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From: Joshua Grainger
Dear New Zealand Security Intelligence Service,
On the 16th of May I emailed an Official Information Act request to you asking for a range of information. A reply was issued by the NZSIS to my request on the 15th of June. A few things in your response interested me, so I am emailing a follow up Official Information Act request to request them:
Firstly: in your reply it was mentioned that there has been a complaint to the Ombudsmen over the NZSIS which has awaited resolution since 2010. This seems like a long time for a complaint to take, and so my curiosity was raised. I would like to request under the OIA:
a) a copy of the original OIA request which prompted the complaint (with the necessary deletions to protect individual privacy)
b) any correspondence about this OIA request and follow up Ombudsmen complaint, including both correspondence inside the NZSIS, with the Ombudsmen, and with the original requester. If the amount of information is too much and would trigger either charging or an s18(f) refusal, which I imagine it easily could be given the length of time the complaint has taken, could I please just have the titles/subject matter of the correspondence so I can pick and choose the most relevant information?
Secondly: in your reply it was mentioned that there has been one OIA request response that had received a section 10 refusal. Given there was only one of these, I am curious about what could have triggered the refusal. As such can I please request a copy of the original OIA request which prompted the refusal (with the necessary deletions to protect individual privacy)?
Feel free to contact me if you want me to clarify my request. I would prefer an electronic response sent to this email address.
Any emails sent in response to this request will be automatically and publicly posted on the FYI.org.nz website, so please *do not* sign email responses with any name due to s13A of the NZSIS Act.
New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
Dear Mr Grainger
Thank you for your e-mail of 29 June 2012 requesting information under
the provisions of the Official Information Act 1982. We will respond
within the twenty working days provided for in the Act.