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Official information request regarding the University of Auckland sponsorship arrangements with Newsroom NZ

Cheryl Carr made this Official Information request to University of Auckland

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From: Cheryl Carr

Dear University of Auckland,

Please supply the following information under the Official Information Act (OIA/Local Government Official Information Meetings Act LGOIMA):

Can you please supply the following information:

The terms of this sponsorship arrangement including:

1. The commencement date of the sponsorship and the proposed duration of the sponsorship.

2. The total financial sponsorship received by Newsroom.

3. The contractual arrangements with respect to any benefits the University of Auckland would receive in consideration of the agreed sponsorship.

I understand that a decision on a request for information under the OIA/LGOIMA should be made within 20 working days of receiving that request.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.

Yours faithfully,

Cheryl Carr

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From: Cheryl Carr

Dear University of Auckland,

I understand that you have not responded to my request. I also understand that by law you should normally have responded promptly and by February 28, 2019.

I look forward to your immediate reply.

Yours faithfully,

Cheryl Carr

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Ms Carr,

 

I refer to your request of 30 January 2019 concerning the “University of
Auckland sponsorship arrangements with Newsroom NZ”. The University’s
response follows:

 

The commencement date of the sponsorship was 13 March 2017, with a
duration of one year and provision to be renewed annually if both parties
agree. The remainder of your request is refused under s 9(2)(ba)(ii) of
the OIA to protect information subject to an obligation of confidence. You
have the right to make complaint to an Ombudsman about this response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Rebecca Ewert

General Counsel

University of Auckland

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From: Cheryl Carr

Dear Rebecca Ewert,

Thank you for your response.

Can you further supply information on the following:

- Was sponsorship with Newsroom renewed for this year?
- If so, for how long?
- Why is Auckland University using campus money to sponsor Newsroom?
- What benefits do Auckland University and/or it's members seek to receive from this Newsroom sponsorship?
- What other journalistic forums does Auckland University sponsor?

Yours sincerely,

Cheryl Carr

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Ms Carr

 

I refer to your request dated 11 March 2019. The University’s response
follows.

 

Was sponsorship with Newsroom renewed for this year?

Yes

 

If so, for how long?

12 months

 

What other journalistic forums does Auckland University sponsor?

The University has a sponsorship arrangement with the NZ Herald’s ‘Brand
Insight’ site.

 

Why is Auckland University using campus money to sponsor Newsroom?

For the purpose of raising the University’s public profile and to enhance
its reputation.

 

What benefits do Auckland University and/or it's members seek to receive
from this Newsroom sponsorship?

The promotion of the relevance and impact of the University’s research
activity through high quality, in-depth, opinion-led content and
investigative journalism.

 

Yours sincerely

Rebecca Ewert

General Counsel

University of Auckland

 

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