Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
45 Agency-initiated transfer
(1) An agency-initiated transfer of an access application to another agency requires the consent of that other agency and cannot be done unless:
(a) the other agency is known to hold the information applied for and the information relates more closely to the functions of that other agency, or
(b) the agency that receives the application decides that it does not hold the information and the other agency is known or reasonably expected to hold the information.
(2) An agency-initiated transfer cannot be done more than 10 working days after the application was received.