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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.

  • 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].

  • 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.
  • Ombudsman releases four OIA practice reports

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    Chief Ombudsman, Peter Boshier, today released OIA compliance and practice reports on four government agencies.
  • Joint media statement: International Right to Know Day

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    Australia and New Zealand’s Information Access Commissioners join together in support of International Right to Know Day, 28 September 2018.
  • Ombudsman releases latest OIA data

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    Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his latest Official Information Act data, which shows there has been a rise in the number of complaints received.
  • Chief Ombudsman calls for Whanganui Prison to urgently address inmate violence and intimidation

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    The Chief Ombudsman's report has been tabled in Parliament this afternoon after his inspectors made a full, unannounced inspection of Whanganui Prison in February.
  • 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.