copies of correspondence between MFAT and Ms Kerry Burridge from July 1st 2012 to August 31st 2015

DR GRAHAME CRAIG made this Official Information request to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: DR GRAHAME CRAIG

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

As the Chair of Trustees of Business Mentors NZ (BMNZ), I wish to be copied with all correspondence to and from MFAT and Ms Kerry Burridge, between the dates of July 1st 2012 and August 31st 2015. .

Yours faithfully,

DR GRAHAME CRAIG, MBE
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
BUSINESS MENTORS NEW ZEALAND

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From: ENQUIRIES
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Dr Craig

Thank you for your OIA request, this email confirms receipt and advises that your request has been sent to the appropriate division for response.

Kind regards,

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

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From: ESD
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade


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[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Dr Grahame Craig,

 

Please find attached a letter regarding your recent OIA request.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

 

Executive Services

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

Email: [1][email address]     

 

 

 

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From: DR GRAHAME CRAIG

Dear ESD,
Thank you for your letter in reply to my request. I can narrow down my request by specifying correspondence containing any one or more of the following keywords:
Business Mentors NZ
Pacific Business Mentoring Programme
Ray Schofield

Also I note that I have been able to download a zipped file entitled
"3281-copies-of-correspondence-between-mfat-and-ms-kerry-burridge-from-july 1st-2012-to-august-31-st-2015"

Unfortunately this file is password protected, and therefore unable to be opened.
I look forward to your co-operation regarding this amended request

Yours sincerely,

DR GRAHAME CRAIG

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From: ESD
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade


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[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Dr Grahame Craig,

Please find attached a letter regarding your OIA request.

Kind regards,

Executive Services
Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere
Email: [email address]

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From: DR GRAHAME CRAIG

Dear ESD,
Thank you for your recent reply advising that there will be no action on my request until January 20th next year This is totally unsatisfactory.
You need to understand that this is not going to go away, and I'm not going to go away.

I am prepared to further narrow my request to incoming emails only from Ms Kerry Burridge, which mention Business Mentors New Zealnd, the Pacific Mentoring Programme and/or Ray Schofield. I am sure I do not need to remind you that all email databases (in this case incoming to MFAT) can be easily subjected to sender and keyword searches.

I have no doubt that the information I am requesting could easily be supplied within 48 hours. That being the case if a satisfactory response has not been received by me within the next 7 days this matter will be put before the Ombudsman.

Sincerely
Dr GD Craig

Yours sincerely,

DR GRAHAME CRAIG

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From: CORBETT, Sarah (ESD)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Dr Grahame Craig,

 

Thank you for your message, we are currently working on your response and
hope to reply to you before the Christmas break, I will update you next
week Tuesday on progress.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Executive Services

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

Email: [1][email address]     

 

 

 

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From: DR GRAHAME CRAIG

Dear CORBETT, Sarah (ESD),

Thank you for your reply (dated December 1st 2015) to my recent letter. I look forward to your promised update on progress next Tuesday, and to a complete response to my request before Xmas

Yours sincerely,

DR GRAHAME CRAIG

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From: ESD
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Dr Grahame Craig,

Please be advised, we are in the final stages of preparing our response and should be able to reply to you early next week.

Kind regards,

Executive Services
Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere
Email: [email address]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade


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Dear Dr Grahame Craig,

 

Please see the attached letter in regards to your OIA request of 24
October 2015.

 

Kind regards,

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

T +64 4 439 8000   E  [1][email address]  

 

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195 Lambton Quay, Private Bag 18901
Wellington 6160

New Zealand

[2]www.mfat.govt.nz  |   [3]www.nzembassy.com  |  [4]www.aid.govt.nz  | 
[5]www.safetravel.govt.nz  |  [6]www.nzunsc.govt.nz

 

 

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From: DR GRAHAME CRAIG

Dear ESD,
Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately it is devoid of any significant information and appears to have been substantially edited
Further I an disturbed by the handwritten note across 2 of the almost blank pages stating "Out of Scope"

I note also in your covering letter that you state "Some portions are withheld under Section 9 of the OIA "no public interest in releasing the withheld information" This begs the question "when viewed from whose perspective?"

I will be seeking legal advice on MFAT's interpretation of the OIA in this instance.

Yours sincerely,

DR GRAHAME CRAIG

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade only: