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Chief Ombudsman releases opinion concerning Let's Get Wellington Moving letter

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Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his Final Opinion on a complaint about the withholding of a letter written by Green MP and Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter.

The letter was to Minister of Transport Phil Twyford, and expressed Ms Genter’s views on a draft Cabinet paper regarding the Let’s Get Wellington Moving indicative package.

While Ms Genter said she wrote the letter in her capacity as a Green MP, Mr Boshier found she also wrote and held the letter in her capacity as Associate Minister of Transport, and it was therefore official information that people had the right to request. 

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