Initial Meetings with portfolio departments

T Murray made this Official Information request to Shane Jones

The request was refused by Shane Jones.

From: T Murray

Dear Shane Jones,

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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Kia ora


Thank you for contacting Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Oceans and
Fisheries, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Resources,
Associate Minister of Finance and Associate Minister for Energy.


Minister Jones considers all correspondence important and appreciates you
taking the time to write.   


Please note that the Minister receives a large amount of correspondence,
and it is not always possible to reply personally to all emails. 


The following guidelines apply: 


·        Invitations and requests to meet with the 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 the 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 New Zealand First MP, this may be referred to the New
Zealand First Leader’s office. 


(If your invitation or meeting request is accepted - please note summary
information about meetings related to the Minister’s 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


Please note this is an automatically generated response.


Kind regards 


Office of Hon Shane Jones

Minister for Oceans and Fisheries | Minister for Regional Development |
Minister for Resources

Associate Minister of Finance | Associate Minister for Energy

Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

Phone : 04 817 9999


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Tēnā koe T Murray


On behalf of Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, Regional
Development and Resources, please find attached a response to your
Official Information Act received on 14 December 2023.


Kind regards,



George Clark

Private Secretary (Fisheries and Aquaculture) | Office of Hon Shane Jones

Minister for Oceans and Fisheries | Minister for Regional Development |
Minister for Resources | Associate Minister of Finance | Associate
Minister for Energy


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From: T Murray

Dear George Clark,

The response notes that the Minister's diary is proactively release and includes the names of attendees. To date there has been no proactive release of his diary:

Are you able to respond to the request made and provide the relevant sections of the Act in the response. 

Yours sincerely,

T Murray

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