Freemasons New Zealand Membership and NZDF Personnel Recruiting/Promotion Process

Amy F Taylor made this Official Information request to New Zealand Defence Force

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From: Amy F Taylor

Dear Sir/Madam,

I trust this letter finds you well. I am reaching out under the Official Information Act 1982 to seek clarification on the New Zealand Defence Force's (NZDF) policies and procedures regarding the consideration of Freemasons New Zealand membership in the recruiting and promotion processes for NZDF personnel.

Specifically, I would like to gather information on the following points:

1. Does the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) consider membership in Freemasons New Zealand during the recruiting and promotion processes for NZDF personnel?

2. If Freemasons New Zealand membership is taken into account in the recruiting and promotion processes, what impact does such membership have on the assessment of an individual's suitability for recruitment or promotion within the NZDF?

As a resident of New Zealand, I believe that understanding the criteria applied in the recruiting and promotion processes is vital for public awareness. I recognize the sensitivity of certain details and appreciate the need for confidentiality in such matters.

I kindly request that you provide the requested information within the statutory timeframe of 20 working days, as stipulated by the Official Information Act. If, for any reason, it is not possible to fulfill this request within the specified timeframe, I would appreciate an explanation and an estimated date for when the information will be made available.

I would prefer to receive the information electronically, sent to the email address provided above.

Thank you for your attention to this matter. I anticipate your timely response to this Official Information Request.

Yours faithfully,

Amy T.

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