Hui with Iwi prior to Te Tarata commemoration in Opotiki 4 October 2015

Tim Selwyn made this Official Information request to Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations

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From: Tim Selwyn

Dear Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations, Hon. Christopher Finlayson

Nga mihi

I am a resident of Ohui, Opotiki and uri of Te Whakatohea. I attended the Te Tarata 150th commemoration reception held on the 4th of October 2015 at the Waioweka Domain, Ohui, at which the Minister was an advertised speaker. At that gathering the Minister addressed the assembly and made the statement that he had met earlier that day with Iwi of the Eastern Bay of Plenty for the purpose of discussing Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

I request the following information from the Minister:
1. The names and positions of all those present at the above meeting.
2. Correspondence from and to the Minister and his staff in relation to the above meeting.
3. Documents made by or held by the Minister and his staff in relation to the above meeting including any minutes taken, advice given to the Minister, and emails prior to or subsequent to the above meeting.

Kia ora

Tim Selwyn

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From: C Finlayson (MIN)

On behalf of Hon Christopher Finlayson, thank you for your email. Please
be assured that all correspondence is read and noted by this office. Where
the Minister has portfolio responsibilities for the issues raised, a
response will be sent to you in due course. 


While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, if your
email falls outside of his portfolio responsibilities, or expresses a
personal view, then your opinion will be noted and your correspondence may
be transferred to another office or there may be no further response to



Kind Regards


Office of Hon Christopher Finlayson


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From: C Finlayson (MIN)

Dear Mr Selwyn,

I acknowledge receipt of your request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). Your request will be processed in accordance with the requirements of the Act.


A Corlett | Ministerial Secretary
Office of Hon Christopher Finlayson

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Dear Mr Selwyn,


Please find attached correspondence from the Minister for Treaty of
Waitangi Negotiations in response to your request for information under
the Official Information Act 1982.


Kind regards,




[1]cid:image003.jpg@01CF57C7.3940F320 Jennifer Hale

Analyst | Office of Treaty
DDI: +64 4 913 2388 | Ext 52388





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Dear Mr Selwyn,


In responding to your Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) request of
20 October 2015. Some of the subjects of your request have asked to know
the name of the OIA requester and their contact details.


I am obligated to provide them with your name and am informing you of
this. Should you object to me releasing your name please email me by 25
November 2015.


I can then consider your objection and whether to withhold your name on
standard Official Information Act grounds.


There would need a good reason to withhold your name.


In regard to your contact details, I will withhold your details unless you
agreed for me to release them by 25 November 2015.


Kind regards,







Alex Holes I Senior Advisor, Settlement Development Team I Office of
Treaty Settlements

DDI: +64 04 9136385 I Ext: 55385 I [mobile number] I [1] 

Te Tari Whakatau Take e pa ana ki te Tiriti o Waitangi



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