New carpark behind Aotahi

Liam made this Official Information request to University of Canterbury

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From: Liam

Dear University of Canterbury,

This is a request for information, made under ss 4 and 5 of the Official Information Act 1982 (“the Act”). I therefore would like the following information;

1. What was the cost of the new carpark that has been laid behind Aotahi?
2. How many carparks will it provide?
3. Who are those carpark being allocated to – staff, students, visitors?
4. Please provide any documents, reports or communications that give reasons for the carpark and the use of that land for a carpark. Specially, anything that justifies it’s cost and existence.
5. Please provide any other information relevant to the above questions.

Please CONFIRM receipt of this email to prevent unnecessary follow-up emails and extensions being requested.

As required by s12(1) of the Act, I am a New Zealand citizen. I will provide confirmation of this, if required. However, since all of our correspondence will be published on the site, I will only do so over the phone or email, with which you provide. This would only be for the purpose of citizenship confirmation, and nothing further related to this request.

As required by s13(c) of the Act, if this request “has not been made … to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority”, it is your duty to give reasonable assistance to me to direct my request to the appropriate department or Minister of the Crown or organisation or local authority.

Further to the above statutory requirement, under s14 of the Act, if the information I seek is either not held or you believe it is more closely connected with another department or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or of a local authority you shall promptly, and in any case not later than 10 working days after the day on which the request is received, transfer the request to the other department or Minister of the Crown or organisation, or to that local authority, AND inform me accordingly.

As required under s15A of the Act, if you believe that a time extension is warranted for this request, you must under ss15A(2),(3) and (4) give notice to me of this extension within 20 working days after the day on which my request was received. In that notice, you should state; the period of the extension, give reasons for the extension and remind me of my right to complain to the Ombudsman under s28(3). Finally, the extension must be for a reasonable time, having regards to the circumstances.

As required by s18B of the Act, you must consider consulting me before refusing my request under the provisions of ss18(e) and (f) which relate to a document not being able to be found or existing or where substantial collation and research would be required for my current request.

As required by s19(a)(i), you must provide reasons if you refuse any parts of this request.

I will, if required, complain to the Ombudsman, as is my right under s28(3) of the Act, if any of the above statutory requirements on you are not complied with. Further to this, if your reply is not “as soon as reasonably practicable, and in any case not later than 20 working days after the day on which the request is received” as required under s15(1) of the Act, I will also complain to the Ombudsman.

This request is made through the site All correspondence will be automatically forwarded to me through the site and published online immediately. I require, where appropriate, all electronic copies of all documents in your response. For more information on how the site works, please visit

Yours faithfully,

Liam Stoneley

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Dear Liam,

This is to confirm we have received your Official Information Act request as per the below email. We will evaluate your request under the Official Information Act, seek the relevant information and respond in due course.

Kind regards,
IRM| Information and Records Management
Vice-Chancellor's Office | University of Canterbury

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Dear Liam


Please find attached UC's response to your Official Information Act




Tom Norcliffe



Tom Norcliffe
Information and Records Manager

Associate Registrar
University of Canterbury
Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
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New Zealand
Phone +64 3 369 3193 / 027 507

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