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  • Ombudsman finds significant gaps in MoH data

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    The Chief Ombudsman has identified significant gaps in the Ministry of Health’s collection and use of information about the deaths of people with intellectual disabilities receiving full-time residential support.

  • Disability rights report highlights systemic inequities and opportunities for real change

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    A report released today by the New Zealand Independent Monitoring Mechanism (IMM) highlights the need for decisive government action, including stronger laws to protect the rights of disabled people.

  • 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.

    OIA calculator

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • New guide – Publicly available information

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    Read our new guide on the publicly available refusal grounds.
  • 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.