Air New Zealand Environment Trust

Craig Morley made this Official Information request to Minister Responsible for Ministerial Services

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From: Craig Morley

Dear Minister Responsible for Ministeral Services,

I would like to know of all the flights that MP's take (of all the political parties), how many of them actually pay something towards the Air New Zealand Environment Trust (or if they do not contribute to this trust when they fly, do they contribute towards another conservation or sustainability programme)? That is, I would like to
know how many flights each MP may make and of these flights how many times do they donate to the Air NZ Environment Trust (or to other programmes)?

Further, would it be possible to get a breakdown of how much they may donate each time they fly as they can either decline this option or make contributions of $5 $20 $50 $100? It would be interesting to see who is and who is not making any contributions and how regular this payment might be whenever they fly with Air New Zealand.

Further, could this be broken down into when they travel for work and when they travel privately, as some pay towards this when they work (and this could come out of their travel expenses) but they do not donate when they travel privately.

As many MP's have staff that accompany them when they travel, can I also please get the same details (i.e. numbers of staff, number of flights and amounts contributed) for their direct staff who may
accompany their MP's when working.

The reason I ask is that I wish to know if our MP's are
a)supporting the Air New Zealand Environment Trust and B) are they, as our representatives, willing contributors to conservation and environmental research projects within New Zealand whenever they travel.

Yours faithfully,

Craig Morley

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From: J Key (MIN)
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From: Craig Morley

Dear Sarah Boyle,

Thank you Sarah (or Wayne)

I appreciate your time and thank you for your assistance.

I will write an email to the Parliamentary Services agency as you suggest to see if they can provide this information I am seeking.

I also look forward to receiving the information for the Government Ministers your department administers.

This is an interesting question and I wish to use this for some research I am doing on leadership and sustainability.

Yours sincerely,

Dr Craig Morley

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Dear Mr Morley,


please find attached the response to your Official Information Act


Kind regards,


Katrina Taylor | Business Services and Secretariat Support | Ministerial
and Secretariat Services 
Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua 



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I wish to extend my thanks for providing me with the information you have as this will prove most useful.

I must say I was rather surprised to see that nobody contributed to the Air NZ Environment Trust. Rather any donations go towards Landcare Research's CarboNZero scheme. This then begs the question as to why this may be the case. Is the Air NZ fund not deemed suitable? And if so why?

Kind regards

Craig Morley

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