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Local Government Official Information And Meetings Act 1987



Part 1

Access to local authorityinformation


7 Other reasons for withholding official information

(1)        Where this section applies, good reason for withholding official information exists, for the purpose of section 5 [principle of availability], unless, in the circumstances of the particular case, the withholding of that information is outweighed by other considerations which render it desirable, in the public interest, to make that information available.

(2)        Subject to sections 6, 8, and 17, this section applies if, and only if, the withholding of the information is necessary to—


(ba)    in the case only of an application for a resource consent, or water conservation order, or a requirement for a designation or heritage order, under the Resource Management Act 1991, to avoid serious offence to tikanga Māori, or to avoid the disclosure of the location of waahi tapu; or


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