Western Springs College Rebuild

Glenn Pearce made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Ministry of Education,

I wish to see all correspondence between and minutes of any meetings held between
the Ministry of Education representatives and the senior management and Boards of Trustees of Western Springs College and Pasadena Intermediate, relating to possible options for the upgrade/rebuild/relocation/reconfiguring of these schools and associated timeline.

Yours faithfully,

Glenn Pearce
Westmere

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Dear Glenn

Thank you for your request for information below. The Ministry will consider and respond to your request in accordance with the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).

The Act allows up to 20 working days for a response, making the 28th of May the latest date for our response to you. If more than 20 working days are needed due to the potential workload involved in answering your request, we will notify you accordingly.

In the interim, if you have any questions about your request, please email [email address].

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Enquiries National,

I have heard nothing to date regarding this request, could you please update me regarding status and likelihood of receiving a response by the due date.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Pearce

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From: Enquiries National

Good Afternoon Glenn

Thank you for your email

Your Official Information Act request is on track and you should have a response by the 28th of May

Kind regards

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Enquiries National,

My request is now overdue, despite assurances it was on track.

Could you please advise when I will receive a reply.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Pearce

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From: Enquiries National

Apologies Glenn

The consultation process is taking longer than expected and we will update you again early next week

Sorry for any inconvenience

Kind regards

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education | AG
45-47 Pipitea St, Wellington

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Enquiries National,

Could you please provide an update on the status of this request please.

I have laid a complaint with the ombudsman regarding this now overdue request.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Pearce

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From: Enquiries National


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Dear Mr Pearce

 

Please find OIA 924709 response attached.

 

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Enquiries National,

Could you please provide an another update on the status of this request please.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Pearce

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Enquiries National,

Could you please acknowledge you have received my email requesting an update on the status of my request.

Two weeks ago you indicated you expected to complete all consultation within the next two weeks.
This request was raised some 50 days ago now and is well overdue, twice having been extended.

Please consider a partial release of information you have managed to gather and consult on.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Pearce

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Glenn Pearce left an annotation ()

Neither the Ministry of Education or the Ombudsman are responding.

Telephoned Ombudsman to follow up on complaint, apparently case was allocated to "Richard" on the 12th although I have heard nothing since the 3rd June when I received email acknowledging receipt of complaint.

"Richard" was on the phone, left voicemail for him to call me, no response as yet.

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Dear Mr Pearce

Thank you for your correspondence received on the 2 June 2015 about the Ministry of Education. Your correspondence has been allocated reference number: 405449.

As you may be aware, we receive a large number of enquiries from the public. These can be by telephone, email, online, in person as well as in writing. All of them first have to be appropriately assessed. Your complaint is currently at the initial assessment stage. A brief outline of our complaint handling process is set out in Appendix A. We will work through the complaint you have made and the facts you have given us and contact you again.
Change of circumstances/new information
In the meantime, please contact us if the circumstances relating to your complaint change or you believe that your complaint should be dealt with on an urgent basis. If you have new or additional information, you can send it to us by email or post (details below), and we will add this to your complaint.
Contacting us
You can contact us by email at: info@ombudsman..parliament.nz. Alternately, you can telephone us on freephone 0800 802 602 or write to our postal address. If you do contact us or send us additional information, please ensure that you provide the complaint reference number at the top of this letter.
What our role is and what we expect from you
In Appendix B we have outlined what the Ombudsmen do and what their responsibilities are. It also outlines our expectations of you when dealing with the Office. Please read this through carefully.

Yours sincerely

Office of the Ombudsman | Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata

Phone 04 473 9533 0800 802 602| Fax 04 471 2254
Email info@ombudsman.parliament.nz | www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
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Response from the Ombudsman's Office

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Dear Mr Pearce.

I write further to your voicemail yesterday asking for an update on your complaint of 2 June 2015.

I have been recently allocated your complaint and I am currently making informal enquiries with the Ministry of Education regarding the lack of response to your OIA request of 29 April 2015. I understand that the Ministry will be responding shortly to your OIA request.

