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Harold made this Official Information request to Andrew Little

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From: Harold

Dear Office of Andrew Little,

I would like to make a request for copies of the following documents received by the minister:

1) Aide Mémoire: Update on New Zealand's Critical and Intensive Care COVID-19 Preparedness [17/09/2021]
2) Aide Mémoire: Update on DHB COVID-19 Readiness [8/10/2021]
3) Briefing: Enhancing national ICU capacity [22/10/2021]
4) Memorandum: Deep Dive on care in community [10/11/2021]
5) Briefing: Care in Community - Cabinet Paper for SWS [11/11/2021]
6) Briefing: Cabinet Paper COVID-19 Care in the Community - health system readiness and preparation [1/12/2021]
7) Aide Mémoire: Visit to Waikato District Health Board [16/12/2021]
8) Briefing: Follow up from SWC on Care in Community paper [16/12/2021]
9) Briefing: Talking points for Minister Little - Cabinet meeting on 25 January 2022- COVID-19 Care in the Community [21/01/2022]
10) Briefing: Visit to NRHCC [1/02/2022]
11) Aide Mémoire: COVID-19 Hospital Readiness [11/02/2022]
12) Briefing: Proposal to resource additional critical care beds across Aotearoa New Zealand [28/02/2022]
13) Briefing: Visit to Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton hospital) [21/03/2022]
14) And finally, I would like to request copies of all Care in the Community Weekly Dashboards received by the minister since the beginning of March 2022.

Yours faithfully,

Harold

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From: A Little Office (MIN)
Andrew Little

Tçnâ koe

 

Thank you for contacting the office of Hon Andrew Little MP, Minister of
Health, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister Responsible
for the NZSIS, Minister Responsible for the GCSB, Minister Responsible for
Pike River Re-entry and Lead Coordination Minister for the Government’s
Response to The Royal Commission’s Report into the Terrorist Attack on the
Christchurch Mosques.

 

For the latest updates on COVID-19, we encourage you to check the
dedicated [1]COVID-19 and [2]Ministry of Health websites regularly. They
will be updated as soon as new information is available.

 

For general health advice and information you can call Healthline on
Freephone 0800 611 116 anytime.

 

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. There is
more information available here: [3]https://1737.org.nz/.

 

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, and all
messages are carefully read and considered, it is not always possible to
personally reply to all emails. As such, the following guidelines apply:

 

·       If your message is for Minister Little’s advice, or if you have
copied your email to another Minister and/or Member of Parliament with
more appropriate portfolio responsibilities, then this will be noted,

·       If you have invited Minister Little to an event then a member of
staff may contact you for more information if the Minister’s attendance
might be possible,

·       If you have made a request for official information then this will
be managed in accordance with the provisions of the Official Information
Act 1982, which may include transfer to a more relevant Minister or
agency,

·       If you have made a request under the Privacy Act then this will be
managed in accordance with the principles of the Privacy Act 1993, which
may include transfer to a more relevant Minister or agency,

·       If you are a journalist then your request will be triaged by a
press secretary,

·       To find out more about Minister Little read his [4]biography or
recent [5]statements.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Office of Hon Andrew Little MP
Reception +64 4 817 8707 | Ministerial Email [6][Andrew Little request email]
| Web [7]beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 041,
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

 

 

 

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Kia ora Harold

 

Thank you for your email received 14 April 2022 in which you submitted an
Official Information Act request to the Hon Andrew Little, Minister of
Health.

 

You requested:

 

“1) Aide Mémoire: Update on New Zealand's Critical and Intensive Care
COVID-19 Preparedness [17/09/2021]

2) Aide Mémoire: Update on DHB COVID-19 Readiness [8/10/2021]

3) Briefing: Enhancing national ICU capacity [22/10/2021]

4) Memorandum: Deep Dive on care in community [10/11/2021]

5) Briefing: Care in Community - Cabinet Paper for SWS [11/11/2021]

6) Briefing: Cabinet Paper COVID-19 Care in the Community - health system
readiness and preparation [1/12/2021]

7) Aide Mémoire: Visit to Waikato District Health Board [16/12/2021]

8) Briefing: Follow up from SWC on Care in Community paper [16/12/2021]

9) Briefing: Talking points for Minister Little - Cabinet meeting on 25
January 2022- COVID-19 Care in the Community [21/01/2022]

10) Briefing: Visit to NRHCC [1/02/2022]

11) Aide Mémoire: COVID-19 Hospital Readiness [11/02/2022]

12) Briefing: Proposal to resource additional critical care beds across
Aotearoa New Zealand [28/02/2022]

13) Briefing: Visit to Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton hospital)
[21/03/2022]

14) And finally, I would like to request copies of all Care in the
Community Weekly Dashboards received by the minister since the beginning
of March 2022.”

 

 

Pursuant to section 15 (1) of the Act we will endeavour to respond to your
request as soon as possible, and no later than 17 May 2022 being 20
working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to
respond to your request within this timeframe, we will notify you of an
extension of that timeframe.

