Advice on access agreements to prospect on schedule 4 land

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to Minister of Conservation

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From: Alex Harris

Dear Minister of Conservation,

TV3 reported today that the government had issued mineral exploration permits for schedule 4 land, including the Coromandel and Paparoa National Park ("Prospecting allowed on protected land", 3 News, 28/3/13). I would like to request the following information under the OIA:

* How many access agreements in relation to Schedule 4 protected land has the Minister issued since 1/1/2013?
* How many access agreements in relation to Schedule 4 protected land has the Minister rejected since 1/1/13?
* For each access agreement issued or rejected, the company/person the agreement was issued to, the purpose for which access was sought, and any advice received on the proposal.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

With regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen and in NZ.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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This seems to have been sent to the wrong email address; Kate Wilkinson was not Minister of Conservation at the time. I've since found an answer in a Parliamentary written question:

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