On the¬†12th of June¬†this blog started sending a series of OIAs to the extremely dodgy Hawkes Bay Regional Council.
As readers will know the council has a legal obligation to respond with in 20 working days.
What happened was the coverups and deceptions at the HBRC continued.
They sent a dodgy email back saying I had to refine down my requests, basically so they could continue hiding their bullying behaviour.
Then they delayed responding until well outside the statutory deadline. Here is the response.
Dear Mr Slater
REQUESTS UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND MEETINGS ACT 1987 (LGOIMA) (the Act)
This email is in regard to the s10 LGOIMA requests received by Hawke‚Äôs Bay Regional Council (the Council) between 11 and 24 June 2014. Please consider this notice of the Council‚Äôs decision on those requests pursuant to s13(1) of the Act.
In accordance with section 17A (2) of The Act Council considers that the information requested (a total of 7 requests) made during the above timeframe and all within a 10 working day period, relate to the same or similar subject matters, that being the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme, Tukituki Plan Change 6 and/or HBRIC Ltd. Therefore, Council has decided to treat all seven of those requests as a single request. ¬† Read more »