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Chief Ombudsman releases opinion concerning Let's Get Wellington Moving letter
Wed 30 Oct 2019
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his Final Opinion on a complaint about the withholding of a letter written by Green MP and Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter.
Annual Report highlights a pleasing year
Thu 17 Oct 2019
Public sector agencies are increasingly making use of advice and resources from the Ombudsman.
Ombudsman releases Community attitudes towards freedom of information survey
Fri 4 Oct 2019
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says too many New Zealanders are unaware of their rights to request information from Ministers, government agencies and Councils.
Latest OIA data released by the Ombudsman – LGOIMA data to be released in September
Wed 13 Mar 2019
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his latest Official Information Act data, which shows a 34% rise in complaints received by his office since the data was first published two-and-a-half years ago.
30 years of the OIA in NZ
Mon 1 Jul 2013
30 years ago today, on 1 July 1983, the Official Information Act (OIA) came into force.
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