Emails sent and received by Minister for Ethnic Affairs in July

Joshua Grainger made this Official Information request to Minister for Ethnic Communities

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

From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Acting Minister for Ethnic Affairs,

I wish to request under the OIA any emails sent and/or received by the Minister for Ethnic Affairs (Judith Collins MP) from the 1st of July 2014 until the 7th of July 2014.

Yours faithfully,

Joshua Grainger

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From: Hekia Parata (MIN)
Minister for Ethnic Communities


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On behalf of Hon Hekia Parata thank you for your email.  Your
correspondence has been noted and will be recorded.

 

All correspondence, including email,  is routed through our mail tracking
process.  Although e-mail increases the speed of delivery, the
“behind-the-scenes” efforts of the Minister’s staff in responding to
mail cannot always provide the kind of speedy response users of email may
anticipate.

 

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, if it is
obvious that you are writing only to express a personal view your opinion
will be noted but a response beyond this acknowledgement may not be sent.

 

If you are inviting the Minister to attend an event you are organising,
our office will be in touch shortly.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Office of Hon Hekia Parata, MP

Minister of Education | National List MP based in Mana

Parliament Buildings | Wellington | New Zealand

T +64 817 6829| F +64 817 6529 | [1]www.beehive.govt.nz |
[2]www.hekiaparata.co.nz

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From: Hekia Parata (MIN)
Minister for Ethnic Communities

Tēna koe Mr Grainger

On behalf of Hon Hekia Parata, I acknowledge receipt of your email dated Thursday 25 September 2014 requesting under the Official Information Act the following:

Any emails sent and/or received by the Minister for Ethnic Affairs (Judith Collins MP) from the 1st of July 2014 until the 7th of July 2014.

Transfer of Request - Section 14(b)(i), Official Information Act 1982

Your email was received in the office of Hon Hekia Parata on Thursday 25 September 2014. The scope of your request is more in line with the responsibilities of the Department of Internal Affairs, Ministerial and Secretariat Support. Accordingly, your request has been transferred, under section 14(b)(i) of the Act, to that department and will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Nga mihi,

Otene Wharerau
Ministerial Assistant | Office of Hon Hekia Parata - Minister of Education
DDI: + 64 4 817 9114 | Fax: + 64 4 817 6529

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Joshua Grainger left an annotation ()

I'm a bit cautious about this transfer: I asked explicitly for information held by the Minister for Ethnic Affairs, which is a legal personality separate from Judith Collins MP. Hekia Parata is now the person holding the office of Minister for Ethnic Affairs, which means should hold all information held by the Minister for Ethnic Affairs. I'll see where this request goes: maybe the result will be the same.

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From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Hekia Parata (MIN),

Thank you very much for your fast reply: it is much appreciated.

Can you also please pass on to the DIA that I am interested in any emails sent in a Ministerial capacity from an email address other than the official one? It has been revealed before that Ministers have used private email addresses to conduct Ministerial business so I am interested to see if the Minister for Ethnic Affairs has done the same in the past.

If the DIA would not hold this information can you please retain this component of the information request with the Minister for Ethnic Affairs?

Yours sincerely,

Joshua Grainger

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From: Hekia Parata (MIN)
Minister for Ethnic Communities


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On behalf of Hon Hekia Parata thank you for your email.  Your
correspondence has been noted and will be recorded.

 

All correspondence, including email,  is routed through our mail tracking
process.  Although e-mail increases the speed of delivery, the
“behind-the-scenes” efforts of the Minister’s staff in responding to
mail cannot always provide the kind of speedy response users of email may
anticipate.

 

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, if it is
obvious that you are writing only to express a personal view your opinion
will be noted but a response beyond this acknowledgement may not be sent.

 

If you are inviting the Minister to attend an event you are organising,
our office will be in touch shortly.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Office of Hon Hekia Parata, MP

Minister of Education | National List MP based in Mana

Parliament Buildings | Wellington | New Zealand

T +64 817 6829| F +64 817 6529 | [1]www.beehive.govt.nz |
[2]www.hekiaparata.co.nz

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From: Anne O'Shaughnessy


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Hi

 

Please find attached the response to your Official Information Act request
of 25 September 2014 to Hon Hekia Parata, Acting Minister for Ethnic
Affairs, which was transferred to Ministerial Services for reply.

 

Regards

Anne O’Shaughnessy

 

 

 

 

Anne O'Shaughnessy | Acting Manager | Business Services and Secretariat
Support, MaSS   
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua   
Direct Dial: +64 4 817 8943 | Extn: 8943 | Mobile: +64 27 454 3709 
Level 18 Bowen House, Lambton Quay| PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New
Zealand |  [1]www.dia.govt.nz  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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From: Katrina Taylor


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Dear Mr Grainger,

 

Please find attached a response to your Official Information Act request.

 

Kind regards,

 

Katrina Taylor

 

 

Katrina Taylor | Business Services and Secretariat Support | Ministerial
and Secretariat Services 
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua 
[1]www.dia.govt.nz

 

 

 

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Liam Stoneley left an annotation ()

I would be complaining about the way this has been handled. The time that has taken to not get access to any of the material requested is unacceptable.

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Things to do with this request

Anyone:
Minister for Ethnic Communities only: