• Posts Tagged ‘Official Information Act’

    Agencies ‘missed chances’ to make city quake-ready

    by  • October 1, 2011 • News, The NZ Herald • 0 Comments

    Government agencies twice failed to act on calls for more research that could have helped Christchurch prepare better for February’s fatal earthquake, victims’ families have claimed. The families say the agencies “didn’t do the right things” and missed several chances to identify high-risk areas and strengthen key buildings. They say the first opportunity was...

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    Prison costs reach $21m before start

    by  • September 13, 2011 • News, The NZ Herald • 0 Comments

    The Government will spend $11 million on consultants and $10 million on internal costs before they start building a new prison in Auckland. Department of Corrections documents released under the Official Information Act show it is already employing 18 companies, including accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and British lawyers Allen & Overy, to help oversee the...

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