Valerie Morse [email address]
11 September 2015
Dear Valerie RE: OIA 2015-16-11 OIA - NZ Defence Industry conference
Thank you for your email of 31 August 2015 received by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
(NZTE) concerning an Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) request. You requested the
Can you please advise of the scope, nature and extent of involvement of NZTE as a
supporting sponsor and participant of the 2015 NZ Defence Industry Association
Annual conference. This includes all financial, technical, administrative, marketing,
personnel or any other support or involvement of NZTE.
NZTE is providing the following assistance to the NZ Defence Industry Association (NZDIA)
Sponsoring a morning tea on Wednesday 18 November (with an approximate cost of
Supporting a Master Class on ‘Engaging Effectively with the NZ Defence Force’. This
will involve basic tips on how companies should prepare themselves, build customer
relationships, and engage and bid for supply opportunities.
The segment listed in the NZDIA 2015 forum programme ‘NZ Industry Innovation Success
Stories’ that was to have been delivered by NZTE staff has been removed since the original
programme was published.
This response fully covers the material you requested. You have the right under section 28(3)
of the Act to seek an investigation and review from the Ombudsman. The contact details are:
Office of the Ombudsman
PO Box 10 152
Fiona Acheson DIRECTOR – BOARD AND MINISTERIAL