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Filed under: transparency,waitakere city council — anticorruptionnz @ 7:05 pm

Yesterday after advising a number of government  and Local bodies that their OIA’s were over due  and that  I was  using this blog  something  very unusual happened.

I had responses.    Not answers  but responses.. excuses  but  it was a sign of life.

below is the  response from Waitakere   which I received earlier

From: Grace Haden []
Sent: Wednesday, 11 November 2009 5:44 p.m.
To: Denis Sheard
Cc:; ‘Rodney Hide (MIN)’; Mayor Bob Harvey; Councillor Hulse;;

Subject: RE: official information act request.. council employees as spca officers.

Thank you for your prompt reply Denis , could you please advise    the act and  section which  allows   “the Director of Animal Welfare.” To warrant  your council officers as inspectors  under  the animal welfare act.

My copy of the legislation states that this is done  through the minister  on the recommendation of an approved organisation.

124 (2)The Minister may from time to time, on the recommendation of an approved organisation, appoint any person to be an inspector for the purposes of this Act.

Please advise by virtue of  the Official information act

  1. which   council officers hold warrants under the animal welfare act  and
  1. which “ approved organisation    recommended the appointment  and
  1. which “ approved organisation the council officers warranted under the animal welfare act are responsible to by virtue of section  122 1  d) the employment contracts or arrangements between the organisation and the organisation’s inspectors and auxiliary officers are such that, having regard to the interests of the public, the organisation is suitable to be declared to be an approved organisation; and (e) ii) subject to section 126, will be properly answerable to the organisation.
  1. Please provide a scan of one of  the warrants.


Grace Haden

Phone (09) 303  1252  Please note new phone number
mobile 027 286 8239
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From: Denis Sheard []
Sent: Tuesday, 17 November 2009 11:43 a.m.
To: Grace Haden
Cc:; Rodney Hide (MIN)
Subject: RE: official information act request.. council employees as spca officers.

The answers to your questions are as follows;

Q1 –      Gillian Hildreth

Ian Freeman

Nick Thomason

Rochelle Deane

Stephen Bone

Suzanna Gentry

Tania Brown

Vicki Whitaker

Yvette Young

Q2        AWINZ

Q3        AWINZ

Q4        I have attached a sample copy of an Instrument of Appointment given by the Director of Animal Welfare under delegated authority, and the covering letter.

Denis Sheard

General Counsel

DDI phone (09) 836 8004

Mobile phone 021 946 310

Fax (09) 836 8046

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