Carbon offset for air travel

A.j sheppard made this Official Information request to Jacinda Ardern

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From: A.j sheppard

Dear Jacinda Ardern,

I request the following information in relation to your ministerial services portfolio.

1.I request the information sent to "toitu envirocare" used to calculate carbon credit offsets for ministerial air travel. Please supply information for individual mps/ministers per year from 2017 when labour took office.

2.Are carbon offsets used for ALL air travel including comercial flights, the use of the RNZAF boeing 737 and various helicopter flights etc?. If not then please clarify air travel in which carbon offsets are used.

3. What is the total cost per year for carbon offsets for ministerial air travel? Please supply details for each year as far back as its held for this.

4. What is the total cost for consultant fees/ advice etc paid to "toitu envirocare" to calculate ministerial carbon offsets for air travel? Please supply details as far back as its held for this

Yours faithfully,
A. J shepard

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From: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern

I am writing on behalf of the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, to acknowledge receipt of your Official Information Act request.

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Tēnā koe,


On behalf of Raj Nahna, I attach a letter in response to your OIA request.


Ngā mihi,


Private Secretary (Executive Support)

Office of the Prime Minister

Authorised by Rt. Hon Jacinda Ardern MP, Parliament Buildings, Wellington



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Tçnâ koe A. J.

Thank you for your OIA request, which was transferred from the Office of the Prime Minister 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 25 October 2022

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Michelle Reed (she/her)  
Kaitohutohu Ârahi, te Ture Pârongo Ôkawa | Lead Advisor Official Correspondence 
Te Urûngi | Organisational Strategy & Performance
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Good morning A J Sheppard


Please find attached a copy of the Department of Internal Affairs’
response to your request for information.


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Ministerial Services

Te Tari Taiwhenua | Department of Internal Affairs

45 Pipitea St, Wellington 6011






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