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  • I wrote this email to the Ombudsman today.. Some of you probably are not aware or actually interested in Fish And Game but its the same issue as we are all having. Its a government takeover of a long and valued establishment in NZ and an important way of life for New Zealanders. Basically they want to take the councils down from 12 elected Councillors to 4 elected and 4 appointed by the minister of DOC. This is self funded user organisation. No government money goes into it.
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    Dear Ombudsman,

    I wrote an OIA to the NZ Fish and Game Council on the 7th of May 2021. I never received any acknowledgement so I again wrote on 17th May asking for acknowledgement. I again never received anything from them so I called them by phone and spoke to the CEO Paul Shortus who had no knowledge of the OIA but upon looking around the office found it.

    I then received a response on the 17th May in which they basically responded to the first question with a no and the transferred the rest of the OIA to DOC. They responded by adding another 20 working days.

    This is a very important matter that our political party wants to take issue on but don't seem to be able to get the information to make a proper comment.

    My OIA was the the Charmian of Fish and Game and about his actions and correspondence not to DOC.

    This pass the buck and adding another 20 working days means that an OIA can be two months or more and usually end up with a reply of no significance and finish with reference to "take it up with the Ombudsman".

    I think it is about time you stomped on the practice as the public feel like Government departments are just playing games and generally avoiding anything to do with open democracy.

    I have copied my request and the reply below.

    Yours faithfully

    Alan Simmons.

    President and Co-leader

    NZ Outdoors Party
    I wrote this email to the Ombudsman today.. Some of you probably are not aware or actually interested in Fish And Game but its the same issue as we are all having. Its a government takeover of a long and valued establishment in NZ and an important way of life for New Zealanders. Basically they want to take the councils down from 12 elected Councillors to 4 elected and 4 appointed by the minister of DOC. This is self funded user organisation. No government money goes into it. .................................................. Dear Ombudsman, I wrote an OIA to the NZ Fish and Game Council on the 7th of May 2021. I never received any acknowledgement so I again wrote on 17th May asking for acknowledgement. I again never received anything from them so I called them by phone and spoke to the CEO Paul Shortus who had no knowledge of the OIA but upon looking around the office found it. I then received a response on the 17th May in which they basically responded to the first question with a no and the transferred the rest of the OIA to DOC. They responded by adding another 20 working days. This is a very important matter that our political party wants to take issue on but don't seem to be able to get the information to make a proper comment. My OIA was the the Charmian of Fish and Game and about his actions and correspondence not to DOC. This pass the buck and adding another 20 working days means that an OIA can be two months or more and usually end up with a reply of no significance and finish with reference to "take it up with the Ombudsman". I think it is about time you stomped on the practice as the public feel like Government departments are just playing games and generally avoiding anything to do with open democracy. I have copied my request and the reply below. Yours faithfully Alan Simmons. President and Co-leader NZ Outdoors Party
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  • How mad would you be if you found out that the NZ government had sold your personal medical data to pfizer so they could get a discount and in the queue..I'd be mad as hell...
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  • There is no mystery about it..the vaccine is to blame. It's transmitting the virus. http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/300320394/covid19-victoria-outbreak-spreads-to-aged-care-home-as-state-records-five-new-cases
    There is no mystery about it..the vaccine is to blame. It's transmitting the virus. http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/300320394/covid19-victoria-outbreak-spreads-to-aged-care-home-as-state-records-five-new-cases
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    Covid-19: Victoria outbreak spreads to aged care home as state records five new cases
    A worker at the home is the first mystery case of the Melbourne Covid-19 cluster.
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  • How mad would you be if you found out that the NZ government had sold your personal medical data to pfizer so they could get a discount and in the queue..I'd be mad as hell...
    How mad would you be if you found out that the NZ government had sold your personal medical data to pfizer so they could get a discount and in the queue..I'd be mad as hell...
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  • I have just received an email from the deputy National party leader saying they support the rollout... so there is no opposition in NZ. We need now to build a strong political opposition so we can teach them a dam good lesson at the next election. So Join the Outdoors party please... lets all go forward together determined to reclaim our country.
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  • I have just received an email from the deputy National party leader saying they support the rollout... so there is no opposition in NZ. We need now to build a strong political opposition so we can teach them a dam good lesson at the next election. So Join the Outdoors party please... lets all go forward together determined to reclaim our country.
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    I have just received an email from the deputy National party leader saying they support the rollout... so there is no opposition in NZ. We need now to build a strong political opposition so we can teach them a dam good lesson at the next election. So Join the Outdoors party please... lets all go forward together determined to reclaim our country. www.outdoorsparty.co.nz/join
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  • This labour government is arrogant beyond belief, they have no respect for the people or this country. They ask no one, they just fill our lives with their petty regulations.
    They were told about the problems with the vaccine but instead chose to ignore it and get their army of trolls to discredit anyone who was hesitant about the vaccine. It went through a shonky process because it was unsafe and untested. The guinea pigs are the people not them...... Well not me. Any attempt to force a vaccine on me and many others I know will see anarchy on the streets.
    The arrogance after sacking people for not having the vaccine, the arrogance for abusing those who questioned it and most of all made hundreds of humble people from ordinary New Zealand front with huge dollars to challenge them. Why did they not say "oh yes it is a problem and we will fix it... No lets treat them with contempt."
    We will remember you arrogant politicians at the next election. Your contempt will be remembered and the opposition is just as gutless. It is seriously time for resistance and change.
    The people need to stand up and say enough!
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  • This labour government is arrogant beyond belief, they have no respect for the people or this country. They ask no one, they just fill our lives with their petty regulations.
    They were told about the problems with the vaccine but instead chose to ignore it and get their army of trolls to discredit anyone who was hesitant about the vaccine. It went through a shonky process because it was unsafe and untested. The guinea pigs are the people not them...... Well not me. Any attempt to force a vaccine on me and many others I know will see anarchy on the streets.
    The arrogance after sacking people for not having the vaccine, the arrogance for abusing those who questioned it and most of all made hundreds of humble people from ordinary New Zealand front with huge dollars to challenge them. Why did they not say "oh yes it is a problem and we will fix it... No lets treat them with contempt."
    We will remember you arrogant politicians at the next election. Your contempt will be remembered and the opposition is just as gutless. It is seriously time for resistance and change.
    The people need to stand up and say enough!
    This labour government is arrogant beyond belief, they have no respect for the people or this country. They ask no one, they just fill our lives with their petty regulations. They were told about the problems with the vaccine but instead chose to ignore it and get their army of trolls to discredit anyone who was hesitant about the vaccine. It went through a shonky process because it was unsafe and untested. The guinea pigs are the people not them...... Well not me. Any attempt to force a vaccine on me and many others I know will see anarchy on the streets. The arrogance after sacking people for not having the vaccine, the arrogance for abusing those who questioned it and most of all made hundreds of humble people from ordinary New Zealand front with huge dollars to challenge them. Why did they not say "oh yes it is a problem and we will fix it... No lets treat them with contempt." We will remember you arrogant politicians at the next election. Your contempt will be remembered and the opposition is just as gutless. It is seriously time for resistance and change. The people need to stand up and say enough!
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