Government Grants to Sanitarium

Helen Winterbottom made this Official Information request to Ministry of Education

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From: Helen Winterbottom

Dear Ministry of Education,

According to documents filed with the Charities Commission, in 2009,2010 and 2011, Sanitarium (Seventh Day Adventist Church in New Zealand, AKA, Australasian Health Conference) had income of $1.614m, $1.915m and $581,225 which is listed as being from Government Grants and Contracts.

1/ Was any of this money from the Ministry of Education?
2/ If so, How much?
3/If not, please advise, to the best of the Ministry’s knowledge, which department was responsible for the grants or contracts.
4/ What was the purpose of the Grant(s) from the ministry?
5/ Did the ministry perform any checks or audits on the expenditure of any such funds, and what was the outcome?
6/ Please provide correspondence including emails and letters and any notes or minutes from meetings in relation to the ministry’s decision to make any such grants to Sanitarium.

Yours faithfully,

Helen Winterbottom

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Dear Helen Winterbottom
Thank you for your email of 26 October 2012 requesting details of any
payments made to Sanitarium (Seventh Day Adventist Church in New Zealand,
AKA, Australasian Health Conference).
I attach the reply from the Ministry of Education.
David Burrage
David Burrage
Manager, Financial Operations,
Corporate and Infrastructure Group,
Ministry of Education
Level 13 , St Pauls Square,
45-47 Pipitea St, Thorndon, Wellington
Ph 64 4 463 8114 (extn 48114)
[mobile number]  550
e-mail: [email address]

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