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Waterview Tunnels Opening Ceremony Cost

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From: Phillip Hart

Dear New Zealand Transport Agency,

Please supply a detailed breakdown of all the costs incurred for the opening ceremony and events for the Waterview Tunnel in June 2017:

"A number of formal and community celebration events were held in between Sunday 18 and Tuesday 27 June 2017." https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/the-we...

Yours faithfully,

Phillip Hart

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Kia ora Phillip

 

This email acknowledges your below request for information made under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi
NZ Transport Agency for response. They will contact you if they require
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has been transferred to another organisation to respond to. Unless more
time is required, Waka Kotahi will send a response to you within 20
working days of receiving your request – in this instance on or before 19
September 2022.

 

As you will be aware, New Zealand is currently responding to the COVID-19
Omicron outbreak. As a result, resourcing may be impacted due to staff
absences, and the response to your Official Information Act request could
be delayed. We will endeavour to provide a response to you within the 20
day timeframe, or as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will keep you
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and appreciate your understanding.

 

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more time. If we do not hear from you we will assume that you do not
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Dear Official Correspondence,

Staff names and contact details are not required, unless they recieved payment in relation to the relevant events that was over and above their normal remuneration.

Yours sincerely,

Phillip Hart

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Kia ora Phillip,

 

Thank you for your request of 23 August 2022 under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act).

 

The costs of the Waterview Tunnel opening ceremony and other associated
events over the life of the $1.4b project has been published as part of a
WPQ 19066 (2022) response, which is publicly available here:

 

[1]www.parliament.nz/en/pb/order-paper-questions/written-questions/document/WQ_19066_2022/19066-2022-simon-court-to-the-minister-of-transport

 

If this satisfies your request under the Act please let us know by email
at Official Correspondence [2][email address].

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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From: Phillip Hart

Dear Official Correspondence,

Thank you for the prompt response. However, the reference provided only gives the total costs involved, not the detailed breakdown requested:

Please supply a detailed breakdown of all the costs incurred for the
opening ceremony and events for the Waterview Tunnel in June 2017:

"A number of formal and community celebration events were held in between
Sunday 18 and Tuesday 27 June 2017."

Yours sincerely,

Phillip Hart

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New Zealand Transport Agency


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Kia ora Phillip

 

Please find attached a letter advising of an extension to your request of
25 August 2022 for information under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

A response will now be sent to you on or before 3 October 2022.

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kôtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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From: Official Correspondence
Sent: Tuesday, 23 August 2022 8:55 am
To: 'Phillip Hart' <[FOI #20314 email]>
Subject: OIA-10830 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

Kia ora Phillip

 

This email acknowledges your below request for information made under the
Official Information Act 1982.

 

Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate section of Waka Kotahi
NZ Transport Agency for response. They will contact you if they require
clarification of your request, more time to respond, or if your request
has been transferred to another organisation to respond to. Unless more
time is required, Waka Kotahi will send a response to you within 20
working days of receiving your request – in this instance on or before 19
September 2022.

 

As you will be aware, New Zealand is currently responding to the COVID-19
Omicron outbreak. As a result, resourcing may be impacted due to staff
absences, and the response to your Official Information Act request could
be delayed. We will endeavour to provide a response to you within the 20
day timeframe, or as soon as possible. In the meantime, we will keep you
informed of any changing timeframes. We apologise for any inconvenience
and appreciate your understanding.

 

Lastly, the information you have requested may contain the names and
contact details of our staff. Please let us know whether you require these
names and contact details. We may need to consult our staff before
deciding whether we can release this information, and this may take a bit
more time. If we do not hear from you we will assume that you do not
require staff names and contact details.

 

If you would like to discuss your request with Waka Kotahi, please contact
us by email at [5][NZTA request email].

 

Ngâ mihi

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kôtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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Kia ora Phillip

 

Please find attached the response to your request of 22^nd August 2022 for
information under the Official Information Act 1982.

 

Ngā mihi

 

Ministerial Services
Te Waka Kōtuia | Engagement & Partnerships
Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency

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