Consideration of the Wellington City Milk-supply Act 1919

James Sergeant made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

The request was refused by Department of Internal Affairs.

From: James Sergeant

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

Could you please provide me with any information relating to internal discussions within the DIA or correspondence with the New Zealand Treasury and/or the Parliamentary Counsel Office about the possible repeal of the Wellington City Milk-supply Act 1919 in the run-up to the release of the introduction of the Statutes Repeal Bill to Parliament by Minister Steven Joyce and Parliamentary Under Secretary David Seymour on 7 September 2016.

I suggest that the period from 1 September 2014 to 6 September 2016 would be sufficient to cover any likely internal consideration or correspondence with the Treasury or the PCO, as it should cover the development of the exposure draft and the consequent consultation period.

The background to this request is the story in Stuff yesterday (27 March 2022) which quoted the DIA as saying that repealing the rule would be an “expensive and likely lengthy process.”

Also relevant is an article in Stuff (31 August 2021) which said:
"A move was made under the last National Government for the Act to be repealed as part of a bundle of obsolete laws, but it did not happen."

Yours faithfully,

James Sergeant

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Tçnâ koe James,

Thank you for your OIA request to the Department of Internal Affairs (included with this email)

The Department will provide its response to your request as soon as practicable and within twenty working days. The 20th working day is 28 April 2022.

Please note that in cases where the Department’s response provides information that is identified to be of general public interest, the response may also be published on the Department of Internal Affairs website. If the Department publishes its response to your OIA request, all personal information, including your name and contact details, will be removed.

Nâku, nâ

Alice Scott (she/her)

OIA Performance and Practice team
Te Urûngi | Organisational Strategy & Performance
Level 6, 45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |

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Dear James


Your Official Information Act request OIA21/22-0654


Please find attached the Department of Internal Affairs’ response to your
28 March 2022 request under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act).


Ngâ mihi,



Jessica Caldwell (she / her)|Senior Policy Analyst

Toi Hiranga | Regulation & Policy

Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua

45 Pipitea Street |  PO Box 6011, Wellington 6140  |  [1]




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