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  • Ombudsman releases access to government information survey

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    The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says too many New Zealanders are still unaware of their rights to request information from Ministers, government agencies, and councils despite a growing thirst for information by the public.

  • New case note - early assistance in name change case

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    A new case note illustrates the impact that the Intake and Early Assistance Team can have. This team is the first point of contact for people seeking the Ombudsman’s help.

  • Latest OIA, LGOIMA data released

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    Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released the latest Official Information Act (OIA) and Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA) data[1].

  • Well-managed complaints increase customer trust: Australian research

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    New Australian research has been released into how public organisations manage complaints.

  • Ombudsman Quarterly Review Winter 2020

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    Our latest OQR is out.

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  • New complaints handling research announced

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    We’re helping with research by the University of Newcastle Australia into the benefits of good complaints handling in public sector organisations.

  • Hawke’s Bay prisoners’ conditions and treatment improving

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    The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison has made significant progress towards improving prisoners’ safety but has been slow to improve conditions for remand and at risk prisoners.
  • PrivacyLive lunchtime forum

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    A lively panel discussion on Right to Know Day, Thursday 28 September, will highlight New Zealanders' rights to access government information and personal information about themselves.
  • New Zealand and Australia unite for Right to Know

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    Right to Know Day on 28 September highlights your right to access personal and official information.
  • Review of OIA practices announced

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    On 17 December 2014, the Chief Ombudsman commenced a wide-ranging review of Official Information Act (OIA) practices in the public sector.