Copy of photo from Operation Tam

Gemma Claire made this Official Information request to New Zealand Police

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From: Gemma Claire

Dear New Zealand Police

I hereby request a copy of the Mina Cornelia photo from Operation Tam. This photo shows Scott Watson with a group of people on the Mina Cornelia. Bridgette Radford took it. According to emails (April and May 1999) between Detective John Rae and Stefan Zajkowski, the photo was taken on a Pentax ESPIO 738, on film that was probably 100 speed. In those emails, Mr Zajkowski advises that the negatives were given to the police. I would like a copy of the photo from the negative.

Please respond to my request through the FYI system. Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Gemma Claire

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From: GOODSON, Lisa
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Hi Clare

 

I require a postal address to forward the photograph to please.

 

Regards

 

L GOODSON

File Management Centre

Tasman Police District

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Alex Harris left an annotation ()

You do not need to provide a postal address. If you have requested information in electronic format, then an agency must provide it in that format.

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Oliver Lineham left an annotation ()

Just backing up what Alex said.

If you want, cite s16(2) of the Official Information Act: "..the department or Minister of the Crown or organisation shall make the information available in the way preferred by the person requesting it" (with few exceptions).

It would be difficult to argue posting a letter impairs "efficient administration" compared to email.

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Gemma Claire left an annotation ()

Thanks Alex and Oliver. As I am requesting a photo, I would prefer to get it by post, as scanning might reduce the quality (depending on the quality of the scanner). However, before I respond to the police, I want to check it is OK to give my postal address, as I wouldn't want to undermine the processes of FYI website in any way. Thank you.

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Oliver Lineham left an annotation ()

Gemma, sorry for the delay. This is your OIA request so it is up to you if you would prefer to receive a postal response.

We encourage responses by email so that the public can see the information, but the decision is yours.

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From: Gemma Claire

Dear GOODSON, Lisa,

Thank you for posting me information, as per our correspondence through the FYI site and via my personal email address.

Unfortunately, the information I received is not what I requested. What I asked for was "a copy of the
photo from the negative." What I have received is a photo blown up and printed on A4 paper.

Could you please print a photo straight from the negative (like photos people have in photo albums - size 4" x 6") and post this to me? Thank you very much for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Gemma Claire

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From: GOODSON, Lisa
New Zealand Police

Hi Gemma

Just to give you an update as to where we are at with your Official Information Request.

The negative you have requested has been located, this negative will need to be sent to Christchurch to be processed. This process may incur a cost for you, at this point I have not been advised what that cost will be.

My question to you is do you wish to continue with the request, and incur the cost of the processing of the negative. When you decide what you wish to do I will inform the holder of the file.

Yours sincerely

Lisa GOODSON
File Management Centre
Tasman Police District

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From: Gemma Claire

Dear GOODSON, Lisa,

Hello Lisa

Thank you for the update. When you know the cost, could you please let me know, so I can decide whether to proceed?

Thanks a lot.

Yours sincerely,

Gemma Claire

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