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Responses to Official Information Requests

Here are our responses since August 2015 to requests made under the Official Information Act 1982. We have removed personal details. Our intention in publishing these responses is to increase the availability of information to the public and promote balanced public debate. See responses by date:

2017

Supermarket scan data, 21 November 2017
This is a response to a request about supermarket scan data.

Job Creation Statistics, 24 October 2017
This request includes information on job creation statistics from June 2014 to June 2016.

Information collected in Consumers Price Index surveys, 17 October 2017
Request for all information collected in the Consumers Price Index surveys used to produce the Consumers Price Index.

International Visitor Survey draft internal analysis document, 27 September 2017
Request for a copy of the draft internal analysis document prepared by Stats NZ in relation to the International Visitor Survey.

Access to personal and private data in the IDI, 18 September 2017
Information on whether or not the IDI has been accessed to gain the personal or private information of individuals.

Stats NZ's vehicle fleet, 11 September 2017
Information regarding Stats NZ's fleet of vehicles.

Use of external or third party provided meeting rooms, 8 September 2017
This is a response to a request about the use of external or third party provided meeting rooms.

Certified CPI percentages as sent to the GSF administrator, 28 August 2017
Request for the letter and schedule of the certified percentages for the 2016 calendar year which were sent to the GSF Administrator following the release of the December quarter CPI figure for that year.

Salary information by occupation and gender, 24 August 2017
Request for the median salary and salary spread by occupation and gender, and information on female dominated occupations.

Annual Enterprise Survey approval and sample population, 23 August 2017
Details on the Ministerial approval and sample size for the Annual Enterprise Survey.

Screen Industry Survey, 10 August 2017
Information on the Screen Industry Survey questionnaire and responses.

Stats NZ's in-house legal team, 8 August 2017
Information regarding Stats NZ’s in-house legal team.

Procurement process to engage Harmonic Analytics and Catalyst, 12 July 2017
Official Information Act request: Information on the procurement process used to engage Harmonics Analytics and Catalyst.

Statistics House, 6 July 2017
Information on when Stats NZ, as the tenant become aware that there was an issue with Statistics House.

Report to Government Investment Ministers - Data and Analytics Contingency - Tranche Two Investment Proposals, 3 July 2017
Details of Report to Government Investment Ministers - Data and Analytics Contingency - Tranche Two Investment Proposals of 23 February 2017.

Taxi costs for Stats NZ, 28 June 2017
Details of the amount spent by the organisation on taxis and Uber, as well as policies and guidance on usage from 1 June 2016 until 1 June 2017.

Labour Cost Index survey approval, 14 June 2017
Details on the Ministerial approval for the Labour Cost Index survey.

Tourism imports and exports, 14 June 2017
Information on the total tourism imports and exports in each financial year since 2007/2008.

Information on prisoners donating blood and organs, and family status of prisoners, 13 June 2017
Information on prisoners donating blood and organs, and family status of prisoners.

Stats NZ's gift acceptance policy, 4 April 2017
Stats NZ's gift acceptance policy.

List of Stats NZ top 12 suppliers of goods and services, 3 April 2017
List of Stats NZ top 12 suppliers of goods and services.

Correspondence between Stats NZ and the Minister of Statistics' office, 29 March 2017
A copy of all correspondence (including sent and received items) between Stats NZ and the Minister of Statistics and/or his office, between the dates of 20 and 28 February 2017.

Annual salary of Chief Legal Counsel for Stats NZ, 17 March 2017
The Annual salary of the Chief Legal Counsel for Stats NZ.

How much did the new Stats NZ logo cost? 16 March 2017
Question received on Twitter,  How much did the new Stats NZ logo cost?

Staff employed at Stats NZ to provide services or policy to Māori and Pacific People, 7 March 2017
As of 31 January 2017, how many staff and/or contractors on a full time equivalent (FTE) basis are employed to develop policy or deliver services to Māori and Pacific peoples.

Fax machines in Stats NZ, 27 February 2017
Number of fax machines in Stats NZ broken down per year since 1 January 2012 to 31 December 2016.

