Falstone Camp Reserve Management Contract

Darren Wright made this Official Information request to Waitaki District Council

The request was refused by Waitaki District Council.

From: Darren Wright

Dear Waitaki District Council,

Can you please provide me a copy of the contract between the Waitaki District Council and the current manager of the Falstone Camp Reserve?

Can you please provide me a copy of the report on Camp Grounds Future Management Review?

Yours faithfully,

Darren Wright

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Waitaki District Council

Hi Darren

I have forwarded your e-mail on to Lynley Scott who will reply in due course.



Customer Contact Team
t 03 433 0300    f 03 433 0301  
Waitaki Distict Council
20 Thames Street • Private Bag 50058 • Oamaru 9444 •
"One team supporting a stronger Waitaki”

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From: Lynley Scott
Waitaki District Council

Good afternoon

Many thanks for your email, our Recreation Team is in the process of confirming the time involved in providing the information you have requested, once this is known I will be in immediate contact with you.

In the meantime for your information:

• The first 30mins collating a OIA is free

• Any additional time is charged at $105.00 per hour

• This estimate does not include photocopying which costs:

20c A4 per page after the first 20 pages (free); and $5.00 per A1 sheet.

I will be back in contact with you as soon as possible

Kind Regards

Lynley Scott
Administration Officer – Records and Purchasing

WAITAKI DISTRICT COUNCIL   |   20 Thames Street, Private Bag 50058   |   Oamaru 9444
Phone 03 433 0300     Ext 8887   |   DDI  03 433 0887    |  Fax 03 433 0301      
Email [email address]    |   Web www.waitaki.govt.nz

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From: Erik van der Spek
Waitaki District Council

Dear Darren,

Waitaki District Council has considered your request for information under the Local Government and Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

We wish to advise you that we are refusing your request. Our reason for this is to protect the privacy of persons and to protect information that has not been considered by Council.

Our grounds are that the current contract between Waitaki District Council and the current manager is a commercial contract between the two parties and that the report 'Camp Grounds Future Management Review' has not yet been considered by Council and is a confidential document until such time. Releasing this information before Council has had opportunity to consider it and decide its course of action would therefore be inappropriate.

If you are dissatisfied with our decision you have the right to complain to an Ombudsman.

I would be happy to meet with you to discuss other matters such as the easement and boundary issues that remain unresolved.


Erik van der Spek | Recreation Manager
P (03) 4330300 | M 0274875412 | E [email address] | W www.waitaki.govt.nz Waitaki District Council,
20 Thames Street
Private Bag 50058, Oamaru 9444. 

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June Russell left an annotation ()

Where do they get first 30 minutes are free?

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June Russell left an annotation ()

Official Information Act: Charging for services 3. STAFF TIME

3.1 Time spent by staff searching for relevant material, abstracting and collating, copying, transcribing and supervising access where the total time involved is in excess of one hour should be charged out as follows, after that first hour:

- an initial charge of $38 for the first chargeable half hour or part thereof; and

- then $38 for each additional half hour or part thereof.

3.2 The rate of charge applies irrespective of the seniority or grading of the staff member who deals with the request, except where staff with specialist expertise who are not on salary are required to process the request, in which case a higher rate not above their actual rate of pay may be charged.

3.3 Time spent by staff in deciding whether or not to approve access and in what form to provide information should not be charged. While the decision to delete protected information is not chargeable, the physical editing is part of making the information available and is subject to charges.

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June Russell left an annotation ()

"... the report 'Camp Grounds Future Management Review' has not yet been considered by Council..."

Should have been reviewed by now and be available?

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