Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says the aim of this new section is to provide information to tamariki, rangatahi and whānau who may be considering making a complaint about Oranga Tamariki or its care or custody providers.
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released the findings of his investigation into a complaint about the adequacy of WorkSafe’s investigation into an incident in 2016 where a child choked on a piece of sliced raw apple at an early childhood centre. The incident left the child with a severe lifelong disability.
The United Nations Committee against Torture has called on the New Zealand Government to reduce the disproportionately high number of Māori in prisons and to improve the conditions of people in detention, noting that transformational change is needed.
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published a document setting out his expectations for the conditions and treatment of people in prisons, or otherwise in the custody of the Ara Poutama Aotearoa – Department of Corrections.
The Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, travelled to regions affected by recent extreme weather events. He wanted to learn about the issues facing communities and grow awareness of services provided by the Ombudsman.
The Office of the Ombudsman has commissioned a series of videos explaining the OIA and providing advice and guidance for in those in Deaf community using the Act to seek information from government agencies.
In the second half of 2022, the Chief Ombudsman dealt with three separate complaints concerning delays by the Minister for Māori Development in responding to requests for official information under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA).
The Chief Ombudsman has published a case note on an investigation about the COVID-19 Minister’s refusal to give the New Zealand Council of Civil Liberties information about vaccination certificates for domestic use.