Office of the Ombudsman | April 11, 2019
The Chief Ombudsman has published a new tranche of OIA guidance on the commercial withholding grounds and how to consult third parties before making a decision on an OIA request.
Office of the Ombudsman | April 9, 2019
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is welcoming the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children and young people within the state care and youth justice system.
Office of the Ombudsman | March 26, 2019
Changes to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (LGOIMA) which came into effect on 21 March 2019 have affected ‘working day’ calculations for LGOIMA.
Office of the Ombudsman | March 19, 2019
A message from the Chief Ombudsman regarding the events in Christchurch and potential agency delays.
Office of the Ombudsman | March 18, 2019
The Ministry of Justice is seeking submissions for a consultation on the OIA.
Office of the Ombudsman | March 13, 2019
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his latest Official Information Act data, which shows a 34% rise in complaints received by his office since the data was first published two-and-a-half years ago.
Office of the Ombudsman | February 20, 2019
The Chief Ombudsman says staff shortages at one of New Zealand’s largest prisons are causing prisoners to spend extended periods of time locked in their cells and prisoners’ rehabilitation needs are not being met.
Chief Ombudsman commences two investigations into the Ministry of Health and its services for people with intellectual disabilities
Office of the Ombudsman | February 14, 2019
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has launched investigations into the Ministry of Health’s oversight of facilities and services for intellectually disabled people with high and complex needs.
Office of the Ombudsman | December 20, 2018
The Ombudsman is undertaking a review of guidance materials produced, and is seeking feedback from agencies and the public via a short anonymous survey.
Four Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act practice investigations underway – feedback called for
Office of the Ombudsman | December 12, 2018
The Chief Ombudsman has commenced four new self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector, the third set of investigations announced in the past eight months.
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