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Rich Seager made this Official Information request to James Shaw

The request was partially successful.

From: Rich Seager

Dear James Shaw,

I’m sure that as a Green Minister, and as the Minister for Climate Change, that you realize that per trip, flying is one of the most efficient ways that a person can commit to increasing their own CO2 emissions. For example one trip from Auckland or Wellington to London or New York is likely to contribute anything up to 10 tonnes (or more?) per person of equivalent CO2 emissions, for example see;

https://www.newscientist.com/article/220...

In some instances just one trip may be more than the remainder of a person's total non air travel annual CO2 (and other greenhouse) emissions.

With that in mind I request from you the total (nautical) miles/kilometres that you flew in the Calendar year 2018 for;

* Total Domestic nautical miles or kilometres reclaimable travel as an MP & total one way trips
* Total Domestic nautical miles or kilometres for private travel & total one way trips

* Total International nautical miles or kilometres reclaimable travel as an MP & total one way trips
*Total International nautical miles or kilometres for private travel & total one way trips

Please outline whether travel was in economy, business or first class.

I don't expect you to be exact, you don't have to ask the airlines for this information. I'm happy if you use an air miles/kilometres calculator for this, or even if you detail the trips without adding up the actual miles/kilometres.

I only want your own air miles/kilometres. I'm not interested in others who may have been traveling with you.

Yours faithfully,

Rich Seager

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From: J Shaw (MIN)
James Shaw

Dear correspondent

On behalf of Hon James Shaw, thank you for your email. Please consider
this email as an acknowledgement.

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important and all
messages are carefully read and considered, it is not possible to provide
a personal response to every email which is received.

Where the Minister has portfolio responsibility for the issues that you
have raised, your correspondence will be considered and responded to where
appropriate.

Thank you for taking the time to write.

Regards

Office of Hon James Shaw

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
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meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[1]http://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Release...

 

 

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From: Rich Seager

Dear James Shaw,

just to be clear, my meaning of 'one way trips' would classify a return trip as two 'one way trips'.

Yours faithfully,

Rich Seager

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From: Rich Seager

Dear James Shaw,

the link in my OIA request is to the wrong article. Here is the correct link to a newscientist article about planes, not one about dogs.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/220...

Yours faithfully,

Rich Seager

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From: Rich Seager

Dear James Shaw,

the response that is required to this OIA request is now well overdue.

Please attend to it.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Rich Seager

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From: J Shaw (MIN)
James Shaw

Dear correspondent

On behalf of Hon James Shaw, thank you for your email. Please consider
this email as an acknowledgement.

While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important and all
messages are carefully read and considered, it is not possible to provide
a personal response to every email which is received.

Where the Minister has portfolio responsibility for the issues that you
have raised, your correspondence will be considered and responded to where
appropriate.

Thank you for taking the time to write.

Regards

Office of Hon James Shaw

Please note information about meetings related to the Ministers’
portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or
constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list:
date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the
meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the
Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will
be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet
with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be
released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a
private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the
provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy
considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a
copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to
be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of
your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the
release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the
sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at
[1]http://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Release...

 

 

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Dear Rich,

Many thanks for your email to Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change, Minister of Statistics, Associate Minister of Finance, and Green Party Co-leader.

On behalf of the Minister, I have reattached the OIOA response emailed to you on 21 August 2019.

If you require any further assistance from our office, please don't hesitate to let me know.

Kind regards,

Dave Butler-Peck | Private Secretary (Executive Support)
Office of Hon James Shaw | Green Party Co-leader | Minister for Climate Change | Minister of Statistics | Associate Minister of Finance
Level 7, Bowen House, Parliament Buildings, 80 Lambton Quay | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand
P: 04 817 8725
M: 021 861 303
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