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.
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is leading a series of targeted engagements in some of the regions hit hardest by New Zealand’s biggest and most widespread series of extreme weather events in recent history.
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is recommending that the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment apologises to two seafarers over the advice it gave the COVID-19 Response Minister during the pandemic.
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier, together with his Independent Monitoring Mechanism partners, has published an updated version of the ‘Reasonable accommodation of persons with disabilities in New Zealand’ guide with the new title - ‘Removing barriers: A guide for reasonable accommodation of disabled people in Aotearoa’.
New Zealand’s reputation as a country mostly free from corruption in its public service and judiciary has been reaffirmed in the 2022 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says.
The Chief Ombudsman says the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s advice to government ministers on the Managed Isolation Allocation System did not adequately take into account the very real impact it would have on people’s lives.
Ombudsmen across Australasia and the Pacific gathered last month at Te Whanganui-a-Tara, where Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier co-hosted the Australasian and Pacific Ombudsman Region (APOR) conference and the annual Members’ meeting on 13 and 14 October 2
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is proud to present a new documentary, Our first 60 years - the NZ Ombudsman in Aotearoa, to mark this significant milestone in the history of the office in Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Chief Ombudsman says his investigation into Official Information Act practices has identified significant gaps in the way agencies are responding to journalists, training staff and keeping records.
Australian and New Zealand Information Commissioners and Ombudsmen today highlight the importance of government agencies developing robust digital systems that strengthen the community’s access to information.