10 December 2019
Dear Ms Carter
I refer to your official information request of 14 November 2019 for information
about DOC’s Island Eradication Advisory Group (IEAG).
Establishment of the IEAG
Any alternative names the IEAG (Island Eradication Advisory Group) has
been known as or or is now known by - that is any organisation, group,
company or entity acting as IEAG or on their behalf?
What date the IEAG or any associated organisations / groups / companies
/ entities as listed above became an entity of DOC? (Please detail them
separately if there are more than one)
The IEAG is an internal advisory group made up of DOC staff. It has not been
known by any other names. The IEAG was set up in 1997 to capture existing
knowledge and expertise and provide technical advice to up and coming DOC
projects. IEAG overseas projects
The total number and names of overseas projects any of the above (i.e. the
IEAG and other named entities) have completed? Please list dates, project
names, country/ies and entity name (as above) as appropriate.
The IEAG provides advice on overseas projects being carried out by other
organisations; it does not complete the projects itself. We are therefore refusing
your request under section 18(e) of the OIA, as the information does not exist.
In order to be helpful, we are providing you with a list of the overseas projects the
Department has provided advice on in the last five years.
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
or freephone 0800 802 602.
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If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact me at this
Please note that this letter (with your personal details removed) and enclosed
documents may be published on the Department’s website.
Director Biodiversity Threats
Table of IEAG projects
Released in full