All PM and Cabinet emails to NZ Academic staff

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From: Erika Whittome

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I would like to copies of all emails from and to the following individuals on all work domain emails such as Auckland University , IMAC , WHO, CDC or any domain named email which is used for working purpose no matter the role or title or function performed by the same name. This request is for all emails between the Prime Minister and all her Cabinet staff to the following academic individuals:

Email Accounts
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Nikki Turner
Souxsie Wiles
Michael Baker
Nick Wilson
Shaun Hendy
Kate Hannah
Helen Petousis-Harris

The date range is from 1 Jan 2020 until 28th Mar 2022 (today when this request is logged):

Yours faithfully,

Erika Whittome

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From: Information [DPMC]
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Tēnā koe 

 

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Cabinet (DPMC), including the National Emergency Management
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If your correspondence is intended for the Prime Minister please email her
office at - [2][email address]. Contact information for other
Members of Parliament can be found at
- [3]https://www.parliament.nz/en/get-involve...

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, we encourage you
to first refer to the [4]COVID-19 website. Here’s a list of links that you
may find helpful: 

o [5]Current Alert Level
o [6]Latest Government COVID-19 information
o [7]Jobs, training and financial support
o [8]Travel and the border
o [9]Mental wellbeing, accessing health care and violence protection
o [10]Information for businesses
o [11]Proactive release of Government Response documents
o [12]Managed Isolation and Quarantine 

If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please call your local GP or
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We appreciate your patience at this time. Thanks again and please take
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[IN-CONFIDENCE]

 

Kia ora

 

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA)
received on Monday, 28 March 2022, copied below.

 

We will respond to your request within the statutory timeframes set out in
the Act.  If we are unable to met these timeframes we will notify you.
Please note, due to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s
(DPMC’s) involvement in the government’s response to COVID-19, our
timeliness to respond to requests may be impacted.  If any additional
factors come to light which are relevant to your request, please do not
hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into account.

 

Your request will be managed by the Ministerial Services Team within DPMC.
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at
[1][DPMC request email].

 

DPMC may publish the response to your OIA request. If we publish the
response your personal information, including your name and contact
details, will be removed.

 

 

Ngâ mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
E    [2][DPMC request email]
 
 
The information contained in this email message is for the attention of
the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or
communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute
this message or the information in it. If you have received this message
in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

 

 

 

 

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Kia ora koe,

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
E    [1][DPMC request email]
 
 
The information contained in this email message is for the attention of
the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or
communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute
this message or the information in it. If you have received this message
in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

 

 

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Kia ora koe,

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
E    [1][DPMC request email]
 
 
The information contained in this email message is for the attention of
the intended recipient only and is not necessarily the official view or
communication of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you
are not the intended recipient you must not disclose, copy or distribute
this message or the information in it. If you have received this message
in error, please destroy the email and notify the sender immediately.

 

 

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From: J Ardern (MIN)

Tçnâ koe Erika,

 

The Prime Minister Office has the transfer of your OIA request from the
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of 12 April 2022, requesting:

 

“[…] all emails from and to the following individuals  on all work domain
emails such as Auckland University , IMAC , WHO, CDC or any domain named
email which is used for working purpose no matter the role or title or
function performed by the same name.  This request is for all emails
between the Prime Minister and all her Cabinet staff to the following
academic individuals:

 

Email Accounts

---------------

Nikki Turner

Souxsie Wiles

Michael Baker

Nick Wilson

Shaun Hendy

Kate Hannah

Helen Petousis-Harris

 

The date range is from 1 Jan 2020 until 28th Mar 2022 (today when this
request is logged)”

 

Your request as it is currently framed will likely be refused under
section 18(f) of the OIA as it requires substantial collation and/or
research unless it is being refined.

 

We recommend that you refine the scope of your request to emails between
the Prime Minister to those individuals over a 6-month period.

 

Please let us know by close of play if you are prepared to amend your
request to the Prime Minister.

 

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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Tēnā koe,

 

On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

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

 

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From: Erika Whittome

Dear J Ardern (MIN),

I disagree that this is "a substantial amount of work" . In the US, all the Fauci emails were released in an OIA.There were thousand pages of them, however the action to export emails is simple and it is one action with parameters to export a mailbox.

For example, in Microsoft Outlook, a mailbox can be exported with filters:

FROM
SENT TO

TIME RANGE

See this example from Microsoft's website.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/outl...

Yours sincerely,

Erika Whittome

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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
Ardern.

 

If you are writing about an issue relating to COVID-19, mental health,
immigration, housing or benefit assistance, here's a list of links which
you might find helpful:

 

COVID-19

 

For urgent queries around Managed Isolation availability and/or exemptions
go to [1]www.miq.govt.nz

 

Requesting an emergency allocation:
[2]https://www.miq.govt.nz/travel-to-new-ze...
 

 

To make a complaint or request a review of your application:
[3]https://www.miq.govt.nz/about/contact-us...

 

For information on COVID-19, including the latest updates, go to
[4]www.covid19.govt.nz

 

Information about the COVID-19 Protection Framework can be found here:
[5]https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/c...
 and guidance for businesses can be found here:
[6]https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/ .   

 

You can find the nearest testing centre to you at
[7]https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/  and your nearest vaccination
centre at [8]https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-v.... You can
also book your vaccination at [9]https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/
or by calling 0800 28 29 26.

 

To get your My Vaccine Pass online head to
[10]https://mycovidrecord.health.nz/ or for help over the phone you can
call 0800 222 478 between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week. Those pharmacies
giving COVID-19 vaccines can also help with My Vaccine Pass face to face,
and can be found here:
[11]https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-v...
   

 

 

For immigration and visa advice

Contact the call centre which is open  6:00am Monday to midnight on
Saturday (NZT).

[12]https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact/  

 

 

For urgent housing or benefit enquiries:

∙             Call 0800 559 009 (for under 65)

∙             Call 0800 552 002 (for over 65)

 

 

If you need treatment or support for your health or wellbeing. The
following options are available:

 

Healthline – You can call Healthline for health advice on freephone 0800
611 116 at any time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Healthline staff
can advise you on the best thing to do in your situation, including which
services are near you and open.

 

1737 – If you need to talk to someone about how you are feeling, you can
call or text 1737 for free at any time to talk to a trained counsellor.

 

Mental health crisis teams – If you are concerned that someone is going to
hurt themselves or someone else, you can all your local mental health
crisis team. A full list of numbers is available here:
[13]www.health.govt.nz/your-health/services-and-support/health-care-services/mental-health-services/crisis-assessment-teams/

 

For Police assistance in an emergency call 111. For everything else use
105.

You can also make a report online at [14]www.105.police.govt.nz

 

 

We hope that this information is helpful, if not we will try to get back
to you as soon as possible.

 

Thank you again.

 

 

Office of the Prime Minister

 

 

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2. https://www.miq.govt.nz/travel-to-new-ze...
3. https://www.miq.govt.nz/about/contact-us...
4. http://www.covid19.govt.nz/
5. https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/c...
6. https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/
7. https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/
8. https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-v...
9. https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/
10. https://mycovidrecord.health.nz/
11. https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-v...
12. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact/
13. http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/se...
14. http://www.police.105.govt.nz/

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