80 The Terrace
PO Box 2133
Phone +64 4 496 3600
19 April 2022
By email: [FYI request #19063 email]
Tēnā koe Mike Information Request
– Waiharara Fire
I refer to your official information request dated 4 February 2022 asking for the ICAD report
relating to the Waiharara Scrub Blaze in Northland which started in December 2021.
As this incident is still ongoing, we are unable to provide you will any reports as they have yet to
be completed. Therefore, this aspect of your request is formally declined under section 18(e) of
the Official Information Act as the documents alleged to contain the information requested does
not exist. However, you are welcome to make a further request once the incident has finished.
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
freephone 0800 802 602.
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Manager, Information Requests