NZ government support for terrorist attacks on the al-Aqsa Mosque and Gaza

Andrew Li made this Official Information request to Nanaia Mahuta

Currently waiting for a response from Nanaia Mahuta, they must respond promptly and normally no later than (details and exceptions).

From: Andrew Li

Dear Nanaia Mahuta,

On 0855 Friday, a disgusting message was publicly posted on Twitter by the official MFATNZ Twitter account, suggesting that Palestinian victims were to blame for the repeated terrorist attacks by the zionist entity on the al-Aqsa Mosque, and that Palestinians were somehow morally obliged to refrain from responding against terror attacks launched by zionist invaders on the third holiest site in Islam and the Gaza concentration camp.
https://twitter.com/MFATNZ/status/151724...

I am requesting:
1) All internal notes and communications made by Ms Mahuta and her office with MFAT and other individuals and organizations which related to the production of this message.
2) All internal notes and communications made by Ms Mahuta and her office with MFAT and other individuals and organizations which relate to the ongoing zionist terrorist attacks on the Al Aqsa mosque and Gaza, which have escalated with the particularly disgusting April 15 attack on the mosque.

Yours faithfully,
Andrew Li

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Nanaia Mahuta

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From: N Mahuta (MIN)
Nanaia Mahuta

Tēnā koe xxxx,

I acknowledge receipt of your official information request 23/4/22.

We received your request on 26/4/22. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 24/5/22, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

If you have any queries, please feel free to contact our office. 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.

Ngā mihi

Office of Hon Nanaia Mahuta

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From: N Mahuta (MIN)
Nanaia Mahuta

Tēnā koe Andrew,

My sincere apologies for not addressing you. Please excuse my mistake.

Ngā mihi

Bindy Seumanutafa
Private Secretary (Exec Support) | Office of Hon Nanaia Mahuta MP
Minister of Foreign Affairs | Minister of Local Government | Associate Minister of (Māori Development
Private Bag 18041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

Authorised by Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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From: Andrew Li

Thanks Bindy,

I think these are pretty simple questions, and particularly urgent given the continuing attacks by zionist terrorists on the Al-Aqsa Mosque. When do you expect to have a response?

Kind regards,
Andrew

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From: Andrew Li

Dear Bindy,

Given the continuing and escalating attacks on the Al Aqsa mosque and peaceful worshippers there, including not just drone strikes on worshippers but the disabling of mosque equipment by zionist terrorists to prevent the broadcast of the adhan or call to prayer, the support by Minister Mahuta's department for the zionist attacks on the mosque are of particular national and international media interest.

I assume that you will be releasing the requested documents very shortly, without engaging in further delaying tactics.

Yours sincerely,
Andrew Li

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From: Andrew Li

Dear Bindy,

As zionist violence towards Palestinian civilians continues to escalate, with the murder of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh- shot in the head by a zionist terrorist for fun- as only the latest example, this question only becomes more relevant.

When do you intend to respond?

Kind regards,
Andrew

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From: Andrew Li

Dear N Mahuta (MIN),

I am interested to learn when the response to my very simple question will be provided.

There seems to be plenty of time to criticize the decolonization of Hong Kong, but no time for the blood sacrifice of Palestinians and the desecration of Palestinian funerals and holy places.

Yours sincerely,
Andrew Li

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From: N Mahuta (MIN)
Nanaia Mahuta

Tēnā koe Andrew,

My apologies for a delayed response. MFAT have been contacted and I will be sure to update you when I receive a response.

Ngā mihi

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Minister of Foreign Affairs | Minister of Local Government | Associate Minister for Māori Development |
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From: Andrew Li

Dear N Mahuta (MIN),

This was a request to the Office of Hon Nanaia Mahuta. Your response is due no later than 23 May.

Yours sincerely,
Andrew Li

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Kia ora Andrew Li,

 

I am writing concerning your OIA request below. This email is to advise
that I will need to extend the time limit for responding to you by 24
working days, to 23 June 2022.

 

This is because:

consultations necessary to make a decision on your request are such that a
proper response cannot reasonably be made within the original time frame
(section 15A(1)(a) of the OIA refers).

 

However, if this process is completed before 23 June 2022, the response
will be sent to you as soon as possible.

 

You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of
this decision by contacting [1]www.ombudsman.parliament.nz or freephone
0800 802 602.

 

Nāku noa

 

[2]cid:image002.jpg@01D6B683.B93AFC70 Office of Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Minister of Foreign Affairs |
Minister of Local Government |
Associate Minister for Māori
Development

DDI: +64 4 817 8711

Private Bag 18041, Parliament
Buildings, Wellington 6160, New
Zealand

 

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From: Andrew Li

Dear Foreign Affairs Portfolio,

You have not provided reasonable grounds for an extension. You claim that 'consultations' are required, but you fail to state why those consultations are required, or with whom, or why they have not already been conducted.

This is a flagrant attempt to violate OIA requirements over a very simple request. I can only assume that you will be providing the information as soon as possible but before 1730 on the 23rd of May, or that you will provide actually valid OIA extension grounds. If you do not intend to comply with the Official Information Act, make that clear as soon as possible.

Regards,
Andrew Li

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From: Foreign Affairs Portfolio

Thank you for contacting the office of Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of
Foreign Affairs.

Minister Mahuta receives a significant volume of correspondence:

If your message is for Minister Mahuta’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,

o If you have invited Minister Mahuta to an event, then a member of
staff may contact you for more information if the Minister’s
attendance might be possible,
o 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,
o 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,
o If you are a journalist, then your request will be triaged by a Press
Secretary, or you can make a media request by visiting the following
link  [1]Media Request
o To find out more about Minister Mahuta read her [2]biography or recent
[3]statements.

 Ngâ mihi

 

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