Advice on irrigation / water storage

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to Damien O'Connor

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From: Alex Harris

Dear Damien O'Connor,

I would like to request the following information under the OIA:

* All advice (including but not limited to briefings, aide memoires, reports and cabinet papers) on irrigation / water storage received since the Minister took office.

This covers a period of less than 4 months, so there should be be a great deal of material or require substantial collation and research. If it does, then I would be happy to receive a list of this advice (with dates and titles of documents) to enable a more detailed followup-request.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

With regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen and in NZ.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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Luke C left an annotation ()

" there should be be a great deal of material..." You mean there should NOT be a great deal :)

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From: Elizabeth Miles

Good Afternoon

Re: Official Information Act request – Advice received on irrigation / water storage

The Office of Hon Damien O’Connor acknowledges receipt of your request for Information under the Official Information Act 1982, received on 9 February 2018.

Your request has been received and you will receive a response within 20 working days, by 9 March 2018.

Kind regards,

Elizabeth Miles
Private Secretary (Executive Support) to Hon Damien O’Connor
Minister of Agriculture|
Minister for Biosecurity Food Safety and Rural Communities |
Associate Minister for Trade and Export Growth |
MP for West Coast/Tasman |
Private Bag 18 888, Parliament Buildings | Wellington |
ph +64 4 817 8715 |
[email address] | |

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From: David Wansbrough

Attachment minOIA18 0026 Crown Irrigation briefings Harris 5mar18.pdf
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Dear Alex

On behalf of Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister for Food Safety, please find attached a reply to your email asking for advice about irrigation.


David Wansbrough I Private Secretary (Food Safety & Water) I Office of Hon Damien O’Connor
Minister for Food Safety I Parliament Buildings I Wellington I Email: [email address]

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From: Andrew Barrowclough

Attachment MinOIA18 0026 OIA Response.pdf
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Attachment B17 0675 Overview Crown involvement in Water Management and Infrastructure Development.pdf
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Dear Alex Harris


Please find attached response to your Official Information Act request.


Andrew Barrowclough | Adviser, Official Information Act
Office of the Director-General | Ministerials and Business Support
Ministry for Primary Industries - Manatū Ahu Matua | Pastoral House 25
The Terrace | PO Box 2526 | Wellington 6140 |
New Zealand | Web: [1]


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