All times 'Whangārei' is mentioned in Cabinet papers from date beginning 26 October 2017

Harry Peterson made this Official Information request to Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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From: Harry Peterson

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

I am requesting, pursuant to the statute created under the Official Information Act 1982, a record of times 'Whangārei', or 'Whangarei', has been mentioned in Cabinet papers from the date beginning 26 October 2017 to present.

I am also requesting copies of documentation/discussion on the topic of 'Whangārei/Whangarei', from said Cabinet minutes, presentations, documents, or other materials.

Yours faithfully,

Harry Peterson

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Kia ora

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) received on Saturday, 2 July 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) 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.

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Ngâ mihi,

Ministerial Coordinator
Ministerial and Business Services
Strategy, Governance and Engagement
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Kia ora Mr Peterson

 

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act. You have
requested:

 

“a record of times ‘Whangârei’, or ‘Whangarei’, has been mentioned in
Cabinet papers from the date beginning 26 October 2017 to present.

 

I am also requesting copies of documentation/discussion on the topic of
Whangârei’/‘Whangarei’, from said Cabinet minutes, presentations,
documents, or other materials.”

 

Although we hold Cabinet records, we are unable to make decisions on the
release of Cabinet papers to the public as we are not the subject-matter
experts. As a result, we will need to transfer your request to the
relevant Ministers’ offices responsible for the material relevant to your
request.

 

We note that your request is substantial and will involve hundreds of
transfers and likely a lengthy extension. In the first instance, we would
be grateful if you could refine your request to identify the subject
matter/s you would like Cabinet material relating to.

 

We also note that it is possible that a large amount of the Cabinet
material that includes Whangârei or Whangarei relates to the Cabinet
Appointments and Honours Committee (APH) (for example, the addresses of
individuals appointed to local boards or other bodies). Assuming your
request does not relate to appointments, could refine the request to
exclude the material relevant to APH. That would reduce (but not remove)
the need for an extension.

 

If the request is not refined, we will need a substantial extension to
enable us to respond appropriately.

 

Please advise whether you’re able to refine your request, including by
excluding appointment papers from the scope of the request. Otherwise we
will proceed on the basis that an extension to the timeframe for response
will be required, and we will come back to you on the length of that
extension.

 

 

Regards

Cabinet Office

 

 

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Kia ora

 

Thank you for your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA)
received on Saturday, 2 July 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) 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]

 

 

 

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From: Harry Peterson

Dear CabinetOffice [DPMC],

I appreciate the swift response, and understand the problem with the large net this question casts. I am willing to redefine this request to include only the mention of Whangārei pertaining to funding decisions within Cabinet.

Yours sincerely,

Harry Peterson

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

[UNCLASSIFIED]

 

Kia ora Mr Peterson

 

Thank you for coming back to us and helpfully clarifying your request for
information under the Official Information Act. You have now asked for:

 

‘only the mention of Whangārei pertaining to funding decisions within
Cabinet’.

 

However, we note that there is still a substantial amount of material
potentially within scope of your clarified request. Accordingly, if your
request is not further refined, we may need to refuse your request under
section 18(f) of the Act on the basis that the information requested
cannot be made available without substantial collation or research. Is it
possible for you to further refine your request to relate to one or more
specific subjects, for example – Cabinet funding decisions relating to
infrastructure projects and/or you may choose to refine your request by
amending the timeframe for the material requested.

 

Please advise whether you are able to refine your request. I would
appreciate your response by Wednesday 27 July 2022.  If we have not heard
from you by this date, we will consider your request as it is currently
framed. You can contact us to discuss our proposals by email to the
Cabinet Office – [1][email address].

 

Kind regards

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From: Harry Peterson

Dear CabinetOffice [DPMC],

I refine my request for all documents and cabinet papers mentioning Whangārei in relation to infrastructure and health funding decisions from the date beginning October 25 2017.

Yours sincerely,

Harry Peterson

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Kia ora Mr Peterson

Please see the attached letter from Rachel Hayward, Acting Secretary of
Cabinet in response to your Official Information Act request.

Regards

Cabinet Office

 

 

DDI: +64-4-830-5010
Te tari o te kômiti matua | Cabinet Office, Executive Wing
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6011, Aotearoa New Zealand 
The Cabinet Office is a business unit of the Department of the Prime
Minister and Cabinet.
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.

 

 

 

 

[UNCLASSIFIED]

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