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  • Free and frank advice and the Official Information Act

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    How do we strike the right balance between enabling confidential consideration of free and frank advice, and enabling the public to access official information to support open government? Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier discusses in a new Victoria University Policy Quarterly article.
  • Aircraft landing limits in Fiordland National Park

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    Ombudsman Leo Donnelly today released his Final Opinion concerning aircraft landing limits for Ngapunatoru Plateau in Fiordland National Park.
  • Operation Burnham: Final Opinion released

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    Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his Final Opinion on five complaints concerning the New Zealand Defence Force’s withholding of information related to Operation Burnham in Afghanistan in 2010.
  • Supporting better OIA practices

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    The Chief Ombudsman has commenced four self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector.
  • New guide – Publicly available information

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    Read our new guide on the publicly available refusal grounds.
  • Report on follow-up inspection of Christchurch Women's Prison

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    Chief Ombudsman releases OPCAT report on follow-up inspection of Christchurch Women's Prison.
  • 30 years of the OIA in NZ

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    30 years ago today, on 1 July 1983, the Official Information Act (OIA) came into force.