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Snake Sightings in New Zealand

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From: Tony Lucas

Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,

I request any and all information about wild snakes in New Zealand, in particular all information, documents, emails and official correspondence about snake sightings within New Zealand.

Yours faithfully,

Tony Lucas
Freelance Journalist.

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From: Official Information Act
Ministry for Primary Industries

Tçnâ koe Tony,

Thank you for your official information request received on 6 January 2023.
Your request below will be considered and a decision provided in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.
If you have any questions regarding this request, please email [email address].

Please note that in accordance with section 2(1) of the OIA, the period from 25 December to 15 January is excluded from the definition of “working day”.

Ngâ mihi,

Official Information Act Team
Government Services | Public Affairs
Ministry for Primary Industries | Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand
Telephone: 0800 00 83 33 | Email: [email address] | Web: www.mpi.govt.nz

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From: Official Information Act
Ministry for Primary Industries

Kia ora Tony,

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act request received on 6 January
2023 requesting information on snake sightings in New Zealand. Your
request for all information, documents, emails and official correspondence
is broad in scope. We therefore encourage you to refine the scope of your
request.

 

Is there something in particular you are seeking? Some examples of
potential refinement of the scope of your request could include:

o The number of snakes intercepted at the border and/or the number
snakes found post-border over a specific time period.
o Specific documentation - final papers/reports, or briefings regarding
snake sightings in New Zealand over a specific time period.

* excluding sea snakes since sightings are considered native species that
arrive in New Zealand coastal waters via ocean currents from the tropics

 

If you could please advise how you wish to refine your request by COB
11.01.23, we can looking at fulfilling your OIA request. If you have any
questions about this process, please let us know.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Official Information Act Team

Government Services | Public Affairs

Ministry for Primary Industries | Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen
Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand 

Telephone: 0800 00 83 33 | Email: [1][email address] |
Web: [2]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

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From: Official Information Act
Ministry for Primary Industries

Kia ora Tony,

 

As per our previous email, MPI are seeking a potential refinement to your
request regarding snake sightings in New Zealand.

 

If you could please let us know by COB Monday 16.01.2023 how you wish to
proceed that would be greatly appreciated.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Official Information Act Team

Government Services | Public Affairs

Ministry for Primary Industries | Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen
Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand 

Telephone: 0800 00 83 33 | Email: [1][email address] |
Web: [2]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

 

From: Official Information Act
Sent: Monday, 9 January 2023 11:49 am
To: '[FOI #21524 email]'
<[FOI #21524 email]>
Subject: OIA23-0005 - Refinement of your request

 

Kia ora Tony,

 

Thank you for your Official Information Act request received on 6 January
2023 requesting information on snake sightings in New Zealand. Your
request for all information, documents, emails and official correspondence
is broad in scope. We therefore encourage you to refine the scope of your
request.

 

Is there something in particular you are seeking? Some examples of
potential refinement of the scope of your request could include:

o The number of snakes intercepted at the border and/or the number
snakes found post-border over a specific time period.
o Specific documentation - final papers/reports, or briefings regarding
snake sightings in New Zealand over a specific time period.

* excluding sea snakes since sightings are considered native species that
arrive in New Zealand coastal waters via ocean currents from the tropics

 

If you could please advise how you wish to refine your request by COB
11.01.23, we can looking at fulfilling your OIA request. If you have any
questions about this process, please let us know.

 

Ngā mihi,

 

Official Information Act Team

Government Services | Public Affairs

Ministry for Primary Industries | Charles Fergusson Building, 34-38 Bowen
Street | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand 

Telephone: 0800 00 83 33 | Email: [3][email address] |
Web: [4]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

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2. http://www.mpi.govt.nz/
3. mailto:[email address]
4. http://www.mpi.govt.nz/

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