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Andrew Riddell made this Official Information request to Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

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From: Andrew Riddell

Dear Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment,

Kia ora.

On 22 September 2018 I made the following request for information:

"Please provide all records the Ministry has on the Regional Development Funding application for the upgrade of the Russell Wharf.

"This includes all communications sent to or received from any person, including from Far North District Council, Far North Holdings Limited, the Russell Wharf and Waterfront Trust and the Minster of Regional Economic Development related to the upgrade to the Russell Wharf and/or the decision to provide Regional Development Fund money towards the upgrade.

"These communications should include any draft(s) and final business case provided, any prior advice provided by the Ministry or its staff on eligibility of the Russell Wharf upgrade for the Regional Development Fund, any communications or advice provided on the business case and its preparation and review, any communications with to from any of the Directors of Far North Holdings Limited or any of the Trustees of the Russell Wharf and Waterfront Trust or the Far North Mayor or any Councillor.

"For the purposes of this request 'communications' includes emails, letter, internal correspondence, briefings, file notes, and so on."

You have assigned this request the reference number DOIA 1819-0464.

I now request all communications relating to the processing of this request, including the assessment of the request and the preparation of the Minstry's responses to this information request. For the purposes of this request 'communications' includes emails, letters, internal correspondence, briefings, file notes, and so on.

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Riddell

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From: Ministerial Services
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment

 

 

Ref: 1819-0925

 

Dear Mr Riddell

 

On behalf of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment I
acknowledge your email of 11 December 2018 requesting under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act), the following:

 

·        I now request all communications relating to the processing of
this request, including the assessment of the request and the preparation
of the Minstry's responses to this information request.  For the purposes
of this request 'communications' includes emails, letters, internal
correspondence, briefings, file notes, and so on.

 

Please note that the days from 25 December 2018 to 15 January 2019
(inclusive) are defined as non- working days in the Act and are not
counted in the calculation for the response due date. This will affect the
time period for responding to your request.

 

Your request is being processed in accordance with the Act and a response
will be sent to you in due course. If you have any enquiries regarding
your request feel free to contact us via email [MBIE request email] or using
the contact details below.

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Alan Witcombe

MANAGER, MINISTERIAL SERVICES

 

Corporate, Governance and Information

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Level 4, 15 Stout Street, PO Box 1473, Wellington 6140

 

 

 

 

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