Size of Team New Zealand's request for government cash is kept secret

The New Zealand Herald. By Steve Deane:

The Government will not say how much taxpayer cash Team New Zealand have requested to help bankroll their next tilt at the America's Cup.

Documents about public funding of the yachting syndicate sought by the Herald through the Official Information Act were either heavily redacted or withheld by officials acting for Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce.

Citing the public's right to know how its money is spent by public officials, the Herald has lodged an urgent appeal with the Ombudsman.

Information kept secret includes the amount of money requested for the current campaign, and details of how the $5 million provided so far has been spent.

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