Cost of India visit

Peter Nielson made this Official Information request to Massey University

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From: Peter Nielson

Dear Massey University,

Under the Official Information Act 1982 I request the following information from the University:

- The total costs incurred by Massey University to send academics to India to sign an Memorandum of Understanding between Massey and the Indian National Institute for Fashion Technology? I wish to know how many Massey staff attended and total:

- Hotel expenditure
- Flight expenditure and class of travel
- Incidental expenditure
- Venue hire fees
- Any other expenditure

If the trip was funded by external agencies (i.e. Education NZ or MFAT) please transfer my request to those agencies.

I would also like a copy of the signed MoU and to know if Massey has received any financial contribution from the Indian National Institute for Fashion Technology.

Merry christmas,

Peter Nielson

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Dear Peter


Reference number for your request is: 90/2019

Thank you for your request for official information, received by Massey
University on 15/12/2019.

Your request has been received and logged.  As required under the Official
Information Act 1982, Massey University will respond to your request
within 20
working days.  You should receive a response on or before 03/02/2020*

If a large amount of information has been requested or if Massey
needs to consult in order to make a decision, we may need to extend this
date (this is provided for in section 15A of the Act).  


We will advise you if such an extension is necessary.


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Kind Regards

Rachel Ferguson






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Kia ora Peter,


Please find attached a response to your OIA request.



Jodie Banner 


Director Governance and Assurance

Massey University | 0800 MASSEY


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From: Peter Nielson

Dear Jodie,

Many thanks for your response, I appreciate the released information.

I am interested in the MoU, however. Will Massey release a version to me with redactions of commercially sensitive material? It seems unreasonable to completely refuse releasing even part of the MoU.

I invite Massey to reconsider. Please let me know if Massey is amenable to a change of position.

Kind regards

Peter Nielson

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