Air Travel

Rich Seager made this Official Information request to Julie Anne Genter

The request was refused by Julie Anne Genter.

From: Rich Seager

Dear Julie Anne Genter,

I’m sure that as a Green Minister, and as the Minister for Transport, 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 Genter (MIN)
Julie Anne Genter

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From: Rich Seager

Dear Julie Anne Genter,

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: Stuart Baker

Good morning,

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your official information request.

We received your request on 2nd August. We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event no later than 30 August, being 20 working days after the day your request was received. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Yours sincerely,

Ngā mihi
Nā Stuart

Stuart Baker | Private Secretary Executive
Office of Hon Julie Anne Genter
Minister for Women | Associate Minister of Health | Associate Minister of Transport |
Bowen House, Parliament Buildings, 80 Lambton Quay | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand
P: 04 817 6582
E: [email address]

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From: Rich Seager

Dear Stuart Baker,

thanks Stuart, I look forward to receiving the information.

Yours sincerely,

Rich Seager

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From: Rich Seager

Dear Stuart Baker,

for some reason the link in my OIA request seems to be wrong. Please note that the link was meant to be to this article. Not one about dogs.

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

Yours sincerely,

Rich Seager

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From: Stuart Baker


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Good afternoon Rich,

Please find attached a response to your OIA request.

Kind regards,

Ngā mihi
Nā Stuart

Stuart Baker | Private Secretary Executive
Office of Hon Julie Anne Genter
Minister for Women | Associate Minister of Health | Associate Minister of Transport |
Bowen House, Parliament Buildings, 80 Lambton Quay | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand
P: 04 817 6582
E: [email address]

The information contained in this email message is intended only for the addressee. It may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, copy or distribute this message or the information in it as this may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error, please email or telephone the sender immediately.

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From: Rich Seager

Dear Stuart Baker,

this is the same response as sent by Jan Logie.

It does not address the question of this minister's CO2 emissions providing only part of the information which is also restricted to one airline group.

Therefore I have confirmed the status as 'refused'.

Yours sincerely,

Rich Seager

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From: Rich Seager

I'd have to add that this should be a core issue for Greens.

Seems as if the message is do as I say, not do as I do.

That will go down well.

Regards
Richard

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