Dame Beverley Wakem | March 26, 2013
Dame Beverley Wakem has commenced an investigation into the way in which the Ministry of Education conducts consultation on school closures and mergers. She is asking anyone who has information relevant to her investigation to contact her office. Read the full media release here
Chief Ombudsman | March 12, 2013
Chief Ombudsman Dame Beverley Wakem says Pacific people who believe they were not treated fairly when Immigration New Zealand implemented policies enabling Pacific residency quotas may now get another chance to be considered. Read the full media release here
December 18, 2012
Ombudsman Dr David McGee has found the Ministry of Education acted wrongly in its handling of requests for official information about Christchurch school closures.
Ombudsman | November 28, 2012
The Ombudsman is part of a group of specialised New Zealand complaint handling organisations that has developed resources for teaching the language of complaint to new speakers of English. The resources are available free online for anyone to use from today.
Ombudsman investigating Ministry of Education’s management of official information requests about the proposed closure of Christchurch schools
November 23, 2012
Ombudsman David McGee formally advised the Secretary for Education, Ms Lesley Longstone yesterday that he had decided to conduct an investigation of his own motion into matters that have been publicly raised relating to the Ministry of Education’s management of requests for information about the proposed closure of some Christchurch schools.
November 12, 2012
Natural disaster, public service cuts and private provision of public services are among the issues under scrutiny by Ombudsmen at this week’s World Conference in Wellington.
September 30, 2012
The Office of the Ombudsman will mark its 50th anniversary on 1 October 2012 by running a Good Governance Week.
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