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WRC funding of Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated poison operation

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From: Ryan

Waikato Regional Council NZBN9429041922118,

In matters relating to the funding and contributions provided to Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated 9429043322084, information is requested under the official information act, detailing the granting of public money to this private incorporation which conducts residual poison operations each year.

Accordingly and under the Act, please supply the following:

1. A full and comprehensive account of all funding granted by Waikato Regional Council to Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated by way of any application or agreement with details and total for each and every grant for each and every year stating funding objective along with each amount contributed.

2. A full list of any funding applications by Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated that were declined or were unsuccessful, such information to state the funding amount required and its purpose along with the reason for being declined.

3. Please provide information to show Waikato Regional Council holds evidence that Habitat Tuateawa has sought and obtained prior written consent of all affected land owners for the incorporation to seek and obtain public funding for the distribution of poison, to nail plastic to native trees, counter sink traps and to spray paint fluorescent pink upon native trees within public conservation land.

4. Please provide information held by Waikato Regional Council notifying of any objection or any notice to cease and desist being issued or notified in relation to actions and activities of Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated or any of their members by way of necessary disclosure requested and to be made within funding applications.

5. Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated asserts to have approval from Huarere Ruakatauri for use of residual toxins within their funding applications, please provide evidence to prove right of this claim and that this is not a mis-representation to procure funding.

This information is sought as a matter of utmost urgency given another such funding application underway by this same incorporation - therefore we take this opportunity to state that we do not consent to the mass ongoing use of residual poisons by Habitat Tuateawa or Department of Conservation and consider the toxic trespass from poisoning on public conservation land to be unacceptable mandatory exposure of all land life and living present, and that poison is incompatible with life, may be considered criminal under Section 200 of the Crimes Act, and will not be tolerated or funded in any form.

Ryan

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Waikato Regional Council

Thank you for contacting us. Your reference for this matter is
REF230751869.

We will respond to you within two working days.

If you have any questions, or want to provide an update please call
[1]0800 800 401 and provide your reference number.

Please note that our office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.

If life or property is at risk, please call [2]111.

Your submitted request:

In matters relating to the funding and contributions provided to Habitat
Tuateawa Incorporated 9429043322084, information is requested under the
official information act, detailing the granting of public money to this
private incorporation which conducts residual poison operations each year.
Accordingly and under the Act, please supply the following: 1. A full and
comprehensive account of all funding granted by Waikato Regional Council
to Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated by way of any application or agreement
with details and total for each and every grant for each and every year
stating funding objective along with each amount contributed. 2. A full
list of any funding applications by Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated that
were declined or were unsuccessful, such information to state the funding
amount required and its purpose along with the reason for being declined.
See attached email for full query

Thank you

Waikato Regional Council

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From: Alyx McDonald

Kia ora Ryan,

 

Thank you for your information request received 18 July 2023.

 

In matters relating to the funding and contributions provided to Habitat
Tuateawa Incorporated 9429043322084, information is requested under the
official information act, detailing the granting of public money to this
private incorporation which conducts residual poison operations each year.

 

Accordingly and under the Act, please supply the following:

 

1.      A full and comprehensive account of all funding granted by Waikato
Regional Council to Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated by way of any
application or agreement with details and total for each and every grant
for each and every year stating funding objective along with each amount
contributed.

 

2.      A full list of any funding applications by Habitat Tuateawa
Incorporated that were declined or were unsuccessful, such information to
state the funding amount required and its purpose along with the reason
for being declined.

 

3.       Please provide information to show Waikato Regional Council holds
evidence that Habitat Tuateawa has sought and obtained prior written
consent of all affected land owners for the incorporation to seek and
obtain public funding for the distribution of  poison, to nail plastic to
native trees, counter sink traps and to spray paint fluorescent pink upon
native trees within public conservation land.

 

4.      Please provide information held by Waikato Regional Council
notifying of any objection or any notice to cease and desist being issued
or notified in relation to actions and activities of Habitat Tuateawa
Incorporated or any of their members by way of necessary disclosure
requested and to be made within funding applications.

 

5.      Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated asserts to have approval from
Huarere Ruakatauri for use of residual toxins within their funding
applications, please provide evidence to prove right of this claim and
that this is not a mis-representation to procure funding.

 

This information is sought as a matter of utmost urgency given another
such funding application underway by this same incorporation - therefore
we take this opportunity to state that we do not consent to the mass
ongoing use of residual poisons by Habitat Tuateawa or Department of
Conservation and consider the toxic trespass from poisoning on public
conservation land to be unacceptable mandatory exposure of all land life
and living present, and that poison is incompatible with life, may be
considered criminal under Section 200 of the Crimes Act, and will not be
tolerated or funded in any form.

 

 

Council will respond as soon as possible, but in any case no later than 15
August 2023. At that time, you will be informed whether or not your
request has been granted and, if granted, when Council expects to be able
to provide you with the information.

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Alyx McDonald

 

Alyx McDonald​  |  OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ADVISOR  |  Democracy, Customer, Community and Services
WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
P: [1]+6478584672
F: [2]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240

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From: Alyx McDonald

Kia ora Ryan,

 

I am seeking clarification on your information request received 18 July
2023.

 

What date range are you requesting the information for?

 

This information will help Council to determine the scale and scope of
your information request.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Alyx McDonald

 

Alyx McDonald​  |  OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ADVISOR  |  Democracy, Customer, Community and Services
WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
P: [1]+6478584672
F: [2]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240

From: Alyx McDonald <[email address]>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 11:11 AM
To: '[FOI #23522 email]'
<[FOI #23522 email]>
Subject: REQ200439- LGOIMA - Funding granted by Waikato Regional Council
to Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated

 

Kia ora Ryan,

 

Thank you for your information request received 18 July 2023.

