File ref: IRC-1683
20 May 2021
[FYI request #15214 email]
Kia Ora John
Nairn Street Preservation Society
Thank you for your request made under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings
Act 1987 (the Act), received on 19 April 2021. You requested the fol owing information:
1. An explanation of the legal status of the Nairn Street Preservation Society.
2. Explain the relationship if any between Wel ington City Council and the Nairn Street
3. A copy of the Nairn Street Preservation Society’s rules or incorporating document.
4. Any information which governs how events held at Nairn Street Cottage are to be
marketed to the public.
Wellington City Council with the Wel ington Museums Trust Incorporated (Experience Wel ington)
has partly granted
your request for information at no cost. Your questions have been addressed
1. The Nairn Street Preservation Society is a marketing brand used to promote some of
Experience Wellington’s public programmes at the Nairn Street Cottage. These programmes
generally focus on sustainable practices and run approximately every two months. The Nairn
Street Preservation Society is not a legal entity, and therefore does not appear on the
Charities Register or Incorporated Society register.
2. Experience Wellington is a Council Controlled Organisation. Council Controlled organisations
independently manage Council facilities and deliver services and activities to Wellington
residents and visitors to Wellington. Experience Wellington has six visitor experiences,
including Nairn Street Cottage. Wel ington City Council is Experience Wel ington’s principal
3. As Nairn Street Preservation Society is not a legal entity there are no rules or incorporating
document. Wellington Museums Trust (trading as Experience Wellington), which manages
Nairn Street Cottage is a registered charity CC22571. This part of your request has been
refused under section 17(e) that the document al eged to contain the information requested
does not exist.
4. Experience Wellington has an internal marketing and programme team that run and
promote events at Nairn Street Cottage. Marketing techniques include website updates,
advertisements, direct marketing, newsletters, and use of social media.
Right of review
If you are not satisfied with the Council’s response, you may request the Office of the Ombudsman
to investigate the Council’s decision. Further information is available on the Ombudsman website,
Thank you again for your request, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.
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