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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].

  • Chief Ombudsman welcomes Protected Disclosure Act review

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    The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins that the Government intends to begin strengthening the Protected Disclosures Act to provide better protection for whistle blowers.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.