Documents on weathertightness

Ben McConnell made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Ben McConnell

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Can you please provide any official or quasi-official documents on weathertightness ("leaky buildings") between 1985 and 2005?

In particular, documents that address building trades workmanship quality/training, the use of untreated timber in buildings, and cladding materials in the market.

Yours faithfully,
Ben McConnell

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Department of Internal Affairs

Tçnâ koe Ben,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

As the information you have requested is not held by the Department of Internal Affairs, but is believed to be held by, and more closely related to the functions of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, we are transferring your request to that agency for response, in accordance with section 14(b)(i) and (ii) of the Official Information Act 1982.

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Ngâ mihi,

Michelle Reed | Lead Advisor – Official Correspondence 
Te Urungi - Organisational Strategy and Performance
Te Tari Taiwhenua - The Department of Internal Affairs
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