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OIA and LGOIMA requests over the holidays
Wed 4 Dec 2019
By law, when you ask an agency for official information they have to respond to your request as soon as reasonably practicable and no later than 20 working days after they got it.
Thanks to those helping make disability rights real
Wed 14 Aug 2019
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
Wed 7 Aug 2019
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
Mon 5 Aug 2019
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
Wed 31 Jul 2019
On 13 July, Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier addressed around 800 delegates at the New Zealand School Trustees Association’s annual conference.
Strategic intentions for 2019-23 released
Fri 19 Jul 2019
The Chief Ombudsman's Strategic Intentions document for 2019-23 has now been released.
Chief Ombudsman’s submission on OIA consultation
Wed 17 Jul 2019
In March, the Ministry of Justice announced a public consultation on matters relating to the Official Information Act.
New guide – Publicly available information
Wed 4 Apr 2018
Read our new guide on the publicly available refusal grounds.
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