80 The Terrace
PO Box 2133
Phone +64 4 496 3600
29 June 2020
By email: [FYI request #12920 email]
Dear Alan Information Request
– Cornish Point vegetation fire costs
I refer to your official information request dated 29 May 2020 asking for the following information
in relation to a fire at Cornish Point on 4 November 2019:
details of the total costs incurred by FENZ to control and extinguish this fire including those for
The following table shows a breakdown of the costs as at 7 June 2020. We are still awaiting an
account from an external organisation to reimburse them for firefighting services provided during
this fire. It is anticipated these costs will be around $5,000.
F2875339 – Cornish Point
Costs as at
Hire of Aerial Services
Travel & Accommodation & Meals
Volunteer reimbursement payments
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
freephone 0800 802 602. Note also that this response (with your personal details removed) may
be published on the Fire and Emergency website.
Deputy Chief Executive, Office of the Chief Executive