All video footage of Pike River Mine

Luke Chandler made this Official Information request to Minister for the Environment

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

From: Luke Chandler

Dear Minister for the Environment,

I am requesting all video footage of Pike River Mine (including, but not limited to CCTV, Bore Hole Cameras, Robot Video Footage).

I can provide a P.O. Box for this information to be posted to.

For the purposes of the Act, I am a New Zealand citizen and residing in New Zealand at the time of making this request. You generally have 20 working days to respond to this notice, as required by law. Your response will be published publicly on the fyi.org.nz website.

Yours faithfully,
Luke Chandler

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On behalf of the Hon Dr Nick Smith MP, thank you for your email. Our
office receives hundreds of emails each week on Environment, Building and
Construction and Nelson issues.

 

Please note that this is a confirmation that your email has been received.
The Minister appreciate that you have taken the time to write and we will
endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible. However, due to the
high volume of correspondence received every day, the Minister often
cannot reply immediately, nor reply to every email received.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the
office on 04 817 6805 or keep updated on Dr Smith’s latest work by
visiting [1]www.nicksmith.nz

 

Kind regards

 

Office of Hon Dr Nick Smith

 

 

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From: N Smith

Dear Luke

 

OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT REQUEST

 

Thank you for your email received on 6 April, in which you requested the
following information under the Official Information Act 1982 (“Act”): 

 

“I am requesting all video footage of Pike River Mine (including, but not
limited to CCTV, Bore Hole Cameras, Robot Video Footage)”

 

I am of the opinion that the information to which your request relates is
more closely connected with the functions of Solid Energy than with the
Office of the Acting Minister of Conservation for Pike River Issues.

 

Accordingly, pursuant to section 14 of the Act, I have transferred your
request to the Chair of Solid Energy, Andy Coupe, for action.  Mr Coupe
has 20 working days from the date of receipt of the transfer to make a
decision on your request.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

K McGillivray | Office of Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Construction | Minister for the Environment | MP
for Nelson

Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

 

 

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From: Luke Chandler

Dear K McGillivray,

With respect, I suspect the Minister for the Environment's office holds this information, as a result, my request to the Ministers office still stands.

You may transfer part of this request to Solid Energy, but I will be expecting a reply from the Minister for the Environment on or before 9 May 2017. (This date is 20 working days from the original email how ever it has excluded: Good Friday (4/14/2017), Easter Monday (4/17/2017) and ANZAC Day (4/25/2017))

Yours sincerely,

Luke Chandler

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On behalf of the Hon Dr Nick Smith MP, thank you for your email. Our
office receives hundreds of emails each week on Environment, Building and
Construction and Nelson issues.

 

Please note that this is a confirmation that your email has been received.
The Minister appreciate that you have taken the time to write and we will
endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible. However, due to the
high volume of correspondence received every day, the Minister often
cannot reply immediately, nor reply to every email received.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the
office on 04 817 6805 or keep updated on Dr Smith’s latest work by
visiting [1]www.nicksmith.nz

 

Kind regards

 

Office of Hon Dr Nick Smith

 

 

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From: Rob Page

Dear Luke Chandler

 

I refer to your request dated 6 April 2017 as set out below.

 

Today Solid Energy received the below email from the Office of Hon Dr Nick
Smith transferring the request to Solid Energy.  The request has been
forwarded to me to coordinate a response.  We are currently considering
your request in accordance with the provisions of the Official Information
Act 1982 and will respond to you shortly.  Solid Energy charges for the
provision of information under the Official Information Act.  Our charges
are calculated in accordance with the relevant Ministry of Justice
Guidelines.  We will let you know whether there will be any charge for the
information you have requested once we have fully considered your
request.  

 

In the meantime if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

 

 

Regards

 

Rob Page | Legal Services Manager

Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd (subject to deed of company
arrangement)

DDI: +64 3 345 6260, Mobile: +64 27 2150764

 

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From: Luke Chandler

Dear N Smith,

The response to my request has been delayed. By law, the authority should normally have responded promptly by May 09, 2017, I understand you have transferred part of this request to Solid Energy. How ever I have maintain this request can also be answered by the Minister for the Environment.

Yours sincerely,

Luke Chandler

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On behalf of the Hon Dr Nick Smith MP, thank you for your email. Our
office receives hundreds of emails each week on Environment, Building and
Construction and Nelson issues.

 

Please note that this is a confirmation that your email has been received.
The Minister appreciate that you have taken the time to write and we will
endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible. However, due to the
high volume of correspondence received every day, the Minister often
cannot reply immediately, nor reply to every email received.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the
office on 04 817 6805 or keep updated on Dr Smith’s latest work by
visiting [1]www.nicksmith.nz

 

Kind regards

 

Office of Hon Dr Nick Smith

 

 

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From: Luke Chandler

Dear N Smith,

This request is now overdue. Please provide the requested information with in 24 hours.

