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See the latest news and announcements. 

  • OIA calculator back online

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    The OIA calculator is back online.

    Thank you for your patience while we addressed the issues in the previous version.

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  • OPCAT aged care inspections programme information published

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    One of the Chief Ombudsman’s roles is to check on the treatment and conditions of people held in secure facilities – places people can’t leave even if they want to.

  • 2018/2019 Annual Report released

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    Our annual report is now online and it shows what we’ve been doing over the past year to improve how we handle your complaints and protect your rights to request information.

  • Thanks to those helping make disability rights real

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    With our Independent Monitoring Mechanism partners, we have just finished gathering your input on the state of disability rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • New whistleblowing guide for agencies and submission on Protected Disclosures Act consultation

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    Today the Chief Ombudsman published a new guide for agencies on whistleblowing and his submission to the State Services Commission consultation on the Protected Disclosures Act (PDA).
  • New Opinion published

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    The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has published his findings on a case referred to during parliamentary question time last week.
  • Your OIA rights and responsibilities – now and in the future

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    On 13 July, Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier addressed around 800 delegates at the New Zealand School Trustees Association’s annual conference.
  • 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.