1 March 2023
[FYI request #21701 email]
Tēnā koe Mr James
Thank you for your email of 2 February 2023 to Oranga Tamariki— Ministry for Children
(Oranga Tamariki), requesting the following information under Of icial Information Act 1982
• Please provide all correspondence including but not limited to emails, texts and
phone logs related to the overcharging of $60,000 by Mr Tukaki inclusive of dates
of discovery, internal emails and any Ministers that were copied into
• Please provide a copy of the invoices that were submitted and subsequently paid
back and the dates these invoices covered.
• Please provide all correspondence relating to Mr Tukaki’s resignation, including but
not limited to emails, texts, records of phone calls etc.
• Please provide all correspondence between Oranga Tamariki and Minister Kelvin
Davis concerning the over-charging by Mr Tukaki or any other board members.
The consultations necessary to make a decision on this request are such that a proper
response cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit. For this reason, I am
extending the time limit for providing you with the information to 31 March 2023, in
accordance with section 15A(1)(b) of the Act. We wil try to respond sooner than this date
Should you wish to discuss any part of your request with us, please do not hesitate to
contact us at [email address]
If you are not satisfied with this response, you have the right to ask an Ombudsman to
review this decision. Information about this is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or by contacting them on 0800 802 602.
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