How much $ did you pay the Highlanders Rugby Team franchise to produce a YouTube video promoting Covid vaccination?

Erika Whittome made this Official Information request to Health New Zealand

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From: Erika Whittome

Dear Health New Zealand,
I see the Highlanders Rugby Team feature in an advert posted on Youtube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA135A0x... that promotes covid-19 vaccination

The film references southernhealth.nz/COVID-19 which is the Southern District Health Board.

Please provide the following information:

How much was paid to the Highlanders Super Rugby Team for this advert ?
How much was paid for any Covid-19 vaccination program at New Zealand Super Rugby Teams?

Please include payments to all and any actors/players .
Please include payments for leasing space to administer vaccines and for the filming of this commercial.
Please include the minutes from any DHB budget/strategy meetings, memos, correspondence etc from when the decision to produce covid-19 vaccine adverts with Super Rugby or any sports for that matter was decided.

Yours faithfully,

Erika Whittome

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Tēnā koe Erika,

Thank you for your email of 24 June 2024, asking for the following
information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act):

"I see the Highlanders Rugby Team feature in an advert posted on Youtube
here
https://aus01.safelinks.protection.outlo...
that promotes covid-19 vaccination
The film references southernhealth.nz/COVID-19 which is the Southern
District Health Board. 
Please provide the following information:
How much was paid to the Highlanders Super Rugby Team for this advert ?
How much was paid for any Covid-19 vaccination program at New Zealand
Super Rugby Teams?
Please include payments to all and any actors/players .
Please include payments for leasing space to administer vaccines and for
the filming of this commercial.
Please include the minutes from any DHB budget/strategy meetings, memos,
correspondence etc  from when the decision to produce covid-19 vaccine
adverts with Super Rugby or any sports for that matter was decided."

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