Advice and correspondence regarding the decision to not extend New World's lease on the site at 2 Bunny Street

Regan Gibbons made this Official Information request to KiwiRail

The request was refused by KiwiRail.

From: Regan Gibbons

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Under the Official Information Act 1982, I request all advice and correspondence regarding the decision not to extend the lease held by New World Railway Metro for its site at 2 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011.

I also request all advice and correspondence regarding any future leases for the site currently occupied by New World Railway Metro.

Ngā mihi
Regan Gibbons

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From: Dave Allard

Good afternoon Regan, and thank you for your enquiry.

We are declining your request in full under sections 9(2)(b)(ii) and 9(2)(i) – Commercial information of third parties, and Commercial information relating to KiwiRail's business activities.

However, our media statement on this matter can be found below.
KiwiRail and Foodstuffs North Island have been working to negotiate an agreement for some time. It is a commercial space, but we offered a fair and competitive rate.
Unfortunately, we have been unable to reach an agreement.
We are in discussions with potential leaseholders. We cannot currently comment any further on future plans for the site.

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 or freephone 0800 802 602.

Kind regards

Dave Allard  | Senior Government Relations Advisor
DDI: 027 201 8182
Level 4, Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Wellington 6011 | PO Box 593, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

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