PO Box 13402
Wellington, New Zealand

GE-Free New Zealand

in food and environment (RAGE Inc.)

Official Information Act Requests

This page relates to OIA's relating to GE Free New Zealand. 

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

11.8.2023 FOI A1274 -  Application to approve GE Bananas into the food chain. 


22.10.2022 - QT-10281 OIA Response to GE Free NZ  SCION response on the traits, number and health of the GE trees in their Rotorua field trial in 2022

10.08.2023 - CN012371 OIA Response to GE Free   SCION response on the traits, number and health of the GE trees in Rotorua their Rotorua field trial in 2023

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

 17.7.2023  OIA request to MBIE

Commerce Commission

9.5.2022 - Complaint under Fair Trading Act - labelling of GE soy in Impossible Burgers

Ministry of Primary Industries

 LMOs imported or exported

 31.7.2023 OIA23-0347 - MPI reply on Cartagena Protocol Biological Clearing House on Living Modified Organisms (LMO /GE) Imports and Exports 2019 -2023

                  Appendix 1 - Data of exports and imports of Living Modified Organisms (LMO /GE)

21.6.2023 ENQ-46215-D6H9N3 - Transfer letter to MPI

17.7.2023 OIA23-0347 MPI reply to transfer letter 

GE Eucalyptus ERMA200825

20.07.2023 OIA23-0327 MPI reply to the status of the Te Teko trial of GE Eucalyptus - 

Appendix 1 OIA23-0327  MPI audit report final

29.08.2023 OIA23-0487 Monitoring and inspection responsibility 

Impossible Burger

23.4.2023 OIA23-0078 MPI reply relating to evidence on Impossible foods

Appendix 1  MPI correspondence with Impossible Foods

Appendix 2 MPI investigation report and emails. 

FAQ IF copy (Image of Impossible food products sold in USA and Canada)

6.5.2022 Complaint to MPI regarding labelling of Impossible Burger. Request to recall Impossible Burger from shelves and re-label. 

19.05.2022 Reply from Jerwin Impossible Foods regarding our press release on the lack of labelling of GM soy isolate

19.12.2022 Email reply from MPI on the labelling of Impossible Burger

13.3.2023 Email Correspondence with MPI regarding documents and consultation with Impossible foods

16.3.2023 OIA23-0078 An update on your request, reply from MPI

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

13.10.2021 Response from MFAT regarding further position on synthetic biology

18.7.2021 GE Free OIA request - Regarding position and the ENV CBD regarding GMO and gene drive/editing and synthetic biology

13.9.2021 Reply OIA 27593 MFAT - Reply with information on their position

13.9.2021 Redacted OIA 27593 reply- emails and briefing to Minister from 21 February 2021 - July 2021.

Ministry for the Environment

2.6.2021 OIA request HSNO Act and Gene Edited Organisms request for briefing minutes to the Minister regarding the HSNO Act.

1.9.2021 OIAD-106 MfE response full briefing minutes detaining advice to Ministers on HSNO changes. 

AgResearch - OIA

AgResearch Ruakura Facility MPI Verification reports 

1.6.2021 OIA21-0539 -response from MPI.

1.9.2020-4.11.2020 - AgResearch Ruakura Campus. Verification of compliance with controls and inspection of facilities.

14.02.2019 - 09.09.2019 MPI Verification report ; AgResearch Ruakura Campus. Verification of compliance with controls and inspection of facilities.

23.8.2019 Corrective Action Request Issued To: AgResearch - Ruakura Campus Status: CLOSED

29.8.2019 -28.11.2019 MPI Verification report; Increased frequency visit due to critical non compliance (unapproved transfer of genetically modified organism)

27.11.2019 - 28.02.2020 MPI verification report;  AgResearch Ruakura Campus. Verification of compliance with controls and inspection of facilities.

AgResearch GE Rye Grass trials

29.08.19 - OIA Request GE Free NZ regarding GE rye grass trials in the US.

16.03. 21 AgResearch Trials in USA, BRS Interstate/Release Permits and Notifications

26.9.2019 - Reply from AgResearch a detailed response on the forage trials undertaken by AgResearch

31.5.2021 - OIA request GE Free NZ - regarding the 2019-2021 results of the GE ryegrass and forage trials

19.8.2022 - Reply to OIA Request - regarding the 2019-2021 results of the GE ryegrass and forage trials with attachments and redactions.

AgResearch contract with Thompson and Clark private investigations of GE Free NZ and the Green Party

10.11.2015 - Attention Nick Daniels in-house emails relating to surveillance of GE Free NZ

23.10.2015 - GE Free NZ GE Animals Thompson and Clark report on GE Animals GE Free NZ to AgResearch

23.11.2015 - Green Party GE Animal Experiments Thompson and Clark  in-house emails relating to surveillance of the Green Party

11.04.2016 - Cancellation of Thompson and Clark  AgResearch emails regarding surveillance of GE Free NZ over the last 10 years @ $2,200/month.

24.07.2018 - Response on request for Thompson and Clark private investigations

Environmental Protection Agency

Laboratory trials in NZ

07.09.2023 - ENQ 46479 G4K5Q OIA reply to questions on laboratory over sight

07.09.2023 - GE Laboratory application approvals all application codes for GE laboratory trials. 


LMOs imported or exported

19.6.2023 OIA letter to EPA regarding Cartegena Protocol LMO's imported or exported through Biological Clearing House (BCH)

21.6.2023 ENQ-46215-D6H9N3 - Transfer letter to MPI

GE Eucalyptus ERMA200825

12.7.2023 ENQ-46256-M7X7F5 - EPA response to OIA request for ArborGen GE Eucalyptus trial in Te Teko

GE Field Trial Annual Reports

6.9.22 ENQ-44570-R7Z9F7 response to OIA request for GM annual reports AgResearch and Scion 

15.10.2021 ENQ-42630-X9Q4C0 OIA request for GM annual reports AgResearch and Scion  

GMO Releases of Medicines for Clinical Trials

2.6.2021 ENQ-41539-R8X9F1 Telomelysin; phase II clinical trial for patients with inoperable melanoma. Trial not commenced.

2.9.2020 H202005963 Pexa Vec clinical trial Medsafe Response at close of clinical trial due to failure of outcomes.

31.10.2019 ENQ-37243-M3F1Q2 Response dsRNA re assessment enquiry. 

Plant and Food

5.5.2011 OIA Response to research results on animal feeding studies on GM apples 

25.4.2016 OIA16-0146  Ministry of Primary Industries response to the Plant and Food Research Facility Apple breach.