Attendance at NZ Sporting events

Liam Stoneley made this Official Information request to Minister for Sport and Recreation

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From: Liam Stoneley

Dear Minister for Sport and Recreation,
This is a request for information, made under the provisions of ss 4 and 5 of the Official Information Act 1982 (“the Act”). I therefore would like the following information;

1.Since his appointment to Minister, how many major sporting events has he attended in his capacity as Minister?

2. Of which, of the above number, sports and/or teams was it for?

3. For the above events, how many gifts or free tickets and their value did the Minister receive?

4. When was the last time he or a Minister of Sport before him attended the annual National Hockey League? Does he intend on doing so this year?

Please CONFIRM receipt of this email to prevent unnecessary follow-up emails and extensions being 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: Oliver Thurston

Dear Mr Stoneley,

Thank you for your email dated 09/02/2015 in regard to your Official Information Act (OIA) request.

Your request will be processed in accordance with the Official Information Act.

Kind regards

Oliver

Oliver Thurston | Private Secretary for Sport and Recreation |Office of the Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health, Minister for Sport and Recreation
Parliament Buildings |Wellington |Ph: +64 4 817 9342|Cell: +64 21 835 690 fax: +64 4 817 6518 |

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From: Liam Stoneley

Dear Oliver Thurston,

The FYI website was down for some time and your reply may have been
lost in the system. Please send again within the next 5 working
days.

If I do not get a response from you within the above stated
time-frame, I will assume you have not prepared a response, and
complain to the Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely,

Liam Stoneley

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From: Oliver Thurston


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Dear Mr Stoneley,

Please see the attached OIA response for your information.

Kind regards

Oliver

Oliver Thurston | Private Secretary for Sport and Recreation |Office of the Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Health, Minister for Sport and Recreation
Parliament Buildings |Wellington |Ph: +64 4 817 9342|Cell: +64 21 835 690 fax: +64 4 817 6518 |

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