Careers NZ purchase of Oompher

Trent Beeby made this Official Information request to Careers New Zealand

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Careers New Zealand should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Trent Beeby

Dear Career Services,

I would like to make a request for information regarding the purchase by Careers NZ of a business called Oompher, as referred to in this article (http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-bu...).

Can you please explain the parameters of this purchase, including: the purchase amount, a list of the assets purchased, and any conditions imposed on the vendor or purchaser as part of the sale agreement.

Yours faithfully,

Trent Beeby.

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Careers New Zealand

Email acknowledgement

Kia ora Trent,

Thank you for contacting Careers New Zealand.

Trent, we have received your email, and it has been forwarded on to the appropriate department for a response.

If we can be of further assistance, please let us know.
 
Kind regards

Jordan
Kaikōkiri – Career Advisor
Careers New Zealand
mana rapuara aotearoa

PO Box 9446, Wellington, New Zealand
P: 0800 222 733
W: www.careers.govt.nz

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From: Richard Matthews
Careers New Zealand

Dear Trent Beeby

 

I am writing to acknowledge your information request of 25 July 2016 for
information “…regarding the purchase by Careers NZ of a business called
Oompher… the parameters of this purchase, including: the purchase amount,
a list of the assets purchased, and any conditions imposed on the vendor
or purchaser as part of the sale agreement.”

 

Careers New Zealand will  respond to your request as soon as possible and
within the statutory maximum of 20 working days. 

 

regards

 

 

Richard

 

Richard Matthews

 

Planning and Performance Manager

Planning and Performance

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Careers New Zealand
PO Box 9446, Wellington 6141, NZ
Phone: 04 474 5676

Freephone: 0800 222 733
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From: Richard Matthews
Careers New Zealand


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Dear Trent Beeby

I am writing in response to your request for information “…regarding the
purchase by Careers New Zealand of a business called Oompher… the
parameters of this purchase, including: the purchase amount, a list of the
assets purchased, and any conditions imposed on the vendor or purchaser as
part of the sale agreement.”

Careers New Zealand is the major hub for independent career information
and advice. A key pillar of our strategy focuses on reaching young people,
Mâori and Pasifika through our online digital tools and resources.  We
purchased Oompher as part of our long term investment to broaden the range
and depth of relevant and accessible digital tools and resources available
to young people. In particular the purchase boosted our digital video
resources. We see the Oompher videos and approach as a
‘for-youth-by-youth’ format that helps to inspire young New Zealanders on
their career pathways.

Through the purchase Careers New Zealand acquired all the assets of
Oompher:

o Intellectual Property
o 84 videos; and
o branding assets.

 

The sale and purchase agreement between the vendor, Mr Jake Miller (also
known as Jake Millar) and Careers New Zealand contained a range of terms
and conditions typical of such contracts including terms relating to
restraint on future business activities of Mr Miller as the vendor and
owner of Oompher.  The specific details of the sale and purchase agreement
are withheld under section 9(2)(i), section 9(2)(j), and section
9(2)(ba)(i) of the Official Information Act.^1

The financial information related to the acquisition of Oomper is
publically available via our Annual Report 2014-15. It is shown on page 55
of the Annual Report which can be downloaded from
careers.govt.nz/annualreport. For your convenience we have attached the
information as Appendix A.  Those audited disclosures have been made in
accordance with all accounting and legal requirements.

I trust this answers your request.  You can contact me (details below) if
you need any further assistance.  If you have any concerns over our
response you can also call the Office of the Ombudsman on 0800 802 602 or
visit their website at ombudsmen.parliament.nz.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Richard

[1] These sections relate to: the ability of an organisation to carry out,
without prejudice or disadvantage, commercial activities; the ability of
an organisation to carry out, without prejudice or disadvantage,
negotiations, (including commercial negotiations); and where withholding
information is necessary to protect information subject to an obligation
of confidence, respectively.

 

Richard Matthews

 

Planning and Performance Manager

Planning and Performance

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Careers New Zealand
PO Box 9446, Wellington 6141, NZ
Phone: 04 474 5676

Freephone: 0800 222 733
[1]www.careers.govt.nz
 

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From: Trent Beeby

Dear Richard Matthews,

Thank you for acknowledging my request dated July 25th, 2016 under the Official Information Act. As per your previous message and by law, Careers NZ should have responded by August 22, 2016.

Can you please now treat this Request as urgent and provide an immediate response, as you have exceeded the allowed 20 working days. If I do not receive a response to this Request in 3 working days from today (August 23rd, 2016) I will contact the Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely,

Trent Beeby

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From: Trent Beeby

Dear Richard Matthews,

I apologise for my previous emai. I was unaware that you had responded to my request for information earlier this month.

Thank you for your response.

Yours sincerely,

Trent Beeby

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