[FYI request #3146 email]
11 October 2015
Dear Valerie RE: OIA 2015-16-14
Thank you for your email of 14 September 2015 received by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
(NZTE) on 14 September 2015 concerning an Official Information Act 1982 (the Act) request.
You requested the following information:
"One NZTE staff member was present at the 2014 CANSEC event as an attendee. The
purpose of their attendance was to undertake market research and meet with Canadian
defence and security exhibitors and attendees."
1. Any information that outlines specifically what this NZTE employee was to do in
fulfilling this role.
2. Any information relating to meetings or market research that was as a result of this
trip, including who NZTE met with, the purpose & outcomes of those meetings and any
resulting briefings, reports, feedback or any other information that was given by this
The following documents fall within the scope of your request and are attached
with some parts
Name of document
CANSEC 2014 Trade Show Report
FW Travel approval Ottawa 26_30 May 2014.pdf
In making my decision to withhold some of the information, I have considered the public interest
under section 9(1) of the Act.
Regarding the document “CANSEC 2014 Trade Show Report attached, I note that there are
some inaccuracies. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is recorded as having attended the meeting
and having had representation on the New Zealand/NZ Inc. delegation (3rd dot point under the
heading “New Zealand Delegation”; 3rd dot point under “Outcomes”; and the last dot point
beginning “other observations”), however this is incorrect. The MoD was not represented. The
key points summarised under outcomes are those of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF)
The 6th dot point under “Outcomes” states “Note: stil some FSU scope definition going on”,
however, this is incorrect as the scope referred to is fixed.
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 about my decision to withhold
some of the information requested. The contact details are:
Office of the Ombudsman
PO Box 10 152
Director – Board and Ministerial
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise