Flag costs

Aaron Livingston made this Official Information request to Minister of Finance

The request was successful.

From: Aaron Livingston

Dear Minister of Finance,

I would like all information on the financial accounts of this flag change. From the dates the decision to change the flag up to 2nd of March 2016

Yours faithfully,

Aaron Livingston

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From: B English (MIN)
Minister of Finance

On behalf of Hon Bill English, thank you for your email. 


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From: Nicole Wood

Attachment 012 Livingstone.pdf
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Dear Aaron Livingstone


Please find attached.


Kind regards


Nicole Wood

Private Secretary

Office of the Hon Bill English

Deputy Prime Minister | Minister of Finance

Level 7.6 | Beehive | Parliament Buildings | Wellington




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Aaron Livingston left an annotation ()

Will forward complaint to Omburdsman

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Luke C left an annotation ()

In response to their paragraph 7 (costs to be made available after the second referendum), I think they ought to rely more on 18(d) of the OIA.

Rather than wait for the Ombudsman, it would be better to send them a new request, asking for the total cost of the Flag Consideration Project, and reference their paragraph 7.

You probably want to be sure in your own mind what it is that you are actually wanting to know. For example, are you wanting to know the cost of the two referenda or the total cost of the project including the referenda? The largest component of the cost would have been the referenda.

See the budgeted cost at: http://www.parliament.nz/en-nz/pb/busine...

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Aaron Livingston left an annotation ()

Have received an update with Ombudsman about public information. This information satisfies the request.


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