Is Auckland Council Complying with the Public Records Act 2005 ?

Alan Preston made this Official Information request to Nanaia Mahuta

The request was refused by Nanaia Mahuta.

From: Alan Preston

Dear Nanaia Mahuta,

15th of May 2018
To the Minister of Local Government
Hon. Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Minister Meka Whaitiri
Kia ora Nanaia and Meka.
Please supply the following information under the [Official Information Act (OIA) / Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA)

Is Auckland Council complying with the Public Records Act 2005 ?

If Auckland Council are complying in part - but not fully, which sections of the Public Records Act are they not complying ( fully ) with ?

Since when have they not been complying ?

Is there any reasonable explanation given by Auckland Council for their non-compliance with the Public Records Act ?

What measures need to be taken by Auckland Council to ensure that they are fully compliant with the Public Records Act ?

Is it within the powers of the Ministry of Local Government to enforce complianceby Auckland Council with the Public Records Act 2005 ?

If it is not within the powers of the Ministry of Local Government to enforce compliance, who does that power lie with ?

Naku noa na Alan William Preston. Mangawhai 15 May 2018

Alan William Preston
4 Insley Street, Mangawhai , Kaipara 0505
Mob: 02102377242

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From: Mark Batt

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Dear Mr Preston


I have attached a response from Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister of Local
Government, to your Official Information Act request of 15 May 2018.


Yours sincerely



Mark Batt| Private Secretary – Local Government | Office of Hon Nanaia

Parliament Buildings  | Wellington




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