Yours sincerely,

Luke Chandler

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On behalf of the Hon Dr Nick Smith MP, thank you for your email. Our
office receives hundreds of emails each week on Environment, Building and
Construction and Nelson issues.

 

Please note that this is a confirmation that your email has been received.
The Minister appreciate that you have taken the time to write and we will
endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible. However, due to the
high volume of correspondence received every day, the Minister often
cannot reply immediately, nor reply to every email received.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the
office on 04 817 6805 or keep updated on Dr Smith’s latest work by
visiting [1]www.nicksmith.nz

 

Kind regards

 

Office of Hon Dr Nick Smith

 

 

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From: N Smith

Dear Luke

 

As previously advised on May 4 2017, pursuant to section 14 of the Act,
your request has been transferred to Solid Energy for response as your
request relates more closely with the functions of Solid Energy than with
this office.

 

Any further queries related to this request should be addressed to Solid
Energy.

 

Kindest regards

 

K McGillivray | Office of Hon Dr Nick Smith

Minister for Building and Construction | Minister for the Environment | MP
for Nelson

Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

 

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From: Luke Chandler

Dear K McGillivray,

As outlined on my 4 May reply, I suspect the Ministers office also holds the information requested.

Official information means any information held by an agency subject to the OIA or LGOIMA. It does not matter where the information first came from, as long as it is held by the Minister. For example, the information could have been created by a third party and sent to the Minister, or it could be in the memory of an employee of the Minister. I respectfully refer you to the "Making Offical Information Act Requests" document by the Ombudsman.

This can be found here:
http://www.ombudsman.parliament.nz/syste...

As such, you are now in breach of the Offical Information Act by failing to provide the information by the 09 May. Please provide this information ASAP, failing to do so will result in a complaint lodged with the Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely,

Luke Chandler

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From: N Smith


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On behalf of the Hon Dr Nick Smith MP, thank you for your email. Our
office receives hundreds of emails each week on Environment, Building and
Construction and Nelson issues.

 

Please note that this is a confirmation that your email has been received.
The Minister appreciate that you have taken the time to write and we will
endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible. However, due to the
high volume of correspondence received every day, the Minister often
cannot reply immediately, nor reply to every email received.

 

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact the
office on 04 817 6805 or keep updated on Dr Smith’s latest work by
visiting [1]www.nicksmith.nz

 

Kind regards

 

Office of Hon Dr Nick Smith

 

 

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Dear Luke

 

Please see our letter attached.

 

 

Regards

 

Rob Page | Legal Services Manager

Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd (subject to deed of company
arrangement)

DDI: +64 3 345 6260, Mobile: +64 27 2150764

 

Sent from Solid Energy New Zealand Limited (Subject to Deed of Company
Arrangement)

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Please consider the environment before printing this email

WARNING
The content of this message is intended only for the use of the person it
is addressed to and is confidential and may also be legally privileged.
If this message is not addressed to you, you must not read, use,
distribute or copy this document. If you have received this message in
error please advise Solid Energy by return email at
[1][email address] and destroy the original message.

Thank you.

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Dear Mr Chandler

 

Please see our response to your request attached.  We  are in the process
of uploading video footage to our website and this should be completed by
5pm tomorrow.

 

 

Regards

 

Rob Page | Legal Services Manager

Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd (subject to deed of company
arrangement)

DDI: +64 3 345 6260, Mobile: +64 27 2150764

 

Sent from Solid Energy New Zealand Limited (Subject to Deed of Company
Arrangement)

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Please consider the environment before printing this email

WARNING
The content of this message is intended only for the use of the person it
is addressed to and is confidential and may also be legally privileged.
If this message is not addressed to you, you must not read, use,
distribute or copy this document. If you have received this message in
error please advise Solid Energy by return email at
[1][email address] and destroy the original message.

Thank you.

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From: Luke Chandler

Dear Rob Page,

I am yet to find the video footage mentioned in your letter uploaded to the coalnz.com website.

Can you please provide a link to this?

In relation to Borehole 47, will you allow the families to view footage that you believe contains a body?

Further, please provide video footage of Borehole 47 to your website (or to dropbox.com) that you believe contains imagery of a body redacted (or edited to have this removed), to respect the privacy of the families, further while not breaching the Royal Commission of Enquiry's suppression order.

Yours sincerely,

Luke Chandler

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From: Rob Page

Dear Luke

I refer to your email below.

The video footage has been uploaded to the Solid Energy website. The link to this and further information on Pike River Mine is: http://www.solidenergy.co.nz/operations/...

In relation to Borehole 47 we have we have communicated directly with families representative.

Video footage of Borehole 47 that does not contain images of the body have been uploaded as noted above.

Regards

Rob Page | Legal Services Manager
Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd (subject to deed of company arrangement)
DDI: +64 3 345 6260, Mobile: +64 27 2150764

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