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- Making official information requests: a guide for requesters
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Summary In my opinion the decision in 2013 of a Department of Conservation delegate of the Minister of Conservation – to grant a new concession to Routeburn Walks Ltd, on terms permitting the concessionaire to increase from 24 to 40 the number
In August 2009, following an incident where a year 11 student with Aspergers threatened to assault a teacher in the staff room, the Board of Trustees of the College concerned expelled the student for “gross misconduct” that was
Request for information concerning transport rate estimates in Wellington Regional Council’s Draft 2011/2012 Annual PlanOpinionsThe complainant requested the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) to provide him with “a copy of all the background calculations used to create the estimates for the transport rate tables for the Draft 2011/2012 Annual Plan”.
Fairfax Media made a request to the Tairawhiti District Health Board (the DHB) for information regarding one of its general surgeons, including information about a complaint and his surgery statistics.
Summary The complainant, Ms Anne Hunt, was a Horowhenua District Councillor.
Request for information concerning Police decision not to lay charge of manslaughter following death from careless discharge of firearmOpinionsOn 7 April 2012 Christopher Dummer was hunting in the Aorangi Forest Park, South Wairarapa, when he fatally shot Alexander Cameron McDonald.
Mr Michael Fennessy of Innes Dean Tararua Law Ltd, on behalf of his client, Mr Mike Plowman, requested copies of certain documents relating to the Crown’s negotiations with Whanganui Iwi regarding “water co-management or proposals for
Koordinates Limited (Koordinates) made a request to the New Zealand Fire Service Commission (NZFSC) for a copy of a computer dataset known as NZ Localities, which describes the location of boundaries between different areas of the country.
Following the Canterbury earthquake tragedy, and noting the ongoing work of the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission (the Royal Commission), the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (the Ministry) decided to carry out a
The complainant asked the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) to provide him with copies of its legal advice relating to outsourcing contact with taxpayers about overdue tax debt, overdue tax returns and other matters.
- Reports, Disability rights reports
This is the second report of the Independent Monitoring Mechanism of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Available in full and summary form.
This submission relates to the information management requirements of clause 275B of the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill.
It is in the interests of all New Zealanders to have comprehensive and reliable information available regularly on environmental issues that affect all of us. I do however have significant concerns with one aspect of the bill, namely clause 16, under which the Secretary for the Environment (MFE) and the Government Statistician can veto release of information to be used in an environmental report.
Background The New Zealand Tertiary College (‘the Tertiary College’) is a private training establishment based in Auckland which is approved and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (‘NZQA’) to deliver a range of early childh
Janine Rankin of the Manawatu Standard requested a copy of the Palmerston North City Council’s legal advice concerning parking tickets.
Complaint about the decision of a Board of Trustees to compulsorily charge for curriculum-related itemsOpinionsSummary The complainant is a parent of secondary school students. In 2011, the complainant raised concerns the school was imposing compulsory charges for: photocopying;
Mr Andrew Caddie, on behalf of the Kenepuru and Central Sounds Residents’ Association, made a request to the Ministry for Primary Industries for reports held in respect of a mortality event in a salmon farm operated by the New Zealand King Salmon