How the estimation of 35000 Tahr is arrived at

M Hill made this Official Information request to Department of Conservation

The request was partially successful.

From: M Hill

Dear Department of Conservation,

Under the Official Information Act can you provide information on how the estimate of 35000 Tahr on Conservation land is arrived at including model(s) and method(s) used, criteria/frameworks in data acquisition, discussions, conclusions, acknowledgments, accuracy and error margins.

This can replace the previous OIA request made by M Hill on the 20th September

Yours faithfully,

M Hill

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From: Government Services
Department of Conservation

Dear M Hill

On behalf of the Director-General of the Department of Conservation, I confirm receipt of your request below.

Your request has been forwarded to the relevant business group for processing. You will receive a reply in accordance with the requirements of the Official Information Act 1982.

Yours sincerely

Emma Wolff
for Director-General

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From: Wendy Osborne
Department of Conservation






9 October 2018



[FOI #8725 email]



Dear M Hill



Thank you for your Official Information Act request to the Department of
Conservation, dated 20/09/2018. You have asked for the following:


‘How the population number was calculated’


This letter is to advise you that we are extending the 20 working day
period to respond to your request, as allowed under section 15A(1) of the
Official Information Act 1982. We require an additional 20 working days to
respond to your request. We will send you a response no later than
15/11/2018, earlier if possible.


The extension of time is necessary as it necessitates a search through a
large quantity of information and meeting the original time limit would
unreasonably interfere with the operations of the Department. 


You have the right, under section 28(3) of the Official Information Act to
make a complaint to an Ombudsman about the extension.


If you wish to discuss this response to your request, please contact Geoff
Woodhouse on phone number 027 540 3747 or by email: [email address]


Yours sincerely





Andy Roberts

Director – Operations, Eastern South Island



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Department of Conservation

Attachment 18 E 0673 Department OIA Hill.pdf
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Kia ora
Thank you for your Official Information Act request to the Department of
Conservation, dated 20 September 2018.
Please find attached a reply to your request from Andy Roberts, Director
Operations, Eastern South Island
Wendy Osborne
Personal Assistant
Department of Conservation—Te Papa Atawhai
03 371 3738 | 027 560 4713

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