New FM frequency for Radion New Zealand
The request was partially successful.
From: James Sergeant
Dear Ministry for Culture and Heritage,
This is a request under the Official Information Act for any communications between the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and Radio New Zealand during the calendar year 2019 about the possibility of Radio New Zealand acquiring an additional FM frequency to use for radio services.
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Dear Mr Sergeant
This email refers to your request received on 14 February 2020, and
extended on 11 March, which has been considered under the Official
Information Act 1982 (OIA), for the following information:
any communications between the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and Radio
New Zealand during the calendar year 2019 about the possibility of Radio
New Zealand acquiring an additional FM frequency to use for radio
On the 28 April 2020 we advised that a decision had been made on the
information which is in scope of your request in accordance with the OIA.
The remaining information has now been administratively processed. Please
find this information enclosed as the document entitled, For release – MCH
– RNZ Concert – Emails.
Please note, some information has been withheld under the following
grounds of the OIA:
· section 9(2)(a) – to protect the privacy of natural
· section 9(2)(b)(ii) – to protect the commercial position
of the person who supplied the information, or who is the subject of the
· section 9(2)(ba)(i) – as releasing this information would
be likely to prejudice the supply of similar information, or information
from the same source, and it is in the public interest that such
information should continue to be supplied
· section 9(2)(f)(iv) – to maintain the constitutional
conventions for the time being which protect the confidentiality of advice
tendered by Ministers and officials. Once a ministerial decision has been
made in relation to this advice, this information will be able to be
reconsidered for release under the OIA in response to future requests.
Information which is not in scope of your request has also been withheld.
If you wish to discuss this decision, please feel free to contact
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.
Manatū Taonga | Ministry for Culture & Heritage
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