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  • Chief Ombudsman: new report ‘wakeup call’ for council leaders

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    The Chief Ombudsman says his latest report into official information practice at local authorities is a wakeup call for all council leaders about the importance of an open and transparent workplace culture – and their accountability for achieving that.<

  • Next round of LGOIMA practice investigations underway

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    Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has commenced another round of self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of selected councils.
  • Right to know essential to democracy in a digital world

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    Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsmen from across Australia and New Zealand are urging government agencies to do more to make information available for the benefit of citizens.
  • Inspection finds Tongariro Prison ‘safe, well managed’

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    Inspection finds Tongariro Prison ‘safe, well managed’

    12 September 2019

    An unannounced inspection at Tongariro Prison has found a safe and well-managed prison, with a clear sense of purpose and striving for continuous improvement.

  • Latest OIA, and first set of LGOIMA data, released by the Ombudsman

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    The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released his latest OIA data, and, for the first time, the equivalent data for the LGOIMA.
  • 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.