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  • Final Opinion on Ruru School seclusion complaint

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    The Chief Ombudsman has released his Final Opinion on the complaint concerning seclusion of a child at Ruru Specialist School.
  • Annual Report: Ombudsman having stronger impact than ever

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    Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released his Annual Report for 2016/2017, saying it shows his Office is having a greater impact in more areas and on more lives than ever before.
  • 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.
  • Chief Ombudsman releases report on government OIA practices

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    The Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem, released a report today on her investigation into the practices adopted by central government agencies for complying with the OIA.
  • Review of OIA practices announced

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    On 17 December 2014, the Chief Ombudsman commenced a wide-ranging review of Official Information Act (OIA) practices in the public sector.
  • 30 years of the OIA in NZ

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    30 years ago today, on 1 July 1983, the Official Information Act (OIA) came into force.