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Tauranga and Porirua City Councils in next round of LGOIMA practice investigations - surveys now open

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Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has announced a further two self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of selected councils.

The investigations aim to establish whether councils have the leadership, culture, organisational systems, policies and procedures in place to support good official information practices.

The councils selected for investigation are Tauranga City Council and the Porirua City Council. These follow the announcement of investigations of the practices of the Buller District Council and Invercargill City Council in early November.

The Chief Ombudsman is also keen to get the public’s input into the process, and has set up a survey for those who have recently made a request to access information held by the councils, or who have engaged with them through the LGOIMA processes within the last 6-12 months.

The survey looks at the councils’ processes, and peoples’ experiences with them. They are not designed to reopen individual cases. For a new complaint, the usual process of approaching the Ombudsman remains. The survey is open until Friday 24 January 2020 and is available on the following links:

Tauranga City Council

Porirua City Council

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