Active Client Border Alerts

John Harpley made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

The request was successful.

From: John Harpley

Dear Associate Minister of Immigration,

Upon denial of entry into New Zealand, by INZ at Auckland International Airport, is there an automatic Active Client Border Alert, Client Branch Warning and or Travel Document Alert placed within the said Client's file.

Yours faithfully,

John Harpley

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From: C Foss

On behalf of Hon Craig Foss, thank you for your e-mail.


While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important and all
messages are carefully read and considered, it is not possible to provide
a personal response to every e-mail which is received.


Where the Minister has portfolio or MP for Tukituki responsibility for the
issues that you have raised, your correspondence will be considered and
responded to where appropriate.


If you are inviting the Minister to attend an event you are organising,
our office will be in touch shortly.


Kind regards




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From: Diana Loughnan

Dear John,

I refer to your Official Information Act request dated 09 June 2015 received by the Office of Hon Craig Foss, Associate Minister of Immigration, on the 09 June 2015.

This letter is to notify you that I am transferring your request to Immigration New Zealand. This transfer is occurring because the information to which your request relates is not held by this office.

Further correspondence on this request will therefore come to you from Immigration New Zealand directly. Please note the time limit for responding will be 20 working days from when Immigration New Zealand receive it.

If you have further requests for Official Information you may like to direct them to Immigration New Zealand at: [MBIE request email]

Kind regards,

Diana Loughnan
Private Secretary (Immigration/Small Business)
Office of Hon Craig Foss
Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

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Attachment OIA 1553 John Harpley Acknowledgement.pdf
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Dear Mr Harpley,


Please find attached an acknowledgement letter regarding your recent
Official Information Act request.


Kind regards,


Hayden Murray

Ministerial Services

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment


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Oliver Lineham ( volunteer) left an annotation ()

John, thanks for marking this request as successful, and I'm glad you received your information. I assume they must have sent it to you outside of's value to the public is diminished when authorities circumvent the system by sending responses directly to requesters.

I'd be grateful if you could please either:
1. Ask the authority to re-send their response to the original address email address - this is the preferred option as the response will appear on our website as from the authority. The best way to ensure they have the address is to send a follow-up using the FYI site.
2. Forward their response to, and I will publish it here on the request page.

I'd also be interested to know how or why they contacted you outside of, and how they found your contact details to do so. You can contact me at if you would prefer to to talk privately.


Oliver volunteer

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