Is your child vaccinated?

Erika Whittome made this Official Information request to Jacinda Ardern

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Jacinda Ardern should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Erika Whittome

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

Is your child vaccinated?

There appears to be an advertising campaign on Mediaworks radio stations and TV stations which I can only assume is from the government.

Therefore, I would like to know if you have followed this directive for your own child.

Yours faithfully,

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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3. https://www.miq.govt.nz/about/contact-us...
4. http://www.covid19.govt.nz/
5. https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/c...
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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/
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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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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

Your request will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Dinah Okeby
Office of the Prime Minister

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

Tçnâ koe Erika,

 

Thank you for your email addressed to the Prime Minister, Rt Hon Jacinda
Ardern received Tuesday 3 May 2022 requesting;

 

“Is your child vaccinated?

 

There appears to be an advertising campaign on Mediaworks radio stations
and TV stations which I can only assume is from the government.

 

Therefore, I would like to know if you have followed this directive for
your own child.”

 

Section 2 of the Official Information Act 1982 states that ‘official
information’:

(a) means any information held by—

(ii) a Minister of the Crown in his official capacity.

 

Information that is held in any other capacity, such as a Member of
Parliament or as a private individual, is not official information and
falls outside the scope of the Act.

 

This information is held as a private individual, rather than Prime
Minister or member of the Cabinet.  Therefore your request is not
considered a request for official information under the Act.

 

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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From: Erika Whittome

Dear J Ardern (MIN),

So in an official capacity, and as a citizen of this country, why has my child been asked for her vaccination status by agencies of this government? Eg Sport New Zealand? New Zealand Rugby? Netball New Zealand? These government funded agencies have been requesting vaccination details of my child, and they are not health practitioners either.

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

 

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

 

You can find the nearest testing centre to you at
[4]https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/  and your nearest vaccination
centre at [5]https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-v.... You can
also book your vaccination at [6]https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/
or by calling 0800 28 29 26.

 

 

For immigration and visa advice

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

[7]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:
[8]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 [9]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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1. http://www.covid19.govt.nz/
2. https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/c...
3. https://www.business.govt.nz/covid-19/
4. https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19/
5. https://www.healthpoint.co.nz/covid-19-v...
6. https://bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz/
7. https://www.immigration.govt.nz/contact/
8. http://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/se...
9. http://www.police.105.govt.nz/

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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern


Attachment C 19 2022 030.pdf
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Dear Erika,

Please find attached letter from Hon Chris Hipkins in response to your OIA request of 5 May 2022.

Kind regards,

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

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From: Erika Whittome

Dear C Hipkins (MIN),
The question in my OIA remains unanswered.

What is of further concern from you, Minister, is that there is no legislation to support your statement in your response: “Organizations can mandate vaccines…”
As an elected member of parliament, you are bound by New Zealand Bill Of Rights Act 1990, and your statement breaches section 11 and section 15 of this act.

The orders under the COVID 19 Public health response act 2021 refer to 10 distinct groups of people. Sports groups, music groups, dance groups, art groups etc are not listed in those ten categories . This act also does not say anything about organizations can mandate vaccines.

Where’d you get your information from, huh?

Yours sincerely,

Erika Whittome

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From: C Hipkins (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

Thank you for your email.

 

Please accept this as acknowledgement that your email has been received by
my office.

 

General COVID-19 information and testing

All the latest COVID-19 information can be found at [1]covid19.govt.nz

For information on testing go
to [2]https://covid19.govt.nz/testing-and-trac...

You can also call Healthline free on 0800 611 116 for health advice and
information at any time.

 

Vaccination

To get your COVID-19 vaccination head
to [3]bookmyvaccine.covid19.health.nz or to the [4]Healthpoint website to
find a vaccination site near you.  

Getting your booster is as important as ever. Even if you aren’t due yours
yet, book it in now at the website above.

COVID-19 Protection Framework

The COVID-19 Protection Framework has been simplified. For information
about what to do at Orange go
to: [5]https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/l...

If you have questions about the traffic light system, you can [6]make an
enquiry here.    

 

We appreciate your patience. 

Thanks again.
Authorised by Chris Hipkins MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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Desperate Times left an annotation ()

Typical reply, give us more credit, only a fool would believe your verbal dysentery has answered the question.

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From: A Verrall (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern


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Kia Ora Erika

Please see attached the Ministers response to your Official Information Act request OIA745

Ngâ mihi

Office of Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall
Minister for COVID-19 Response
Minister of Research, Science and Innovation

Minister for Seniors
Associate Minister of Health

Email: [email address]
Private Bag 18041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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Things to do with this request

Anyone:
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