Communications concerning Matthew Tukaki

James made this Official Information request to Kelvin Davis

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From: James

Dear Kelvin Davis,

Regarding Matthew Tukaki, and as per 1News you are quoted as saying the following:

“So we just trusted in what they had done, and I'd heard about the stuff he'd done apparently overseas. He was also the head of the Māori Council,”

Under the Offical Information Act and l request the following:

All communications including but not limited to emails, texts and phone calls with the Māori Council concerning Matthew Tukaki from January 1st 2019 until 13th December 2022.

All communications including but not limited to emails, texts and phone calls between yourself/your office and Minister Willie Jackson/Jackson’s office concerning Matthew Tukaki from January 1st 2019 until 13th December 2022.

Yours faithfully,


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From: K Davis (MIN)
Kelvin Davis

Kia ora


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From: K Davis (MIN)
Kelvin Davis

Tēnā koe James

On behalf of Minister Davis, thank you for your OIA request. A response will be provided to you as per the requirements of the Official Information Act.

Nāku noa, nā

Office of Hon Kelvin Davis
Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti
Minister of Children
Minister of Corrections
Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education)

Parliamentary Service Te Ratonga Whare Pāremata
Private Bag 18041, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

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