Gallipoli Commerations 100th Year ANZAC Statistics

Annette Papuni-McLellan made this Official Information request to Minister of Veterans' Affairs

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From: Annette Papuni-McLellan

Dear Minister of Veterans' Affairs,

I would like to officially request the following:

All statistical data available as public information pertaining to the Gallipoli ANZAC 100th Year Commerations ballot process, including but not limited to:

1: The total number of ballots that the NZ government had for the ANZAC 100th Year Commemorations for issuing to NZ citizens.
2. The total number that were accepted at the time of the first issuing date.
3. The total number of ballots that were declined and then reissued to any waiting list.
4. The total number of ballots that were actually used at the commemorations ie: numbers issued versus attendance..
5. The total number of government officials ballots that were issued and also how many attended in a government capacity.
6. The full process of being able to obtain a ballot to attend this historic event.

I do not want to know personal details, just the statistics.

Naku noa

Annette Papuni-McLellan

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From: C Foss

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Attachment OIA 2015 2235 Papuni MeLellan Anzac centenary statistics Signed.pdf
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Attachment OIA 2015 2235 Enclosure.pdf
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Dear Ms Papuni-McLellan,
I refer to your OIA request to the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs of 30
April 2015 regarding statistics on the Gallipoli Centenary. Your request
was transferred to the New Zealand Defence Force for response. Please find
attached a response to your request.
Best regards,
Corporate and Ministerial Services
Office of the Chief of Defence Force
Freyberg House | New Zealand Defence Force
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