 

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 

Ngâ mihi nui

 

 

Steph Harding
Private Secretary (Health)

 

Office of Hon Andrew Little MP, Minister of Health, Lead Coordination
Minister for the Government’s Response to The Royal Commission’s Report
into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques, Minister for Treaty
of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister Responsible for the NZSIS, Minister
Responsible for the GCSB, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry
Reception +64 4 817 8707 | Ministerial Email
[1][Andrew Little request email] | Web [2]beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost
Parliament, Private Bag 18 041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New
Zealand

[3]https://xink.io/wp-content/themes/Xink/a...

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[8]https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

Authorised by Hon Andrew Little MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160,
New Zealand

 

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Kia ora Harold

 

Thank you for your request for official information, received on 14 April.

 

This office has decided to extend the period of time available to respond
to your request under section 15A of the Official Information Act 1982
(the Act) as further collation and consultation is required.

 

You can now expect a response to your request on, or before, 7 June 2022.

 

You have the right, under section 28 of the Act, to ask the Ombudsman to
review my decision to extend the time available to respond to your
request.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

 

Steph Harding
Private Secretary (Health)

 

Office of Hon Andrew Little MP, Minister of Health, Lead Coordination
Minister for the Government’s Response to The Royal Commission’s Report
into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques, Minister for Treaty
of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister Responsible for the NZSIS, Minister
Responsible for the GCSB, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry
Reception +64 4 817 8707 | Ministerial Email
[1][Andrew Little request email] | Web [2]beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost
Parliament, Private Bag 18 041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New
Zealand

[3]https://xink.io/wp-content/themes/Xink/a...

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[8]https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

Authorised by Hon Andrew Little MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160,
New Zealand

 

From: Steph Harding
Sent: Tuesday, 19 April 2022 10:19 AM
To: '[FOI #19134 email]'
<[FOI #19134 email]>
Subject: Acknowledgement of your request for official information -
ALOIA186

 

Kia ora Harold

 

Thank you for your email received 14 April 2022 in which you submitted an
Official Information Act request to the Hon Andrew Little, Minister of
Health.

 

You requested:

 

“1) Aide Mémoire: Update on New Zealand's Critical and Intensive Care
COVID-19 Preparedness [17/09/2021]

2) Aide Mémoire: Update on DHB COVID-19 Readiness [8/10/2021]

3) Briefing: Enhancing national ICU capacity [22/10/2021]

4) Memorandum: Deep Dive on care in community [10/11/2021]

5) Briefing: Care in Community - Cabinet Paper for SWS [11/11/2021]

6) Briefing: Cabinet Paper COVID-19 Care in the Community - health system
readiness and preparation [1/12/2021]

7) Aide Mémoire: Visit to Waikato District Health Board [16/12/2021]

8) Briefing: Follow up from SWC on Care in Community paper [16/12/2021]

9) Briefing: Talking points for Minister Little - Cabinet meeting on 25
January 2022- COVID-19 Care in the Community [21/01/2022]

10) Briefing: Visit to NRHCC [1/02/2022]

11) Aide Mémoire: COVID-19 Hospital Readiness [11/02/2022]

12) Briefing: Proposal to resource additional critical care beds across
Aotearoa New Zealand [28/02/2022]

13) Briefing: Visit to Waikato District Health Board (Hamilton hospital)
[21/03/2022]

14) And finally, I would like to request copies of all Care in the
Community Weekly Dashboards received by the minister since the beginning
of March 2022.”

 

 

Pursuant to section 15 (1) of the Act we will endeavour to respond to your
request as soon as possible, and no later than 17 May 2022 being 20
working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to
respond to your request within this timeframe, we will notify you of an
extension of that timeframe.

 

If you have any queries related to this request, please do not hesitate to
get in touch.

 

Ngâ mihi nui

 

 

Steph Harding
Private Secretary (Health)

 

Office of Hon Andrew Little MP, Minister of Health, Lead Coordination
Minister for the Government’s Response to The Royal Commission’s Report
into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques, Minister for Treaty
of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister Responsible for the NZSIS, Minister
Responsible for the GCSB, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry
Reception +64 4 817 8707 | Ministerial Email
[9][Andrew Little request email] | Web [10]beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost
Parliament, Private Bag 18 041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New
Zealand

[11]https://xink.io/wp-content/themes/Xink/a...

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[16]https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

Authorised by Hon Andrew Little MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160,
New Zealand

 

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From: Harold

Dear Office of Andrew Little,

I was wanting to follow up on this request, which on 10 May you advised me would be completed by the extended due date of 7 June. Are you able to let me know when I can expect to receive your response?

Yours sincerely,

Harold

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From: Steph Harding

Kia ora Harold

Please accept our apologies for the delay receiving a response to your request for information. Your request is currently undergoing final consultation and administrative processing.
We will endeavour to provide you with a response as soon as possible and estimate that this will be by 24 June 2022.

Ngā mihi

Office of Hon Andrew Little MP, Minister of Health, Lead Coordination Minister for the Government’s Response to The Royal Commission’s Report into the Terrorist Attack on the Christchurch Mosques, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Minister Responsible for the NZSIS, Minister Responsible for the GCSB, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry
Reception +64 4 817 8707 | Ministerial Email [Andrew Little request email] | Web beehive.govt.nz | Postal Freepost Parliament, Private Bag 18 041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’ portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...
Authorised by Hon Andrew Little MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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