Proposed water entities and the Nelson/Blenheim regions

Adam Irish made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Adam Irish

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Under the Official Information Act I request all documentation regarding the decision to split the South Island into having the top part not part of entity D. The reasoning for this does not appear obvious as Wellington is far more geographically isolated from Nelson and Blenheim than Christchurch is, due to the Cook Strait. This would incur significantly more travel costs etc. It appears this is done more for political purposes than efficiency.

Yours faithfully,

Adam Irish

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Nâku noa, nâ

Michelle Reed (she/her)  
Kaitohutohu Ârahi, te Ture Pârongo Ôkawa | Lead Advisor Official Correspondence 
Te Urûngi | Organisational Strategy & Performance
Level 6, 45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |

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Kia ora Adam,


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Nga mihi


Eman Abdine | Principal Advisor | 0223 575 867

Business and Operations Team

Three Waters Reform Programme

Ue Te Hinātore | Local Government Branch
Department of Internal Affairs | Te Tari Taiwhenua 

45 Pipitea Street | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |




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