Cabinet Papers on ECAN Governance

Joshua Grainger made this Official Information request to Minister of Local Government

The request was refused by Minister of Local Government.

From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Minister of Local Government,

I have had a rumor that there is a Cabinet Paper that has gone to Cabinet or is soon to goto Cabinet on the future governance of the Canterbury Regional Council. I would like to request under the Official Information Act:

a) a copy of the lastest three Cabinet Papers relating to future Environment Canterbury governance

b) if it is not contained in the answer to (a) a confirmatation that one of the options contained in the latest Cabinet Paper on ECAN governance is a continued full council of comissioners

c) if it not contained in the answer to (a) a confirmation that one of the options contained in the latest Cabinet Paper on ECAN governance is a mix of appointed commissioners and elected councillors

d) if it not is not contained in the answer to (a) a conformation that there is not an option explicitly in the latest Cabinet Paper on ECAN governance for a purely elected Regional Council

If any documents from request (a) are to be withheld I would like to request the titles and dates of these papers.

Feel free to contact me if you wish me to clarify my request.

Yours faithfully,

Joshua Grainger

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From: D Carter (MIN)
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From: Stephanie Edridge (MIN)

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Good afternoon Mr Grainger,


Please find attached an acknowledgement of your Official Information Act


Kind regards,


Stephanie Edridge

Private Secretary | Office of Hon David Carter

Minister for Primary Industries, Minister of Local Government
Executive Wing | Wellington | New Zealand
DDI + 64 4 817 9321 | Fax + 64 4 817 6509 | [mobile number]


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From: Michael Coles

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Dear Mr Grainger

Please find attached a reply from the Hon David Carter, Minister of Local
Government, to your OIA request of 27 August.

Kind regards,




Michael Coles | Private Secretary - Local Government | Office of Hon David

Parliament Buildings  Wellington


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