JP selection enquiry

john luke made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: john luke

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Due to the current news and to ensure the selection process are fair and reasonable

https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/10/23/28...

I would like to request the following,

How Chen Zhi and Zheng Shijia has been made Justice of Peace, all written material prepared by the Justice of Peace association, Local MP's office and Ministry of Justice including recommendations, discussion points

All correspondence between relevant officials discussing the appointments.

Minutes of any meeting in relation to their appointments.

Yours faithfully,

john luke

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From: correspondence, official
Ministry of Justice

Good morning Mr Luke,

Acknowledging receipt of your request for information under the Official Information Act 1982. You can expect a response to your request on or before 21 November 2018.

Kind regards,
Claire

Claire O'Connor
Advisor | Official Correspondence
Communications
Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture

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From: john luke

Dear correspondence, official,

I would like to inform you by law you should normally have responded promptly and by 21 November 2018. Can you please let me know the reasons for delay?

Yours sincerely,

john luke

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From: Paltridge, Antony
Ministry of Justice


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Good morning Mr Luke

 

Please find attached a response to a further OIA request regarding JPs.

 

Regards

 

Antony

 

   

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The above response was received on the 21st but the sender mistyped the email address. (Emails sent to invalid addresses go into a "holding pen" and admins check this periodically.)

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Good afternoon Mr Luke.

A response to your OIA was sent to you on 21 November.

I have attached the email sent to you on that day, containing this response.

Kind regards

Alex Pickard
Advisor | Official Correspondence
Communications
Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture

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I am not happy with the reply and I have made a complaint to the Ombudsman. Thanks

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From: Middleton, Rachael
Ministry of Justice


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Attachment Zheng JP nomination form Redacted.pdf
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Good afternoon Mr Luke

 

The Office of the Ombudsman has advised the Ministry that you have
complained about the response to your request under the Official
Information Act 1982 (‘the OIA’) for information about the appointments of
Chen Zhi and Zheng Shijia (‘the applicants’) as Justices of the Peace. 

 

Having considered your complaint and reflected further, we are no longer
of the view that s 9(2)(a) of the OIA applies to some of the information
you had requested, namely: i) the sections of the applicants’ JP
nomination forms completed by their local electorate MPs; and ii)
correspondence between Jami-Lee Ross MP and the office of the Hon Simon
Bridges relating to the nomination of Mr Zheng.  Please find copies of
this information attached.  We remain of the view that it was appropriate
to withhold the rest of the information you had requested under ss 9(2)(a)
and 9(2)(ba)(i) of the OIA.

 

I understand that the Office of the Ombudsman are continuing to consider
the remaining aspects of your complaint.

 

Kind regards,

 

Rachael

   

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Rachael Middleton
Senior Solicitor |
Office of Legal
Counsel
P +64 4 494 9738 | Ext
50738
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