26 November 2021
Ref: DOIA 2122-1006
George Morrison [FYI request #17399 email]
Thank you for your email of 29 October 2021 to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
(the Ministry) requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following information:
Please provide me with all communications relating to the decision to allow the walkway next to
the Crown Plaza to remain open for public use. I am interested in what external representations
were made to MBIE that it remain open and any internal discussion on the matter.
I am writing to notify you the Ministry is extending the timeframe for responding to your request under
section 15A(1)(b) of the Act, as the consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are such
that a proper response cannot reasonably be made within the original time limit.
We are experiencing a large volume of Official Information Act requests. As such, an extension is
necessary to complete consultations with all relevant parties. We will now respond to your request on or
before 17 December 2021, however we will endeavour to respond to you sooner.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision. Information
about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
or freephone 0800 802
Team Leader, Ministerial Services
Managed Isolation and Quarantine