Official Information Practice Investigations (OIPI)
Read about the work of the Official Information Practice Investigations (OIPI) team.
First four OIA practice reports
The first four reports have now been published:
LGOIMA practice report: Horowhenua District Council
The Chief Ombudsman has published the first Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) practice report.
LGOIMA compliance and practice at Horowhenua District Council identifies what's working well and suggests actions for improvement, several of which the Council is already implementing.
OIA practice report: Callaghan Innovation
The Chief Ombudsman has published his report on OIA compliance and practice at Callaghan Innovation.
The report identifies a generally positive OIA culture and attitude at Callaghan Innovation, and emphasises the need for consistent messaging from senior leadership about the value and importance of the Act.
The Chief Ombudsman found no evidence that Callaghan Innovation treats OIA requests differently depending on the identity of the requester.
LGOIMA practice reports: Greater Wellington Regional Council and Tasman District Council
The Chief Ombudsman has released two further investigation reports into LGOIMA practice and compliance at local authorities.
Tasman District Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council are the latest under the microscope.
The Chief Ombudsman made no formal recommendations. He made suggestions for improvement in LGOIMA practice, and welcomed the Councils' willingness to start implementing these.
OIA practice report: the Treasury
The Chief Ombudsman has released his report into Official Information Act compliance and practice at the Treasury.
Peter Boshier identified a positive culture towards official information, openness, and transparency at the Treasury, consistent with the Treasury's role as a provider of free and frank advice.
Mr Boshier said most of his suggestions for improvement would be implemented over the next year, and he would monitor progress.
LGOIMA practice report: Far North District Council
The Chief Ombudsman has released his report into Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act compliance and practice at Far North District Council.
The report finds that Council staff take their responsibilities to their communities seriously, and are strongly committed to openness and accountability.
However, the report also identifies the need for significant improvements in LGOIMA policy, training, and governance, along with stronger engagement from senior leadership.
LGOIMA practice report: Auckland Council
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his report into Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) compliance and practice at Auckland Council.
The report finds that Auckland Council has a strong culture of openness, led by the Chief Executive, who demonstrates a commitment to LGOIMA and transparency more generally.
Auckland Council has accepted all but one of the Chief Ombudsman's suggested actions, and has developed a plan to implement these over the next 18 months.Back to top ↑