In reading information in the Kapiti News and seeing KCDC correspondence, KCDC seems to be pushing the false line that DoC is supportive of the Guru Gateway’s Business Case. False because this is what DOC does say:

20-E-0417 DOC-6386743 

7 August 2020

Mr Christopher Ruthe 

Dear Mr Ruthe 

Thank you for your Official Information Act request to the Minister of Conservation relating to the Kāpiti Gateway Proposal dated 10 July 2020.

The Minister has transferred the following request included in that letter to the Department for response under section 14(b) of the Official Information Act: 

Please supply the economic studies and data you have that justified your opposing the facts as seen by the business community you project as being the beneficiaries of the project. 

I advise that there were no such economic studies or data held by the Department. The Kāpiti Gateway proposal is being developed by the Kāpiti Coast District Council and the Department has no role to suggest the business community is a beneficiary or otherwise.

Yours sincerely 

Jack Mace
Director Operations, Lower North Island