Pursuant to section 7(5) of the Inquiries Act 2013, and as the appointing Minister for the Inquiry, the Minister of Energy and Resources amends the final reporting date in the notice titled Establishment of the Government Inquiry into the Auckland Fuel Supply Disruption, published in the New Zealand Gazette, 7 December 2018, Notice No. 2018-go6197. The final reporting date is extended to 19 August 2019.
Accordingly, the paragraphs under the section titled “Report Back” will be removed and replaced with:
“The Inquiry is to report its findings and opinions, together with recommendations, to the Minister of Energy and Resources in writing no later than 19 August 2019. In order to ensure the Minister is kept appropriately informed as to progress, the Chair will provide regular updates to the Minister on the Inquiry’s progress throughout the course of the Inquiry.
If the Inquiry identifies issues which may affect its ability to deliver a final report by 19 August 2019, it shall notify the responsible Minister as soon as possible with a view to identifying an appropriate solution, which may include (but is not limited to) an extension of time.”
Dated at Wellington this 17th day of April 2019.
Hon Dr MEGAN WOODS, Minister of Energy and Resources.