This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Phil Goff's consideration of other options for Avondale Macrocarpa'.

01 July 2021 
Official Information Request No. 8140008486 
 (Please quote this in any correspondence) 
Matthew Hooton 
By email: [FYI request #15645 email] 
Tēnā koe Matthew 
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 
Re: Avondale Macrocarpa 
Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 02 June 2021 about the 
Macrocarpa on land on the corner of Great North Road and Ash Street in Avondale, 
The details of your request and our response is below.  
“Specifically, I seek information on: 
1) all representations the Mayor or his staff received from Mana Rākau, Steve Abel, 
Gael Badlock, Mary McMullin, Margaret Stanley or others concerned to protect the 
Macrocarpa, including proposals allowing the Macrocarpa to remain on the site; 
2) all representations the Mayor or his staff received from other parties in support of 
the Macrocarpa being removed from the site; and 
3) all communications the Mayor or his staff had with Mana Whenua on this matter, 
including what views Mana Whenua expressed to the Mayor or his staff, and how 
these were considered.” 
Please find in the attached bundle all email correspondence and documents relating to your 
Please note that some information in your response were withheld in accordance with the 
following sections of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987: 
•  Section 7(2)(a) - to protect the privacy of natural persons  
•  Section 7(2)(c)(i) &(ii) – to protect information which is subject to an obligation of 
confidence or which any person has been or could be compelled to provide under the 
authority of any enactment, where the making available of the information would be 
likely to prejudice the supply of similar information, or information from the same 
source, and it is in the public interest that such information should continue to be 
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A number of documents that were captured in our search have not been included in the 
bundle as they were out of scope or duplicates. These account for many of the gaps in the 
numbered documents. 
Additionally, the below documents have been fully withheld:  
•  A letter referenced in the attachment number 8 has been withheld under section 
7(2)(g) - legal professional privilege and; 
•  An email correspondence between Mark Todd and Dr Claudia Wyss, dated 3rd and 
5th February 2021 has also been withheld under section 7(2)(b)(ii) of the LGOIMA, as 
the making available of this information would be likely unreasonably prejudice the 
commercial position of a third party.  
However, in summary, the email informed the council of an agreement reached by Ockham 
with a third party to enable the development to proceed. Ockham also offered to fund the 
addition of some trees in the Whāu area to the Notable Tree Schedule. In response, Dr Wyss 
explained the steps open to the parties that would not require such funding. 
Due to the size of the attachments, the information can be accessed by using the below 
OneDrive link: 
Please note the link expires after 30 days. We recommend you save the information to your 
personal computer.  
The decision by Auckland Council to release the information contained in this response was 
made by Rose Leonard, Manager Governance Services.  
You have the right to seek an investigation and review of this response by the Ombudsman. 
Information about how to make a complaint is available at or 
freephone 0800 802 602. 
If you have any further queries, please contact me on 09 301 0101 quoting Official 
Information Request No. 8140008697. 
Yours sincerely 
Fernanda Maciel 
Privacy & LGOIMA Business Partner 
Democracy Services 

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