Shed 39, 2 Fryatt Quay
Pipitea, Wellington 6011
PO Box 11646
18 June 2019
T 04 384 5708
File Ref: OIAP-7-11503
F 04 385 6960
[FYI request #10342 email]
Dear Mr Berger
Request for information 2019-171
I refer to your request for information dated 20 May 2019, which was received by Greater
Wellington Regional Council on 20 May 2019. You have requested the following information:
“You are currently running a Facebook advertisement advising that “On Tuesday 21 May, some
MetLink bus services will be reduced between 9.30am and 3pm while drivers attend their union
Please provide all correspondence and documents discussing this advertisement. Please include any
correspondence and documents that were considered in forming the decision to run the
advertisement. (For clarity, this would include any notification received about the AGM, as well as
any notification about the inability to maintain services.) Please also include any draft versions of
Please provide all correspondence, documents and internal guidelines around presenting union
matters in public-facing communication generally, and in this instance specifically.
Please provide the amount of money spent on the advertisement, its reach, as well as the criteria for
people to advertise to.
Greater Wellington Regional Council’s response follows:
Please find attached the correspondence and documents that you requested.
If you have any concerns with the decision(s) referred to in this letter, you have the right to request
an investigation and review by the Ombudsman under section 27(3) of the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.
General Manager, People & Customer
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