Does the Kaipara District Council open its meetings with a prayer?

Alex Harris made this Official Information Act request to Kaipara District Council

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From: Alex Harris

Dear Kaipara District Council,

As you may have read recently, the Whanganui District Council
abolished its opening prayer after a complaint was made to the
Human Rights Commission. I'm interested in learning how widespread
this practice is, so I'd like to request the following information
under the LGOIMA:

* Does the Council open its meetings with a prayer? * If the answer
to the above is "yes", then I'd like a copy of that prayer (or
examples, if more than one is used), when the practice was first
established, whether the council has considered abolishing it in
the wake of the Whanganui decision, and any advice the council may
hold on the prayer's compatibility with both the Human Rights Act
1993 and Bill of Rights Act 1990.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about
this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the
fyi.org.nz website.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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Kaipara District Council

Good afternoon

Thank you for your request received 16 May 2012. Pursuant to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 you will receive a reply within 20 working days of Council receiving your request

Sue Downey
Customer Services
Kaipara District Council
Private Bag 1001 Dargaville
Ph 09 439 3123
0800 727 059
Fax 09 439 6756      
Email [Kaipara District Council request email]

Dear Kaipara District Council,

As you may have read recently, the Whanganui District Council
abolished its opening prayer after a complaint was made to the
Human Rights Commission. I'm interested in learning how widespread
this practice is, so I'd like to request the following information
under the LGOIMA:

* Does the Council open its meetings with a prayer? * If the answer
to the above is "yes", then I'd like a copy of that prayer (or
examples, if more than one is used), when the practice was first
established, whether the council has considered abolishing it in
the wake of the Whanganui decision, and any advice the council may
hold on the prayer's compatibility with both the Human Rights Act
1993 and Bill of Rights Act 1990.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about
this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the
fyi.org.nz website.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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Kaipara District Council


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Good morning

 

Please find attached the reply to your email dated 16 May 2012.

 

If you require more information, please contact Barbara Ware through our
council email, [1][Kaipara District Council request email] .

 

 

Regards

 

 

Amber Isaacs

Governance Department

 

Kaipara District Council

Address:  Private Bag 1001, Dargaville 0310

Telephone: 09 439 3123

Freephone: 0800 727 059

Fax: 09 439 6756           

 

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