When did he know about Mike Sabin allegations

Liam Stoneley made this Official Information request to Minister of Police

The request was refused by Minister of Police.

From: Liam Stoneley

Dear Minister of Police,

This is a request for information, made under the provisions of ss4
and 5 of the Official Information Act 1982 (“the Act”). I therefore would like the following information;

1. In the below article, you have refused to comment on if and when you were briefed by Police around the allegations made against Mike Sabin. Please provide this information. As noted below, this request should be treated as URGENT.

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Please CONFIRM receipt of this email to prevent unnecessary
follow-up emails and extensions requested.
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As required by s12(1) of the Act, I am a New Zealand citizen. I
will provide confirmation of this, if required. However, since all
of our correspondence will be published on the FYI.org.nz site, I
will only do so over the phone or email, with which you provide.
This would only be for the purpose of citizenship confirmation, and
nothing further related to this request.

As required by s12(3) of the Act, I shall provide reason(s) why
this request should be treated as URGENT. The questions above raise
important issues of accountability of the Government, its
departments and agents. Any and all information provided as a
result of this request could and may be published either by the
writer online to a wide audience or passed onto media outlets for
publication so that the public can be kept informed on important
issues of transparency.

As required by s13(c) of the Act, if this request “has not been
made … to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or
organisation or local authority”, it is your duty to give
reasonable assistance to me to direct my request to the appropriate
department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local
authority.

Further to the above statutory requirement, under s14 of the Act,
if the information I seek is either not held or you believe it is
more closely connected with another department or Minister of the
Crown or organisation, or of a local authority you shall promptly,
and in any case not later than 10 working days after the day on
which the request is received, transfer the request to the other
department or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or to that
local authority, AND inform me accordingly.

As required under s15A of the Act, if you believe that a time
extension is warranted for this request, you must under
ss15A(2),(3) and (4) give notice to me of this extension within 20
working days after the day on which my request was received. In
that notice, you should state; the period of the extension, give
reasons for the extension and remind me of my right to complain to
the Ombudsman under s28(3). Finally, the extension must be for a
reasonable time, having regards to the circumstances.

As required by s18B of the Act, you must consider consulting me
before refusing my request under the provisions of ss18(e) and (f)
which relate to a document not being able to be found or existing
or where substantial collation and research would be required for
my current request.

As required by s19(a)(i), you must provide reasons if you refuse
any parts of this request.

I will, if required, complain to the Ombudsman, as is my right
under s28(3) of the Act, if any of the above statutory requirements
on you are not complied with. Further to this, if your reply is not
“as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than
20 working days after the day on which the request is received” as
required under s15(1) of the Act, I will also complain to the
Ombudsman.

This request is made through the site FYI.org.nz. All
correspondence will be automatically forwarded to me through the
site and published online immediately. I require, where
appropriate, all electronic copies of all documents in your
response. For more information on how the site works, please visit
www.fyi.org.nz/help/about.

Yours faithfully,

Liam Stoneley

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From: M Woodhouse



Dear correspondent,

On behalf of Hon Michael Woodhouse thank you for your email.

While your message is important, and will be carefully read and
considered, it is not possible to provide a personal response to every
email which is received. 

Where the Minister has portfolio responsibility for the issues that you
have raised, your correspondence will be considered and responded to where
appropriate.

Kind regards,
Office of Hon Michael Woodhouse 
4.5R Executive Wing,  Parliament Buildings, Wellington | Tel 04 817 6836 |

 

 

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From: M Woodhouse

Dear Mr Stoneley

On behalf of Hon Michael Woodhouse, Minister of Police, thank you for your Official Information Act request received on the 3 February 2015, regarding:

1. In the below article, you have refused to comment on if and when you were briefed by Police around the allegations made against Mike Sabin. Please provide this information. As noted below, this request should be treated as URGENT.

You can expect a response to your request within the statutory timeframes under the Act.

Thank you for writing.

Yours sincerely

Office of Hon Michael Woodhouse │ Minister of Police
Parliament Buildings │ Wellington

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From: M Woodhouse


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Dear Liam,

Please find attached a response to your correspondence from the Private Secretary for Police.

Yours sincerely

Office of Hon Michael Woodhouse
Minister of Police
Parliament Buildings
Wellington

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