Conflict of Interests Register

Joshua Grainger made this Official Information request to Hamilton City Council

The request was refused by Hamilton City Council.

From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Hamilton City Council,

According to this news story ( the Hamilton City Council has a conflict of interests register for its city councillors, but it is not available for public scrutiny. I would like to request a copy of that register under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act.

Feel free to contact me if you want me to clarify my response. I look forward to receiving your response by the legal deadline of the 11th of May, according to the Ombudsmen's Calcuator:

Yours faithfully,

Joshua Grainger

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From: Anthony Dick
Hamilton City Council

Morning Joshua


I write as the Privacy Officer and refer to your request dated 12 April
2012 under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987
concerning the Council's Conflict of Interest Register.


The Council declines to make the information available pursuant to section
7 of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 on
the grounds set out in subsection (2)a which allows for non-closure in
order to protect the privacy of persons.


You have the right to seek an investigation and review of this decision by
the Ombudsman. The address for the Office of the Ombudsmen is P O Box
10-152 , Wellington.





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From: Joshua Grainger

Dear Anthony,

Thank you for replying to my request. Although it wasn't the result I was looking for (and I shall be writing to the Ombudsmen to appeal) I think it was the fastest response to an LGOIMA/OIA request I've ever had, and Hamilton City Council should be congratulated for that.

Yours sincerely,

Joshua Grainger

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