I can provide you with a further update in a week or so.

Kind regards,

Richard Ruddenklau
Assistant Investigator
Office of the Ombudsman | Tari o te Kaitiaki Mana Tangata

Phone 04 473 9533 | Fax 04 471 2254
www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
PO Box 10152, Level 7, SolNet House, 70 The Terrace, Wellington

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Enquiries National,

Could you provide an update on the status of this request please.

The Office of the Ombudsman informed me on 19th June that the Ministry would be responding shortly to my request.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Pearce

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From: Enquiries National

Dear Mr Pearce,

Thank you for your emails of 15, 18 and 22 June. I apologise again for the delay but the Ministry's response to your request is currently in the final stages of sign out and will be forwarded to you as soon as possible.

Regards,

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education | AG
45-47 Pipitea St, Wellington

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We get the job done  Ka oti i a mātou ngā mahi
We are respectful, we listen, we learn  He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou
We back ourselves and others to win  Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake kia wikitoria
We work together for maximum impact  Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui tonu

Great results are our bottom line  Ko ngā huanga tino pai ā mātou whāinga mutunga

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Enquiries National,

Could I have another status update on this request please.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Pearce

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Glenn Pearce left an annotation ()

Spoke to Richard Ruddenflau today, he advised that the Ombudsman has written to the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Education requesting response regarding why the request has been delayed.

The Ministry is obliged to respond to the Ombudsman within 2 weeks.

Apparently a letter from the Ombudsman was sent to me on Friday but I have not received it as yet.

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Letter from the Ombudsman arrived today, transcribed below

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Dear Mr Pearce

Official Information Act Investigation
Ministry of Education
Deemed refusal of request for information relating to Western Springs College and Pasadena Intermediate School

Thank you for your correspondence of 2 June 2015, in which you make a complaint about a delay by the Ministry of Education in responding to your request for information relating to Western Springs College and Pasadena Intermediate School.

I understand that your request was received by the Ministry on 29 April 2015. I am currently making enquiries of the Ministry, and I will write to you again shortly.

Yours sincerely

Professor Ron Paterson
Ombudsman

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Dear Glenn

 

I attach our response to your request for information about Western
Springs College.

 

Due to the quantity and size of the documents we are releasing to you
would you please provide us with a suitable postal address that we can
forward the material to. You can advise us of these details by email at
[1][email address].

 

I apologise for the delay in providing you with our response and for any
inconvenience this may have caused you.

 

Kind regards, Susan Dey

 

Susan Dey | Group Manager | Government, Executive and Ministerial Services
DDI +64 4 463 8057  Ext 48057 | Mobile +64 27 706 5170
45-47 Pipitea St, Wellington

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We back ourselves and others to win  Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake
kia wikitoria
We work together for maximum impact  Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui
tonu

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mutunga

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Susan Dey,

Thank you for your response to my request, I have provided an address via email for the delivery the partial response.

I understand that prior to refusing a request under section 18(f) of the Official Information Act you have a duty to consult with me as to whether the form of the request could be modified so as to remove the reason for refusal; for example the request could possibly be made more specific.

There is also the possibility under the Act that the time frame could be further extended or a charge fixed.

I do not believe you have fulfilled your obligations under the Act in these respects.

I thank you in advance for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Pearce

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Called Ombudsman to follow up on status of complaint. Left message

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From: Glenn Pearce

Dear Susan Dey,

Please respond to my correspondence dated 3 July regarding your refusal of my request under Section 18(f) and your failure to consult before refusing the request on this basis as you are required to do.

I have also now had an opportunity to review the partial information you have provided. I am not satisfied that the information provided is complete with regard to what was requested and I would like to discuss this further.

Yours sincerely,

Glenn Pearce

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Dear Mr. Pearce,

 

Please find attached the response to your e-mails of 3 July and 17 July
2015.

 

Best wishes,

 

Enquiries National Team | Ministry of Education |LB

45-47 Pipitea St, Wellington, New Zealand Email
[1][Ministry of Education request email]

 

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