MINISTRY OF BUSINESS,
INNOVATION & EMPLOYMENT
File No. DOIA 1819-0276
17 SEP 2018
Mr Jake Preston
[FYI request #8507 email]
Dear Mr Preston
I refer to your email dated 15 August 2018 to the Earthquake Commission (EQC) requesting information
under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act). On 23 August 2018 EQC transferred the following part
to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) under section 14(b)(ii) of the Act. As
EQC believed that the information requested is more closely connected with the functions of MBIE:
In an email to George Hooper, Pat Moynihan and Hugh Cowan, among others, dated 07 October
2011, the writer opines that external consultation will be required to clarify "and if possible
circuit breaking" sl
7 of the Building Act.
I am requesting copies of all communication surrounding that external consultation relating to
the Building Act.
Request refers to documents generated from 04 September 2010 through to 31 December 2013.
Searches of the MBIE information system found no documents within scope. As such, I am refusing your
request under section 18(e) of the Act, as the document alleged to contain the information requested
does not exist, or cannot be found.
You have the right under section 28(3) of the Act to request a review by the Ombudsman. The relevant
details are can be found here: www.ombudsman.parliament.nz
Manager, Building Performance and Engineering
Building System Performance