Hoey and Canegrowers

Application number:
1998 S0089
Decision date:
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2000

Hoey and Canegrowers
(1998 S0089, 22 March 2000) 

This review concerned the application of s.28(2) of the FOI Act.  The applicant's refined FOI access application sought access to a large number of documents concerning various activities of the respondent. 

The respondent provided evidence that some 14,800 folios fell within the terms of the application.  The Information Commissioner found that the work involved in dealing with the application would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the respondent from their use by the respondent in the performance of its functions.