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29 October 2021 
Tim Adriaansen 
[FYI request #17055 email] 
REF: OIA-8883 
Dear Tim 
Request made under the Official Information Act 1982 
Thank you for your email of 4 October 2021 requesting the following information under the Official 
Information Act 1982 (the Act): 
Please provide the business case for the Akoranga to Constellation section of Northern 
Pathway; a draft version of such; or, if no draft or business case has yet been completed, 
working documents which have been completed towards a draft at this stage. 
The business case for the Akoranga to Constellation section of Northern Pathway has not been 
presented to the Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency Board for consideration. Therefore, I am 
withholding this document under section 9(2)(g)(i) of the Act to maintain the effective conduct of public 
affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions by officials.  
Once the business case has been considered and endorsed by the Board, Waka Kotahi will review 
this document for release. 
Under section 28 of the Act, you have the right to ask the Ombudsman to review my decision to 
withhold this document. The contact details for the Ombudsman can be located at 
If you would like to discuss this reply with Waka Kotahi, please contact Ministerial Services, by email 
to [email address]. 
Yours sincerely 
Josh Driscoll 
Principal Advisor, Ministerial Services