Arrogant Prick Statement

S Hill made this Official Information request to Jacinda Ardern

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From: S Hill

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

Were you "being kind" when you called David Seymour an "arrogant prick"?

Yours faithfully,

S Hill

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

Kia ora


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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

Your request will be responded to under the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Dinah Okeby
Office of the Prime Minister

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From: J Ardern (MIN)
Jacinda Ardern

Tēnā koe,

You may be aware that the Prime Minister issued an apology by text to Mr Seymour on 13 December, as well as a formal apology in the House on 14 December 2022. The latter is publically available on the Hansard record, here:

For the sake of completeness, this question is not considered a request for official information under section 2 of the Official Information Act 1982 (Act). Agencies are not required to form an opinion in order to respond to requests under the Act, which is what your question is asking this office to do.

Ngā mihi,

Private Secretary (Executive Support)
Office of the Prime Minister
Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

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