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From: Ross Stewart

Dear Minister of Police,

Mt Wellington Residential School/
Department of Education District Child Welfare Office

1/
Was the New Zealand Police notified of information from the Department of Education District Child Welfare Office in Auckland in January 1961 regarding evidence of a Handyman/relief Housemaster employee employed at Mt.Wellington Residential School suspected of improprieties towards male/s pupils attending Mt Wellington Residential School?

2/
Did Department of Education District Child Welfare Office in Auckland New Zealand provide the New Zealand Police of the suspected employees name and details of suspected improprieties committed?

3/
Were any investigations undertaken by the New Zealand Police into the Department of Education District Child Welfare Office request in locating a missing suspect employee of Mt Wellington Residential School?

Yours faithfully,

Ross Stewart

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From: Ross Stewart

Dear Minister of Police,

Mt Wellington Residential School/
Department of Education District Child Welfare Office

1/
Was the New Zealand Police notified of information from the Department of Education District Child Welfare Office in Auckland in January 1961 regarding evidence of a Handyman/relief Housemaster employee employed at Mt.Wellington Residential School suspected of improprieties towards male/s pupils attending Mt Wellington Residential School?

2/
Did Department of Education District Child Welfare Office in Auckland New Zealand provide the New Zealand Police of the suspected employees name and details of suspected improprieties committed?

3/
Were any investigations undertaken by the New Zealand Police into the Department of Education District Child Welfare Office request in locating a missing suspect employee of Mt Wellington Residential School?

Yours faithfully,

Ross Stewart

Yours faithfully,

Ross Stewart

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From: P Bennett (MIN)
Minister of Police

Dear correspondent

 

On behalf of Hon Paula Bennett, thank you for your email.

 

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important and all
messages are carefully read and considered, it is not possible to provide
a personal response to every email which is received.

 

Where the Minister has portfolio responsibility for the issues that you
have raised, your correspondence will be considered and responded to where
appropriate.

 

(Please note that this acknowledgement is an automatically generated
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From: P Bennett (MIN)
Minister of Police

Dear Ross,

On behalf of Hon Paula Bennett, Minister of Police, thank you for your email of 2 February 2017.

You have sought information as follows;

1. Was the New Zealand Police notified of information from the Department of Education District Child Welfare Office in Auckland in January 1961 regarding evidence of a Handyman/relief Housemaster employee employed at Mt. Wellington Residential School suspected of improprieties towards male/s pupils attending Mt Wellington Residential School?

2. Did Department of Education District Child Welfare Office in Auckland New Zealand provide the New Zealand Police of the suspected employees name and details of suspected improprieties committed?

3. Were any investigations undertaken by the New Zealand Police into the Department of Education District Child Welfare Office request in locating a missing suspect employee of Mt Wellington Residential School?

Your request will be considered under the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982 and you can expect a reply in due course.

Kind regards,
Jess

Jess van Haarlem
Private Secretary
Office of Hon Paula Bennett
Deputy Prime Minister|Minister of State Services | Minister for Women | Minister of Tourism | Minister of Police | Minister for Climate Change Issues | MP for Upper Harbour Parliament Buildings
Executive Wing 7.6, Parliament Buildings| Private Bag 18888 | Wellington 6160

Disclaimer: "The information contained in this document is confidential to the addressee(s) and may be legally privileged. Any view or opinions expressed are those of the author and may not be those of the organisation to which the author belongs. If you receive this email message in error please delete it and notify me. Thank you."

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From: MCMAHON, Teresa

But not the one from 14 December? I suspect he used an invalid email address.

Anyway this needs to be transferred to police. Can that be done?

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From: Ross Stewart

Dear MCMAHON, Teresa,
sorry but you are wrong as I didn't use an invalid email address,besides I received a reply that the questions in the email on dated december 14 2016 had been delayed (no reason given)
also I used the site in sending the original email dated december 14

Yours sincerely,

Ross Stewart

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From: Ross Stewart

Dear MCMAHON, Teresa,

1 Official Information requests found

Mt Wellington Residential School
Request sent to Minister of Police by Ross Stewart on December 14, 2016.
Awaiting classification.

Yours sincerely,

Ross Stewart

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From: MCMAHON, Teresa

Thanks Mr Stewart. We are looking into it now and you will receive a response.

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From: MCMAHON, Teresa

Dear Mr Stewart. Thank you for clarifying that.

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From: Ross Stewart

Dear MCMAHON, Teresa,

also I have a letter from fYI which state I have requested the information on said date of ecember 14 2016 which a copy can bee sent to you verifying such a request was made to the minister of police on December 14 2016

Yours sincerely,

Ross Stewart

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From: MCMAHON, Teresa

Dear Mr Stewart.
Thank you again for getting back to us. It is confirmed that you did make your request on 14 December and I can see that on the FYI website. A reply will be prepared for you as soon as possible.
Many thanks.

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From: Ross Stewart

Dear MCMAHON, Teresa,

thanks for verifying that such a request was made and received , I can only trust now this request be treated with urgency and I not have to wait another 20 working days for the mistakes made by this department

Yours sincerely,

Ross Stewart

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From: Jess van Haarlem

Dear Ross,

Further to my email below, the Office of Hon Paula Bennett does not hold the requested information and considers the request to be more closely connected to the functions or activities of the New Zealand Police.

Accordingly, your request has been transferred to the Commissioner of New Zealand Police pursuant to section 14(b)(i) of the Official Information Act 1982.

Kind regards,
Jess

Jess van Haarlem
Private Secretary
Office of Hon Paula Bennett
Deputy Prime Minister|Minister of State Services | Minister for Women | Minister of Tourism | Minister of Police | Minister for Climate Change Issues | MP for Upper Harbour Parliament Buildings
Executive Wing 7.6, Parliament Buildings| Private Bag 18888 | Wellington 6160

Disclaimer: "The information contained in this document is confidential to the addressee(s) and may be legally privileged. Any view or opinions expressed are those of the author and may not be those of the organisation to which the author belongs. If you receive this email message in error please delete it and notify me. Thank you."

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From: MCMAHON, Teresa

Dear Mr Stewart

This is an interim response to let you know that Police is trying to find
any information that may relate to your request which asked whether Police
was notified of information from the Department of Education in January
1961 about evidence of an employee of the school suspected of
improprieties towards pupils of the school.

 

To date, we have not located the information you are seeking but we are
continuing to try to locate any relevant material and hope to update you
further shortly.

 

I apologise for the delay.

 

If you do have any further details, especially the name of the employee,
that would assist us greatly. Any such information can be sent to me at
this email address.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Teresa McMahon

Ministerial Services , Police National Headquarters, 180 Molesworth
Street, Wellington, [1]www.police.govt.nz

 

 

 

 

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From: Ross Stewart

Dear MCMAHON, Teresa,

in regards to your last email message, sorry I do not have any information into my request into the name of the employee supplied to the police by the Department of Education in January 1961 as through the trauma I am unable to remember

Yours sincerely,

Ross Stewart

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From: MCMAHON, Teresa

Dear Mr Stewart
Thanks for your reply. I would like to assure you that your request is being dealt with and you will receive a substantive response once a decision has been made on your request.
Teresa

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Good afternoon

 

Please see attached response to your request for information about Mt
Wellington Residential School.

 

Warm regards

 

Renée

 

Renée Maunder

Senior Advisor

Ministerial Services

 

P +64 4 470 7119

DDI 44419

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