Over ten years ago a group of people associated with the Carterton District Council (CDC) tried to close, sell, and destroy the Community Gardens and all other community organisations associated with the former Carterton Community Centre (CCC), of which they were on the committee and regularly acting with conflicts of interest, beginning in 2001 with the illegal and violent takeover of the CCC, when I was punched in the face in the office by the Chairman of the committee in response to polite, reasonable, totally appropriate inquiries into the fraud and misfeasance rife at the Centre, in order to conceal and continue it.
- That's real primary health care, and mental health care, that's really strengthening families and building safer communities. This group associated with the Council gave our Carterton Community Gardens to corrupt Masterton District Councillor and self styled religious cult leader at the disgraced Oasis Church - and ex police officer who perfed out of the Force to invent his own cult church when he realised how much more money could be made out of gullible and vulnerable people, and applying for funding to run community gardens that don't exist! - Jonathon Hooker. Watch for the upcoming post about how Hooker paid Creepy John Crawford, who lied to the Companies Office, to shut up about the caravan on the site of the Community Gardens. Bribed him to withdraw his complaint to police.
Diane Swan Privacy Commission
- emails you have sent;
- a supporting letter the principal Rod O'Leary wrote on your behalf on 9 November 2006;
- a letter from the Board of Trustees dated 25 March 2009 explaining its concern over an incident; and
- a copy of an incident report sent to Carterton Police on 5 February 2010.
As you sent the emails to the School you will have copies already. You also have a copy of the Board of Trustees letter as you have provided us with a copy. The School says that you also have a copy of the supporting letter and received a copy of its complaint (or incident report) to the Police during the court process. As such, it does not have to provide this information to you again. If you have not received this information please let me know. As I have told you previously, you are not entitled to information about the school garden under the PrivacyAct as this is not 'personal information' for the purposes of the Act. The School has also told me that it did not collect any information about you from the Police.
I understand you had a meeting with Mr O'Leary at which you told him about being charged by the Police, and which is also referred to in the Board of Trustees letter.
As you disclosed this information to the School, and it did not collect any further information gathered from Police, there is no privacy issue for us to investigate.
This "incident report" contains lies, and is dated AFTER the letter to me anyway.
I'd like a response to the email reproduced below, sent five days ago, urgently please. The school is deliberately withholding information. There have been a number of complaints from parents regarding the manner in which I have been treated by the staff and BoT, and the request for copies of them is well overdue.
I will contact the school about the complaints or letters from parents you refer to.
In terms of the meeting which you allege did not take place, I refer you to an email you sent to the school on 3 September 2009 in which you said: "I met with the principal Rod O'Leary, and told him that the allegation that I had been charged with any offence involving a child was untrue".
Your comment that there was no such meeting is either incorrect or you have forgotten that meeting took place.
It also appears that you did disclose information to Mr O'Leary during this meeting. If you require information urgently for a court hearing, you should be using the court discovery process.
Under court rules each party to a proceeding is required to discover the existence of documents to every other party.
This is done using a discovery order.
If this information is required for a court hearing, you should ask your lawyer, or the court, about getting a discovery order.
We cannot help you in this regard. I will be in further contact in due course.
25 May 2010 Dear Ms Raue
Please find attached the documents as provided to us by South End School. The School says this consists of a copy of an email sent to Carterton Police forming part of the evidence in Mr O'Leary's complaint against you; a copy of one letter from parents regarding you; and a copy of the Board of Trustees reply to the [PARENTS WHO WROTE A LETTER OF COMPLAINT TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES]. The School says that there is only one letter it has received from parents.I have also included a copy of your email to Mr O'Leary sent on 3 September 2009 in which you said (at paragraph 3 on the first page) that you had met with Mr O'Leary. [Yes - AFTER I received the letter from the Board - NOT before!] Hard copies of the attachments will be posted to the address you provided (XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX).The School has advised me that it does not hold any further records or information about you so there does not appear to be anything further for this Office to investigate. You requested copies of your personal information from the School and it has now provided that information. As noted previously, under the Privacy Act you are not entitled to information that does not identify you.In the circumstances, I intend recommending that your complaint file be closed. However, before we make a final decision in this regard, if you have any further information that you think it would be helpful for us to consider then you are welcome to provide that.Diane Swan, Team Leader, Investigations, Privacy Commission.