80 The Terrace
PO Box 2133
Phone +64 4 496 3600
23 August 2018
By email: [FYI request #8395 email]
– Makara Fire Chatham Islands
I refer to your official information request dated 27 July 2018 asking for copies of the following
information in relation to the Makara Fire Chatham Islands:
1. The documentation that FENZ has (eg correspondence, memorandum, meeting minutes,
notes, etc within the FENZ Management Team that's sets out the basis for an Independent
Operational Review of the Makara Fire. This documentation should include the supporting
arguments, recommendations and/or decision not to undertake such a formal and independent
2. Copies of the Incident Action Reports (IAPs) for the duration of the fire; and
3. A map overlay of the final extent of the fire (if not included in the IAPs).
The Official Information Act 1982 (OIA
) requires that we advise you of our decision on your
request no later than 20 working days after the day we received your request. Unfortunately, it
will not be possible to meet that time limit and we are therefore writing to notify you of an
extension of the time to make our decision, to 14 September 2018.
The reason for the extension is that consultations necessary to make a decision on your request
are such that a proper response to your request cannot reasonably be made within the original
You have the right to seek an investigation and review by the Ombudsman of this decision.
Information about how to make a complaint is available at www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
freephone 0800 802 602.
Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Executive