Please note some information has been withheld under the following sections of the Official Information Act 1982:
- 6(a) – if the making available of that information would be likely to prejudice the security or defence of New Zealand or the international relations of the Government of New Zealand
- 6(b)(i) – if the making available of that information would be likely to prejudice the entrusting of information to the Government of New Zealand on a basis of confidence by the Government of any other country or any agency of such a Government
- 9(2)(a) – to protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of deceased natural persons
- 9(2)(f)(iv) – to maintain the constitutional conventions for the time being which protect the confidentiality of advice tendered by Ministers of the Crown and officials
- 9(2)(g)(i) – to maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions by or between or to Ministers of the Crown or members of an organisation or officers and employees of any public service agency or organisation in the course of their duty
- 9(2)(h) – to maintain legal professional privilege
- 9(2)(j) – to enable a Minister of the Crown or any public service agency or organisation holding the information to carry on, without prejudice or disadvantage, negotiations (including commercial and industrial negotiations).