26 August 2020
Ref: DOIA 2021-0256
Mr John Luke [FYI request #13446 email]
Dear Mr Luke
Thank you for your email of 3 August 2020 to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and
Employment (the Ministry) requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the
I noted you have a nomination service
May I ask how is your process of nominating people and how many people registered
within your registry. Also, how many people you have successfully nominated to a position
from the past two year, may I have all the name of successful applicant and the position
they have been successful on.
If possible, may I also get the list of positions that you have nominated people to from
your registry in the past two year.
Please note, the nomination service you refer to has not existed for a number of years. Thank
you for bringing this to our attention. The Ministry has asked the State Services Commission
(SSC) to remove out of date information which refers to the former nomination service from
their website which the SSC have now done. You will find the first link cited above no longer
In regard to the questions you have raised regarding the Ministry’s process for board
nominations, information about the board appointment process, including board vacancies as
they arise, is available on the following website: https://www.mbie.govt.nz/about/who-we-
I am unable to provide you with a list of successful applicants and positions as the nomination
service has not been used in the last two years. As such, I am refusing this part of your request
under section 18(e) of the Act as the information does not exist.
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.
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