September 22, 2017
We're here to protect your right to know.
September 21, 2017
Right to Know Day on 28 September highlights your right to access personal and official information.
March 1, 2017
Chief Ombudsman publishes report on use of restraint in prisons.
January 31, 2017
The Chief Ombudsman and SSC release first statistics on OIA requests and complaints.
December 2, 2016
The New Zealand Ombudsman joins with Australian Ombudsmen and Information Commissioners to mark the 250th anniversary of the world's first freedom of information law in Sweden.
October 20, 2016
The Ombudsman's Annual Report was tabled in Parliament today. You can view the Annual Report here.
October 14, 2016
The Chief Ombudsman is initiating an investigation into the use of seclusion rooms in schools, following allegations that locked seclusion rooms have been used in two primary schools to restrain children with autism.
October 7, 2016
We have today published a media release on the reports by the Department of Corrections into organised fighting and access to contraband at Mt Eden Corrections Facility.
May 4, 2016
We have today published a media release on a decision by the Department of Corrections to undertake a case review of the management of a prisoner at Auckland’s maximum security prison.
Dame Beverley Wakem | December 8, 2015
The Chief Ombudsman has released her report on central government agencies' compliance with their obligations under the Official Information Act when responding to requests for information. This is the most in-depth review of the Act's operation ever undertaken by the Office of the Ombudsman. You can view the full report here and the Office's media release here.
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