 

In matters relating to the funding and contributions provided to Habitat
Tuateawa Incorporated 9429043322084, information is requested under the
official information act, detailing the granting of public money to this
private incorporation which conducts residual poison operations each year.

 

Accordingly and under the Act, please supply the following:

 

1.      A full and comprehensive account of all funding granted by Waikato
Regional Council to Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated by way of any
application or agreement with details and total for each and every grant
for each and every year stating funding objective along with each amount
contributed.

 

2.      A full list of any funding applications by Habitat Tuateawa
Incorporated that were declined or were unsuccessful, such information to
state the funding amount required and its purpose along with the reason
for being declined.

 

3.       Please provide information to show Waikato Regional Council holds
evidence that Habitat Tuateawa has sought and obtained prior written
consent of all affected land owners for the incorporation to seek and
obtain public funding for the distribution of  poison, to nail plastic to
native trees, counter sink traps and to spray paint fluorescent pink upon
native trees within public conservation land.

 

4.      Please provide information held by Waikato Regional Council
notifying of any objection or any notice to cease and desist being issued
or notified in relation to actions and activities of Habitat Tuateawa
Incorporated or any of their members by way of necessary disclosure
requested and to be made within funding applications.

 

5.      Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated asserts to have approval from
Huarere Ruakatauri for use of residual toxins within their funding
applications, please provide evidence to prove right of this claim and
that this is not a mis-representation to procure funding.

 

This information is sought as a matter of utmost urgency given another
such funding application underway by this same incorporation - therefore
we take this opportunity to state that we do not consent to the mass
ongoing use of residual poisons by Habitat Tuateawa or Department of
Conservation and consider the toxic trespass from poisoning on public
conservation land to be unacceptable mandatory exposure of all land life
and living present, and that poison is incompatible with life, may be
considered criminal under Section 200 of the Crimes Act, and will not be
tolerated or funded in any form.

 

 

Council will respond as soon as possible, but in any case no later than 15
August 2023. At that time, you will be informed whether or not your
request has been granted and, if granted, when Council expects to be able
to provide you with the information.

 

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Alyx McDonald

 

Alyx McDonald​  |  OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ADVISOR  |  Democracy, Customer, Community and Services
WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
P: [3]+6478584672
F: [4]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240

 

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From: Ryan

Alyx,

Please provide funding figures for each and every year since Habitat Tuateawa incorporation date of 25 October 2012 - also, if any funding was provided to individual counterparts prior to this date under any other name or for any individual related to this incorporation, please provide this information also.

Ryan

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From: Alyx McDonald


Attachment Response Funding granted by Waikato Regional Council to Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated.pdf
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Kia ora Ryan,

Please see attached response.

Kind Regards,

Alyx McDonald

Alyx McDonald​  |  OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY ADVISOR  |  Democracy, Customer, Community and Services
WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
P: [1]+6478584672
F: [2]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240

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From: Ryan

Thank you for the information supplied.

Further, and related to this same topic:

1. Please release the same information for 2023 funding year in relation to all applications made by Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated and if any additional applications have been granted and if so, for what amount.
If the 2023 grant application was refused, please provide information showing why.

2. Please release all information related to the 2023 funding application, along with any documents held by Waikato Regional Council to substantiate or support the ongoing partnership with Habitat Tuateawa incorporated including but not limited to all strategic planning or proposal documents in support of any application made by this incorporation.

3. Please release under the Act - any documentation relating to third party interests or disclosure of conflicts of interest, if any, between Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated members & Waikato Regional Council contractors and agents within the meaning as set out in the Secret Commissions Act 1910.

Many thanks,

Ryan

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From: Ryan

Please respond to this request & upon confirmation, I will leave the status without updating so if doesn’t show as overdue.
This would be much appreciated so I don’t need to open a new request for this related information..
Best - Ryan

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From: Alyx Hay

Kia ora Ryan,

Can you please advise what request for information you are referring to in
your email below? Once I have confirmation of your request, I will forward
this to Council's LGOIMA and Privacy Act advisor for action.

Kind regards,

Alyx Hay.

Alyx Hay​​​​  |  RMA DUTY PLANNER  |  RUD Business Support, Resource Use
WAIKATO REGIONAL COUNCIL | Te Kaunihera ā Rohe o Waikato
P: [1]+6478584672
F: [2]facebook.com/waikatoregion
Private Bag 3038, Waikato Mail Centre, Hamilton, 3240

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From: Ryan

Thank you Alyx,

Can you please supply the 2023 information as part of this request to keep the information and thread together and I then can close this matter off as successful.

1. Please release information for 2023 funding year in relation to all applications made by Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated and if any additional applications have been granted and if so, for what amount.
If the 2023 grant application was refused, please provide information showing why.

2. Please release all information related to the 2023 funding application, along with any documents held by Waikato Regional Council to substantiate or support the ongoing partnership with Habitat Tuateawa incorporated including but not limited to all strategic planning or proposal documents in support of any application made by this incorporation.

3. Please release under the Act - any documentation relating to third party interests or disclosure of conflicts of interest, if any, between Habitat Tuateawa Incorporated members & Waikato Regional Council contractors and agents within the meaning as set out in the Secret Commissions Act 1910.

Many thanks,

Ryan

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