12 October 2022
Harry Peterson [FYI request #20532 email]
Tēnā koe Harry Peterson
I am writing concerning your OIA request below.
“I am requesting all communications through your office as Minister of Foreign Affairs
requesting all communications regarding the appointment of Rt Hon Trevor Mallard as
ambassador to Ireland.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Communications regarding a diplomatic Visa
- Communications regarding the reason for a hold up or delay in the appointment of the
Rt Hon Trevor Mallard as ambassador to Ireland.”
We will need to extend the time limit for responding to you by 20 working days, to
10 November 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)(b) of the OIA refers).
However, if this process is completed before 10 November 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
or freephone 0800 802 602.
Hon Nanaia Mahuta Minita Take Aorere / Minister of Foreign Affairs