Vehicles acquired or leased by Stats NZ, 24 February 2017
The number of cars acquired or leased by Stats NZ by financial year.

Change to crime statistics release, 10 February 2017
Copy of briefings, advice, documents, and communication between Statistics NZ and Police, held by Statistics NZ regarding decision to change the way crime statistics are reported and why the system has changed.

2016

Information on requirement to participate in surveys, 21 December 2016
Information on requirement to participate in a Statistics NZ survey.

Video, still images and reports relating to the damage of Statistics House, 21 December 2016
Video, still images and reports relating to the damage of Statistics House in November 2016.

Health and safety concerns following the 2013 earthquakes, 14 December 2016
Records about occupational health and safety issues/concerns raised about Statistics House following the 2013 earthquake. Documentation related to any inspections undertaken by the landlord or engineers and communications on the issues with Statistics NZ staff.

Information on media staff and releases at Statistics NZ, 1 December 2016
The number of public relations, communications and media staff within Statistics NZ, itemised each year for the last five years to end of June 2016.

Documents on imported seafood, 11 November 2016
How much of our sold and consumed seafood in NZ is imported, checked and tested with oversight on monitoring to correct regulations.

Timing of publication of New Zealand's Marine Economy: 2007-13, 10 November 2016
Copies of internal and external communications material regarding New Zealand's Marine Economy: 2007-13.

Staff based in Timaru, Waimate, and Mackenzie Districts, 7 November 2016
How many staff are based in Timaru, Waimate, and Mackenzie districts for this year and in 2013.

Amount spent on advertising, 14 October 2016
The total cost of the advertising spend by Statistics NZ in the 2015/16 financial year.

Māori descent included in updated Household Labour Force Survey, 12 October 2016
Māori descent has been added to the updated New Zealand Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) statistics.

Inclusion of Māori descent in Household Labour Force Survey statistics, 21 September 2016
Māori descent has been added to the New Zealand Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) statistics.

Name and date of birth on Census forms, 19 September 2016
Clarification of collecting name and date of birth on census forms.

Tax avoidance and evasion data, 16 September 2016
Information about government revenue from taxes as well as information about tax avoidance and evasion.

Spending on Chief Executive's professional development, 6 September 2016
Total amount spent by Statistics NZ on professional development for its Chief Executive for each of the last five financial years, by supplier.

Income and housing statistics, 24 August 2016
The income and housing statistics sourced from the New Zealand Income Survey (NZIS) and the Census of Populations and Dwellings (Census).

Government Department Strategies, 19 August 2016
Information about Government Department strategies.

Amount for payments to Wiki NZ and Figure.NZ, 10 August 2016
The dates and amounts of any payment made by Statistics NZ, since 1 July 2013.

Leased office space, 9 August 2016
Statistics NZ's leased office spaces for the financial year ended 30 June 2016.

Value of art owned by Statistics NZ, 9 August 2016
Information relating to art work and art items owned by Statistics NZ.

Discrimination in criminal sentencing, 26 July 2016
Information about discrimination in criminal sentencing or discharges in New Zealand.

Payments made to organisations, 30 June 2016
'Yes' and 'No' reply if payments made to a number of entities by Statistics NZ since June 2013

Documents and costs associated with Statistics 2020 closure, 10 June 2016
Briefings, reports, aide memoires, advice, and costs relating to the Statistics 2020 programme and its closure.

Number of Australian citizens living in New Zealand, 19 May 2016
Request for the number of Australian Citizens living in New Zealand as at 10 May 2016.

Remuneration of practising solicitors at Statistics New Zealand, 5 May 2016
Information regarding remuneration for practising solicitors at Statistics New Zealand, broken down by sex, and post qualification experience.

Number of Official Information Act requests including response times and outcomes, 27 April 2016
The number of Official Information Act requests received by Statistics New Zealand between 1 January 2015 and 1 January 2016, as well as the time taken to respond and the outcomes of the requests.

Documents regarding the New Zealand Business Number, 22 April 2016
A comprehensive list of titles and dates of material held by Statistics New Zealand relating to the New Zealand Business Number.

