Follow-up: Teriitorial Force dismissals

Liam Stoneley made this Official Information request to New Zealand Defence Force

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From: Liam Stoneley

Dear New Zealand Defence Force,

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. This is a follow up request from the response I received on 2 February 2015. It is provided at the link below:

https://fyi.org.nz/request/2382-regular-...

2. Please provide the amount of TF personnel dismissed in the last 10 years. A dismissal is one which is defined by your comment in "non-effective personnel, of course, will be eventually dismissed".

3. Further to the above request, for the last 5 years, please breakdown those dismissals into why the were dismissed. I am presumming the majority will be for non-attendance, but all major reasons are expected. Case-by-case basis data is not required. I am merely looking for a table of the major causes for dismissals of TF personnel.

4. Finally, could you please provide an estimate, for the past 5 years, on the cost of un-returned equiptment (or even the amount) from TF who either leave voluntarily or are dismissed. This does not include equiptment lent to TF that is either returned in a condition that can not be used again, or equiptment lost or is now unusable while they are still employed.

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Yours faithfully,

Liam Stoneley

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Defence Force

Dear Mr Stoneley,
 
This email serves as confirmation of the receipt of your OIA request to
the NZDF. The statutory due date for a response to your request is 4 March
2015, and you will be advised in accordance with the relevant provisions
of the Official Information Act if there is a need to transfer or extend
your request.
 
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Office of the Chief of Defence Force
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Attachment OIA 2015 2175 Stoneley TF dismissals and equipment cost Signed.pdf
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Dear Mr Stoneley,
 
Please find attached a response to your OIA request of 3 February
regarding Territorial Forces personnel and equipment.
 
Best regards,
 
Corporate and Ministerial Services
Office of the Chief of Defence Force
Freyberg House | New Zealand Defence Force
 
 
 
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the addressee only and may contain privileged information, but not
necessarily the official views or opinions of the New Zealand Defence
Force.  If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose,
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