Initial Meetings with portfolio departments

T Murray made this Official Information request to Winston Peters

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From: T Murray

Dear Winston Peters,

I would like to request the following information:
o The dates of your initial meeting with your portfolio departments;
o A list of attendees at this meeting
o Any documentation provided at the meeting
o All notes (including handwritten notes) taken by you or your office staff at the meeting.

Yours faithfully,

T Murray

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From: Winston Peters (MIN)
Winston Peters

Dear Correspondent  


Thank you for contacting Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister,
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister for Racing.  


The Deputy Prime Minister considers all correspondence important and
appreciates you taking the time to write.   


Please note that since the Deputy Prime Minister receives a large amount
of correspondence, it is not always possible to personally reply to all


The following guidelines apply: 


·         Invitations and requests to meet with the Deputy Prime Minister
will be processed as soon as possible and a staff member will be in
contact with you in due course. 

·         Media queries will be responded to by a staff member. 

·         Requests for official information will be managed in accordance
with provisions of the Official Information Act 1982, which may include
transfer to a more relevant Minister or agency. 

·         If your email falls outside of the Deputy Prime Minister's
portfolio responsibilities, expresses a personal view, or is copied to
multiple Members of Parliament, then your opinion will be noted and your
correspondence may be transferred to another office, or there may be no
further response to you. 

·         If your correspondence is to the Minister as the Member of
Parliament or Party Leader of New Zealand First, this may be referred to
the New Zealand First Leader’s office. 


(If your invitation or meeting request is accepted - please note
information about meetings related to the Ministers’ portfolios will be
proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency
matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time
(start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with,
and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of
an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are
a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in
your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of
the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The
proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official
Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act
1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we
hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is
wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it
corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the
meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the
proactive release policy at


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The Office of Rt Hon Winston Peters



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Dear T Murray,


I acknowledge receipt of your official information request dated


We received your request on 14/12/2023. We will endeavour to respond to
your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than
02/02/2024, being 20 working days after the day your request was received.
If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of
an extension of that timeframe.


If you have any queries, please feel free to contact our office. If any
additional factors come to light which are relevant to your request,
please do not hesitate to contact us so that these can be taken into




Kind regards

Office of Rt Hon Winston Peters


Private Secretary(Executive Support) | Office of Rt Hon Winston Peters  

Deputy Prime Minister | Minister of Foreign Affairs | Minister for Racing

7.4 EW, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

DDI: 04 817 6825

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Dear T Murray


Please find attached a response from the Minister of Foreign Affairs to
your email of 14 December 2023.   


Kind regards


Foreign Affairs Private Secretary


Office of Rt Hon Winston Peters

Deputy Prime Minister |

Minister of Foreign Affairs | Minister for Racing |

Private Bag 18041, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand




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