This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Please supply emails and meeting summaries regarding the NZ Localities Dataset'.
Ravaji, Nick
Susan ShawJuriss, Chris; Donaldson, Matt
Wendy Shaw
Re: Key Data Improvements - Suburbs
Tuesday, 21 January 2020 5:24:21 PM
Thanks Susan. 
From: Susan Shaw <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 4:51:40 PM
To: Ravaji, Nick <[email address]>; Juriss, Chris
<[email address]>; Donaldson, Matt <[email address]>
Cc: Wendy Shaw <[email address]>
Subject: FW: Key Data Improvements - Suburbs
Tēnā koutou
As part of the review of the OIA response, Wendy Shaw, NZ Geographic Board, has asked
that I share her original advice with you, in addition to the summary I previously provided.
Wendy’s full advice, provided on 4 November 2019, was
‘I confirm that the NZGB has no objection to any ‘official documents’ including
FENZ’s ‘Localities Dataset’ becoming openly available.
Under Section 32 of the New Zealand Geographic Board (Ngā Pou Taunaha o
Aotearoa) Act 2008, Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) must clearly state for
a particular locality name, which is not official and has a different official name, that
the FENZ locality name is not the official name. See the New Zealand Gazetteer for official place names. The FENZ statement should
be easily discoverable by users when identifying individual locality names that fall
within this situation. A general statement should also be included in the dataset
I think to just have a general statement in the dataset description is not adequately
informing users. I would add that the intent of government in having naming
legislation with a compliance provision is to encourage the use of official place
Ngā mihi,  Susan
Susan Shaw
Senior Resilience Advisor
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