Reasons for video of interview take-down Paul Henry - John Key (9 Aug 2009)

greg rzesniowiecki made this Official Information request to Television New Zealand Limited

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From: greg rzesniowiecki

Dear Television New Zealand Limited,

In respect to the Paul Henry Breakfast John Key interview 9 August 2009 on the deployment of SAS to Afghanistan - please provide all information relating to decision to take the video clip down from public access. I seek information; who or what organistation requested the takedown and who in TVNZ was involved in the decision and why?

It used to be available for public access and was removed with out explanation.

There exist online many of Paul Henry's Breakfast interviews and segments;

Yours faithfully,

Greg Rzesniowiecki

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From: Brent McAnulty
Television New Zealand Limited

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Dear Greg Rzesniowiecki


Your email of 27 September requesting information as to why a Breakfast
interview has been removed from an online site has been referred to my


We will respond to your request in due course.


Yours sincerely



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From: Brent McAnulty
Television New Zealand Limited

Dear Mr Rzesniowiecki

I refer to your request of 27 September regarding the unavailability of a video clip previously made available on our news website.

Over the course of 2016/17 TVNZ redeveloped its news site to create the mobile-enhanced 1 News Now platform. During that time there was a significant amount of material that was retired from the site to optimise its performance.

There are no specific reasons for the removal of the story you mention, other than it was at least 7 years old. The other stories you refer to are copies cached by Google that do not contain video any longer. As outlined in our response to your previous request, video clips are available through our archive service, for which there is a charge depending on your intended use.

In accordance with Section 19(b) of the Act we advise that you have the right to seek an investigation and review of the above response by making a complaint under Section 28(3) to an Ombudsman.

Yours sincerely

Brent McAnulty
General Counsel and Corporate Affairs Director

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From: greg rzesniowiecki

Dear Brent McAnulty,

Mate I just want the video for reference purposes when interrogating government about the Afghanistan War and the supposed reasons for it, which include what happened versus what was told to the people of the US, New Zealand and the world by our news media services of which TVNZ is a key element and might have a charter about public interest. Or might have had at the time of 9/11, 2009 and now?

By the way, I do not draw an income from anywhere, I do not claim the dole, and I provide my research services free of charge to the public and in any advice I provide either the NZ government or any other part thereof including local government jurisdictions.

I fail to see why I must pay you a fee for an electronic copy of the the already published video.

I suggest you merely provide me with the copy I seek. Democracy requires public information and you are placing a price on the free democracy. It stinks to heaven.

Yours sincerely,

greg rzesniowiecki

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