Security precautions taken at media lock-ups, 21 April 2016
Information relating to the security precautions taken at media lock-ups organised by Statistics New Zealand.

Policies and information related to bullying, 12 April 2016
Copies of Statistics NZ's anti-bullying and harassment policy, organisation code of conduct, as well as policies and information related to bullying.

Letters regarding Superannuation Fund adjustment, 24 March 2016
Letters and schedules sent by the Government Statistician to the Administrator of the Government Superannuation Fund regarding certified percentage changes in the Consumers Price Index (CPI) for the 2014 and 2015 calendar years.

Full-time equivalent employees, 4 March 2016
The number of the full-time equivalent (FTE) employees at Statistics NZ, by office location and in total.

Documents and correspondence relating to cancellation of the Yearbook, 16 February 2016
Reports, briefings, consultations, memorandum, and correspondence relating to the cancellation of the New Zealand Yearbook following its 2012 publication, as well as costs to produce the 2008, 2010, and 2012 Yearbooks.

Code of conduct breaches, 28 January 2016
Information on the number of investigations and instances of staff members breaching the code of conduct since January 2010.

Number of OIAs received and associated charges, 15 January 2016
Information relating to Official Information Act requests received by Statistics NZ in the 2014/15 financial year, and related charges.

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2015

Emails to national.org.nz, 16 December 2015
Copies of all email correspondence between head office staff and @national.org.nz in 2014 and 2015 to date.

Meetings with the Human Rights Commission, 16 December 2015 
Meetings or discussions between the Human Rights Commission and Statistics NZ in November 2015.

Formal Reviews, 26 November 2015
Total number, cost, and outcomes of appraisals, evaluations, or assessments with a formal terms of reference for each year since 2009.

Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2015, 17 November 2015
Information relating to the Annual Report of Statistics New Zealand for the year ended 30 June 2015, and further information about Tier 1 statistics and the Use and Trust in Official Statistics Survey 2015.

Selecting topics for Environment Aotearoa 2015, 13 November 2015 
Information relating to the process for selecting topics for Environment Aotearoa 2015.

Geographic centroid locations, 6 November 2015
Spread sheets of 2013 Census meshblocks, area units, urban areas, and territorial authorities, and their geographic centroid locations.

Pay TV subscription services, 6 November 2015
Information about pay TV subscription services for the 2014/15 financial year, including types of subscription and total amounts spent.

Statistical standard for gender identity, 23 October 2015
Information regarding the statistical standard for gender identity.

IDI and vulnerable children, 23 October 2015
Requests from Hon Bill English and briefings to Hon Bill English regarding the Integrated Data Infrastructure, and analysis of vulnerable children since November 2014.

Number of reviews, 9 October 2015
Number of reviews, by date, total cost, and outcome, initiated by the Minister of Statistics and/or the Government Statistician between 1 January 2008 and 31 December 2008.

Number of contracted consultants, 23 September 2015
Number of contracted consultants between 2008 and 2015 broken down by cost and consultancy firm.

Cellphones provided to Statistics NZ staff, 21 September 2015
Information relating to cell phones provided to Statistics NZ staff for each of the financial years between 2007/08 and 2014/15 inclusive.

Operational and government department strategies, 15 September 2015
List of current operational and government department strategies at the time of the request.

Memorandum accounts, 21 August 2015
Current and forecast expenditure, fees, and balances associated with memorandum accounts.

Internal audit function, 21 August 2015
Information about the internal audit function at Statistics NZ.

Residential properties, 17 August 2015
Address of all residential properties owned by Statistics NZ, their ownership status, and capital value.

Surveys on ACC, 14 August 2015
Whether Statistics NZ has undertaken, or contracted another organisation to undertake any survey to collect information regarding the privatisation of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), or provided any briefings, aide memoires, or reports concerning the privatisation the ACC.

Relationship between benefits, Gross National Product, and National Debt, 12 August 2015
Information about the relationship between benefit payments, gross national product, and national debt.

Updated 30 January 2018

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