Decisions around the Operations Achilles, Overdue and Hippocamp reports

Graham Carter made this Official Information request to Ministry for Primary Industries

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Ministry for Primary Industries should have responded by now (details and exceptions). You can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Graham Carter

Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,

We request all information, reports, emails and notes to and from the Director General of the Ministry for Primary Industries Martyn Dunne’s with respect decisions regarding Andrew Coleman and Scott Gallacher directions, orders and emails, in relation to Operations Achilles, Overdue and Hippocamp to the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy.

We request all information, reports, emails and notes to and from the Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy, with respect decisions regarding Andrew Coleman and Scott Gallacher directions, orders and emails, in relation to Operations Achilles, Overdue and Hippocamp to Martyn Dunne, the Director General of the Ministry for Primary Industries.

What action has Martyn Dunne taken in respect of the fact that the Solicitor General’s office or Crown Solicitors office recommended that the Prosecution of the trawlers caught and identified in the Operations Achilles, Overdue and Hippocamp reports against either of Andrew Coleman and Scott Gallacher who it is believed stopped the prosecutions from proceeding?

We request a copy of the order, email, letter or direction from the Crown Solicitors and or the Attorney General’s Office recommending that the trawlers caught and identified in the Operations Achilles, Overdue and Hippocamp reports be prosecuted.

Yours faithfully,

Graham Carter

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Ministry for Primary Industries


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Good afternoon Graham,

On behalf of Peter McCarthy, Chief Legal Adviser, please find attached an
extension to your request for official information.

 

Adviser Official Information Act
Ministerials and Business Support Group | Office of the Director General

Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua

Pastoral House 25 The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington | New Zealand

 

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From: Graham Carter

Dear Official Information Act,

We have requested an Official Info Request from your department.

We would like to point out that by law you were required to have responded promptly to our request for information, which you have failed to do.

It would appear that your department is deliberately postposing this request and not responding with the required information, and we believe that certain parts of the information will be particularly embarrassing and are likely to reveal the high levels of corruption and collusion with regards the business sector of the community.

Our information request has been dragged out for well over 40 days, which is an extraordinary long time given the relevant simple nature of the questions we have asked.

Choosing to ignore this request does not mean that it will go away
.
Your attention to this matter would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Graham Carter
Editor
Fishing and Outdoors Newspaper

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Ministry for Primary Industries

Dear Mr Carter,

As per MPI’s previous correspondence, the time frame to respond to your forty three requests for information were extended in line with the Official Information Act.
I also note that MPI has also subsequently received an additional five requests from you.

MPI does not accept your allegations of ‘corruption and collusion’.

Your request for information will be responded to in due course.

Regards

Justin Vickery | Acting Team Leader, Official Information Act
Office of the Director-General | Ministerials and Business Support
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua | Pastoral House 25 The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140 |
New Zealand

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From: Graham Carter

Dear Official Information Act,

FAILURE TO RESPOND IN EXTENDED TIMEFRAME

We have requested an Official Info Request from your department and we stand by our allegations of corruption and collusion and have the evidence to support the allegation.

We would like to point out that by law you were required to have responded promptly to our request for information, which you have failed to do.

It would appear that your department is deliberately postposing this request and not responding with the required information, and we believe that certain parts of the information will be particularly embarrassing and are likely to reveal the high levels of corruption and collusion with regards the business sector of the community.

Our information request has been dragged out for well over 40 days, which is an extraordinary long time given the relevant simple nature of the questions we have asked.

Choosing to ignore this request does not mean that it will go away
.
Your attention to this matter would be appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Graham Carter
Editor
Fishing and Outdoors Newspaper

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From: Justin Vickery
Ministry for Primary Industries


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Dear Graham

 

On behalf of Peter McCarthy, Chief Legal Adviser, please find attached
responses to a number of your OIA requests.

 

Kind regards

Justin

Justin Vickery | Acting Team Leader, Official Information Act
Office of the Director-General | Ministerials and Business Support
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua | Pastoral House 25
The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140 |
New Zealand
Telephone: 64-4-819 4629| Web: [1]www.mpi.govt.nz

 

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