9 November 2020
By email: [FYI request #14002 email]
Tēnā koe Rawiri
Official information request for information about Club K
I refer to your requests for information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act)
dated 19 October 2020
Each of your requests, and the University’s response, is set out below.
“I understand that the University has been managing Club K, can you confirm
when the University took over the running of Club K and what if any future
plans there are for Club K”
Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington accepted a facility management
agreement with Squash New Zealand, who own Club K and its building, for the period of 1
October 2019 – 30 September 2020.
Since 1 October 2020
, management of Club
K has been returned to Squash New Zealand. The University has no specific future plans
for Club K, but remains open to discussing any opportunities relating to Club K or the
wider Kelburn sport precinct should these arise in the future.
“Club K does not currently appear to have received the wage subsidy in current
searches, but early on did receive it.
- Was it paid back, can you confirm that it was received and why it was paid
During the University’s contracted period of management for Club K, we can confirm that
it did not receive the wage subsidy.
“- Can I get all of the meeting minutes, emails, and correspondence that cover
this decision to apply for and then pay back the wage subsidy.”
Please note that the University did not formally apply for the wage subsidy. Therefore no
documentation relating to any formal application exists. We are refusing your request for
this information under section 18(e) of the Act on the basis that the documents alleged to
contain the information requested do 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
or freephone 0800 802 602.
If you wish to discuss this decision with us, please feel free to contact me at [VUW request email].
Yours sincerely Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington