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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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Chief Ombudsman releases opinion on Auckland Council complaint

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    Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has asked Auckland Council to apologise to Radio New Zealand over the way the Council dealt with a request for official information.
  • Chief Ombudsman welcomes Christchurch City Council information release

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    Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has welcomed today’s decision by the Christchurch City Council to release the information regarding the cost of the digital touch-wall in its new library.