required only between certain hours in the lake surrounds and campground areas. .

Yours faithfully,

Grace Haden

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From: Karen Grammer
Northland Regional Council

Dear  Grace
Thankyou for contacting the Northland Regional Council with your Official
Information Request. 
However the Kai iwi lakes is administered by the Kaipara District Council.
I have cc them into this email so that they can give you the information
that you require.
Kind Regards
Karen Grammer
Customer Services Officer Dargaville
 Northland Regional Council  »  Te Kaunihera ā rohe o Te Taitokerau
 
EXT 9189
 M 027 249 9907
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From: Kaipara District Council

Kia ora Grace

 

Thank you for your request for information which will be treated under the
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.  Pursuant to
the Act you will receive a response within 20 working days.  

 

Your response is due no later than 07 April 2022.  

 

Detailed information regarding official information requests can be found
on our website [1]here. 

 

​If you require any further assistance please contact the Kaipara District
Council email [2][email address], telephone 0800 727 059 or visit
our website [3]www.kaipara.govt.nz 
 
Ngā mihi

Customer Support

[4][IMG] Kevin Whitehead | Kaitiaki Kiritaki | Customer Support Advisor

Kaipara te Oranganui | Kaipara District Council, Private Bag
1001, Dargaville 0340

Freephone: 0800 727 059 

[5][email address] | [6]www.kaipara.govt.nz 

Dargaville Office: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310

Mangawhai Office: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai
0505

Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am to 4.30pm
and Wednesday 9am to 4.30pm 

 

 

From: [email address]

Sent: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 3:35 PM

To: [FOI #18814 email]

Cc: [email address]

Subject: Fwd: Customer Services enquiry #32817: Official Information
request - use of Kai iwi lakes campground

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Dear  Grace
Thankyou for contacting the Northland Regional Council with your Official
Information Request. 
However the Kai iwi lakes is administered by the Kaipara District Council.
I have cc them into this email so that they can give you the information
that you require.
 
Kind Regards
Karen
Grammer
Customer Services Officer Dargaville
 Northland Regional Council  »  Te Kaunihera
ā rohe o Te Taitokerau
 
EXT 9189
 M 027 249 9907
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On Tue, 8 Mar at 5:27 PM
, Grace Haden <[FOI #18814 email]> wrote:
Dear Northland Regional Council,

please provide the meeting notes and rationale for excluding members of
the public from the camp ground who are members of the vaccine control
group

I would in particular like to see the research and or rationale for
permitting people to stay in the camp ground between 730 am and 930 pm
but prohibiting persons from camping overnight in fully self contained
vehicles when public facilities are not going to
be used .

this action appears to be excessively discriminatory especially when
women on their own were not allowed to have the safety and protection of
he confines of a campground

I do not believe that any consideration has bene given to this aspect
and seek an explanation as to why a vax pass port is required only
between certain hours in the lake surrounds and campground areas. .

Yours faithfully,

Grace Haden

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Hi Grace

 

I’m not sure I understand what a vaccine control group is but as of the
10th December 2021, vaccine passes have been required to camp at the Kai
Iwi Lakes campgrounds. Currently, day visitors are not required to present
a vaccine pass, but that may be reviewed later. We encourage day visitors
to scan in with their tracer app when entering the Taharoa Domain and/or
using the shared facilities. Our priority continues to be the safety of
our campers, visitors and staff. We made the decision to make camping at
the Kai Iwi Lakes vaccine passport sites based on the COVID protection
framework - 'Action needed to protect at-risk populations'.

 

Attached is our Vaccination Policy and protection framework overview. The
COVID-19 vaccination policy is designed to keep our employees and others
safe, in accordance with Council’s obligations under the Health and Safety
at Work Act 2015. These decisions were made based on factors which include
the increased risk of transmission or infection of COVID if staff have
regular contact with members with the public. There are no meeting notes
relating solely to excluding members of the public from the camp ground.
 There is no requirement for those who have fully self contained vehicles
not to use the public facilities.

 

Under the Covid-19 Protection Framework organisations can decide to use
the Covid Vaccination Certificate (CVC) system, even if they are not a
regulated business. Council implemented the CVC system at the campgrounds
due to us heading into the busiest season of the year, and the serious
concerns we have around possible harm to staff and the community due to
the level of contact that staff have with people at the campground. The
CVC system is a reasonably practical step to ensure our staff and
community are safe. We may revisit our decision to use the CVC system at
the green light and during our quieter season. We will notify the public
if this is the case.

 

Regards Linda

 

[1]KDC Logo Linda Osborne | Administration Manager
test June 2015
Kaipara District Council, Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0340

Freephone: 0800 727 059 | 09 439 3123

[2][email address] | [3]www.kaipara.govt.nz

 

 

From: Council <[email address]>
Sent: Thursday, 10 March 2022 7:44 AM
To: Administration Requests <[email address]>
Subject: Customer Services enquiry #32817: Official Information request -
use of Kai iwi lakes campground

 

Kia ora team

 

This LGOIMA request has been received in the Council inbox and forwarded
to you for action and reply. Customer has been advised a response is due
by 07 April 2022.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Kevin

 

 

Ngā mihi

[4][IMG] Kevin Whitehead | Kaitiaki Kiritaki | Customer Support Advisor

Kaipara te Oranganui | Kaipara District Council, Private Bag
1001, Dargaville 0340

Freephone: 0800 727 059 | 0800 105 890

[5][email address] | [6]www.kaipara.govt.nz

Dargaville Office: 42 Hokianga Road, Dargaville 0310

Mangawhai Office: Unit 6, The Hub, 6 Molesworth Drive, Mangawhai
0505

Opening Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am to 4.30pm
and Wednesday 9am to 4.30pm.

 

 

From: Karen Grammer <[7][email address]>
Sent: Wednesday, 9 March 2022 3:35 pm
To: [8][FOI #18814 email]
Cc: Council <[9][email address]>
Subject: Fwd: Customer Services enquiry #32817: Official Information
request - use of Kai iwi lakes campground

 

CAUTION: This email originated from outside Kaipara District Council. Do
not click links or open attachments unless you recognise the sender and
know the content is safe.

 

Dear Grace

Thankyou for contacting the Northland Regional Council with your Official
Information Request.

However the Kai iwi lakes is administered by the Kaipara District Council.

I have cc them into this email so that they can give you the information
that you require.

 

Kind Regards

Karen Grammer

Customer Services Officer Dargaville
Northland Regional Council » Te Kaunihera ā rohe o Te Taitokerau

 

EXT 9189
M 027 249 9907

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From: Grace Haden

Dear Administration Requests,
thank you for your response

However my question " I would in particular like to see the research and or rationale for permitting people to stay in the camp ground between 730 am and 930 pm
but prohibiting persons from camping overnight in fully self contained
vehicles when public facilities are not going to
be used ." has not been answered

two ladies with their own self contained vehicles were denied the right to stay in the campground how could this possibly be a danger to any one especially when we were welcome during the hours 7.30am - 930 pm. I do not believe that any one has given this aspect any thought

a vaccine control group member cannot be vaccinated the relevant web site is https://members.vaxcontrolgroup.com/veri...

we were totally discriminated against and your iwi representative told me to go back to Napier ..not friendly at att !!!

Yours sincerely,

Grace Haden

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