Private Bag 50072, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand QUEENSTOWN
, 10 Gorge Road, Phone +64 3 441 0499, Fax +64 3 450 2223 WANAKA
, 47 Ardmore Street, Phone +64 3 443 0024, Fax +64 3 450 2223
15 October 2019
Sent via email to [FYI request #11050 email]
REQUEST FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION – DECISION TO REFUSE
Thank you for your request for official information dated 26 August 2019. You have requested the
following from Queenstown Lakes district Council (QLDC).
Please provide a copy of the agreement if there is an agreement between QLDC and
Auckland International Airport Limited or its subsidiary (AIAL), which governs the
management and operation of Queenstown Airport Corporation Limited (QAC) and the
relationship between QLDC and AIAL?
If yes, does that agreement contain a list of matters that require the consent of (1) both
QLDC and AIAL as shareholders or (2) the affirmative vote of the AIAL appointed director?
If you decline to provide a copy of the agreement, please provide a redacted copy of the
agreement, removing any supposedly commercially sensitive information.
If you decline to provide a redacted of the agreement, please provide a copy of all of the
provisions of the agreement that require the consent of (1) both QLDC and AIAL as
shareholders or (2) the affirmative vote of the AIAL appointed director.
Unfortunately, we have to refuse your request under section 17(e) of the Local Government Official
Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA).Section 17(e) of the LGOIMA states that the document
alleged to contain the information requested does not exist or, despite reasonable efforts to locate it,
cannot be found. In this case, there is no agreement between AIAL and QLDC that governs the
management and operation of the airport or the relationship between the two parties.
We trust the above information satisfactorily answers the relevant components of your request.
Right to review the above decision
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
freephone 0800 802 602.
If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please contact [email address].
(Governance, Engagement and Communications Manager) Naell is able to provide further assistance
should you be willing to change or refine your request.
Governance and Official Information Advisor