Resettlement of ex-convicts in Rotorua

Mohammed Khan made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

The request was refused by Ministry of Social Development.

From: Mohammed Khan

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

In light of the revelations of ex-prisoners being funneled to already overburdened Rotorua social housing, I am requesting information held by Corrections about the areas to which released prisoners have been sent under the emergency housing agreement between MSD and Corrections.

Assuming it is available back that far, I would prefer to receive this for the past five years (to provide sufficient temporal context), and for the highest spatial resolution possible, but a spatial resolution to the local or regional council level is fine. Temporal resolution of a year would be fine, though I can summarize the data myself if it is held in a more detailed form. Electronic format as a spreadsheet/CSV is preferred, a scanned report is fine if not available.

If this data is somehow not available, I assume that you would be happy to specify that the 'Ministry of Social Development holds no information as to where released prisoners sent to emergency housing are settled.'

Mohammed Khan

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Tēnā koe Mohammed Khan,

Thank you for your email received 9 September 2022, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National Office to respond. 

Ngā manaakitanga,

Official and Parliamentary Information Team | Ministerial and Executive Services
Ministry of Social Development

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Tçnâ koe Khan Mohammed


Please find attached the Ministry’s response to your Official Information
Act request.


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Official and Parliamentary Information team | Ministerial and Executive

Ministry of Social Development


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