PR plan for NZDF casulaties / killings in Iraq

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to New Zealand Defence Force

The request was refused by New Zealand Defence Force.

From: Alex Harris

Dear New Zealand Defence Force,

The NZ government has announced that it will be deploying NZDF personnel to Iraq.
I would like to request the following information under the OIA:

* Does the NZDF have a PR plan for the event that there are NZDF casualties in Iraq? If so, I'd like a copy.
* Does the NZDF have a PR plan for the event that NZDF personnel are implicated in the deaths of iraqi civilians? Again, if so, I would like a copy.

For the avoidance of doubt, PR plan should be understood to include any plan for communicating to the media and NZ public. I'm specifically asking for contingency plans here - neither event has, to my knowledge, occured yet.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about
this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

With regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen and in NZ.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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From: Ministerial Services
New Zealand Defence Force

Attachment OIA 2015 2215 Harris Iraq Public Relations Signed.pdf
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Dear Mr Harris,
I refer to your OIA request of 15 April requesting information about the
Defence Force’s public relations plans regarding Iraq. Please find
attached a response to your request.
Best regards,
Corporate and Ministerial Services
Office of the Chief of Defence Force
Freyberg House | New Zealand Defence Force
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