Correspondence (Letters, OIAs, etc.)

Frequently Asked Questions

Please find below copies of correspondence sent by the Institute to parties that may find our work of interest. The Institute endeavours to send all Members of Parliament an annual update of our work programme, as well as engaging in correspondence with wider groups regarding the release of a completed publication or a key event. We publish these letters here for transparency. 


OIA reference # [MI]Date sentRecipientSubjectLink to our OIA Date of acknowledgmentDate response receivedResponse OIA reference #Link to their response Status
2020/0928/07/2020AgReserachPandemic Risk: Outdoor Transgenic ProgrammeOIA29/07/2020In Progress
2020/0815/07/2020Ministry for the Environment (MfE)/EPA Pandemic Risk: AgResearch Approval for GM animalsOIA
(Transferred to MPI and AgResearch)
22/07/20203/08/2020EPA ResponseIn Progress
2020/0729/04/2020Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC) COVID-19: Moving from Level 4 to Level 3OIA14/05/20203/06/2020OIA-2019/20-0485ResponseCompleted
2020/0628/04/2020New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE)OneOcean: Open Ocean AquacultureOIA28/05/202011/06/2020 (Part 1)
18/06/2020 (Part 2)
Response 1
Response 2
Response 3
2020/0528/04/2020Ministry of Health (MoH) COVID-19: VaccinationsOIA29/04/202025/06/2020H202002651Correspondence
2020/0422/04/2020Ministry of Health (MoH) COVID-19: National Reserve SupplyEmail &
(Follow up, 23/07/2020)
24/04/202021/05/2020H202002574Response 1In Progress
2020/0322/04/2020Ministry of Health (MoH) COVID-19: Intensive Care DrugsOIA
(Transferred to PHARMAC)
2020/0225/03/2020All district health boards (DHB) COVID-19: Open Letter to District Health BoardsOIA
(Follow up, 23/06/2020)
VariousVariousIn Progress
2020/012/03/2020Ministry of Health (MoH) COVID-19: Virus outbreak (ICU beds and more)OIA04/03/202025/03/2020H202001095ResponseCompleted

Other correspondence

2020 – Letter to MoH: Thank you

27 March 2020
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2019 Update to MPs: Work Programme

18 November 2019
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2018 Update to MPs: Work Programme

14 December 2018
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2015 Update to MPs: One Ocean

1 May 2015
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2015 Update to MPs: Work Programme

5 February 2015
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2014 Update to MPs: Work Programme

27 June 2014
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2013 Update to MPs: Genetic Modification

13 December 2013
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2013 Update to MPs: Work programme

4 December 2013
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2013: Update to MPs: King Salmon

24 May 2013
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