14 December 2018
Ref: DOIA 1819-0820
[FYI request #9098 email]
Dear Mr Joseph
Thank you for your email of 22 November 2018 requesting, under the Official Information Act 1982,
the following information:
“I would like to request an unredacted copy of the 2014 Geographical Indications (wine and
spirits) Registration Act 2006 cabinet paper.
I would also like to request any advice, briefings or memos prepared for the Minister of
Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Trade, and/or the Minister of Commerce, regarding the
implementation of the Geographical Indicators (wine and spirits) Registration Act 2006 since
I am writing to advise you that the Ministry will provide a response but needs to extend the time
available to answer your request. The Ministry’s response will be with you no later than 7 February
The reason for the extension is that consultations necessary to make a decision on the request are
such that a proper response to the request cannot be made within the original time limit.
You have the right to seek an investigation and review of our decision to extend the time limit by the
Ombudsman, whose address for contact purposes is:
Office of the Ombudsman
PO Box 10-152
I will respond to you sooner if I am able to.
Manager, Business Law
Commerce, Consumers & Communications branch
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment